I hope that you had a blessed and wonderful Christmas Season! I know mine was filled with God, family, friends, and food! It was amazing. Last night during our LifeNight we opened up with talking about what we are looking forward to this year, AND what we wish would have gone better last year. Getting to hear what everyone is looking forward to was GREAT. This year sounds wonderful for everyone!
When we had finished with our yearly goals everyone got comfy with snacks, hot chocolate, and candy. I shared my testimony with them about what it means for me to be a"Solider in Christ", and what it means for me to NEED God. We meditated on
2 Timothy 2- A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus, and what does Christ ask of us when we follow him.
They were all amazing listeners- even though I accidentally went WAAAAAAY over my time! After my Testimony we had quiet reflection, and small group discussion about the following questions:
What does it mean for you to follow Christ?
What does it mean for you to need God?
This year- what will you do to grow closer to Christ?
2 Timothy 2- A Good Soldier of Christ Jesus
2 You then, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier on service gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to satisfy the one who enlisted him. 5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. 6 It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will grant you understanding in everything.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, 9 the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which in Christ Jesus goes with eternal glory. 11 The saying is sure:
If we have died with him, we shall also live with him;
12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him;
if we deny him, he also will deny us;
13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.