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Teen Leaders Conference – TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group. The retreat will be January 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 value). This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun. Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center. Have to sign up and pay by Dec. 2.
BIBLE STUDY WITH YOUR TEEN – If your teen is thinking about getting baptized or has already been baptized, I have a set of 2 Bible studies that I would love to do with your teen. It gives us a chance to study God’s word together and look at some important biblical subjects. It also gives me a chance to spend some one on one time with them and get to know your teen better. Let me know if you are interested, I am very flexible on when we can do the Bible studies. You can also find these Bible studies at the Phase Station by the Welcome Center.
12/12 – Nursing Home Singing – during church
12/31 – NYE Party – @ church – 8-12:30 – snacks provided
1/13 – Teen Devo – 6-8pm – need host
1/19-21 – TLC Branson – sign ups begin now!
2/22-24 – CHRISTeens – DUE: 1/6 – $30
June 7-15 – Mexico Mission Trip – $100 DUE: 1/20
T. J. Davidson – Nursing Home Singing
This Wednesday Night we are going to Spring Creek Nursing Home to sing some Christmas Carols and visit the residents. If you have any stuffed animals that are in good condition, bring them and we will hand them out to the residents. This is always a highlight of the year and we look forward to it!
T. J. Davidson
Bible 101 (3/3)
We are starting a new series called “Bible 101” and it is about some of the Great Themes of Scripture. Although I call it Bible 101 it is anything but basic. Every year we are going to look at a few different themes that are prevalent throughout Scripture. I believe this will help us to see how the Bible is a unified whole and when we understand some of the Big Themes of Scriptures it helps make the whole thing make sense.
This week we are looking at “Sacrifice and Atonement.” As we talked about last week God is holy. Because God is completely perfect in his moral perfection, he also can’t stand sin. The ideas of sacrifice and atonement are God’s ways to bring us back to God. Here is a great video that illustrates this theme.
Questions you can ask:
– Why do you think Jesus had to die for us?
– What are some ways we can make sacrifices to God today?