How do you continue with life after summer camp or missions trip (mountain top experience)?
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I wanted to include a perspective of live change from one of our many talented student ministry Adult Leaders. I hope this story encourages you keep investing in the lives of those around you. Never ever let some one or something come between you and serving God’s people. You will never know your full impact this side of Heaven.
Hi Billy, I know you asked for how camp changed the students but we leaders were impacted in a big way and I wanted to share with you how camp affected me. I got saved about 6 years ago at Southbrook Church and began serving in student ministry about 3 years ago. I often have big fears Continue Reading…
Just yesterday I was with a team in Haiti on a missions trip. Everything happened so fast…it was like we just got there. Today, as I type this out while sitting on a park bench, I am reminded of the amenities we Continue Reading…
1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
I love the way the Bible works together. The way God has woven all of the scriptures together has always amazed me. I have aways loved Pauls introductions. I usually read them and get right to the meat of the message that the Holy Spirit has put on his heart. A few days ago was different. I began reading Ephesians and noticed something was missing. In verse 3 Paul mentions God, and Jesus…but where is the mention of the Holy Spirit? Take a look at 1 Cor. 1:3, 2 Cor. 1:3, Gal. 1:3, Eph. 1:3, Phil. 1:2, …they all mention God and Jesus but not the Holy Spirit. Why? If Paul is under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, then why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned? Is He not part of the trinity?
Consider John 16:13-14
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.
According to these scriptures, He (the Holy Spirit) will not speak on His own initiative. So Paul who was under the inspiration of the Spirit did not promote the Spirit. So now, when I question why the Holy Spirit is not mentioned I have to consider John 16. The Bible truly is amazing, it’s the little things like this that begin to tie things together.
We had one of our most moving nights in High School. No there was no special music or event, it was just a deal where the Holy Spirit showed up big time. One of our adult leaders (Chris) has been going through this series called REFLECTION over the past few weeks. In a nut shell, it helps us look at who God made us to be and compare it to the way we think we are made. Most high school students (and even us adults) struggle with being the ‘real’ version of ourselves…you know the person God made.