I enjoyed my return to spending Sunday with you talking about our awesome God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
We discussed the idea that everything we do – EVERYTHING – has a greater purpose. That greater purpose is serving our Lord, God.
I asked the students what were their favorite things to do. We had some great answers: video games (Fortnite is apparently popular), sports (a lot of basketball players in our group), reading, spending time with friends.
These are all fantastic and fun things to do. But what should always be our end goal? I asked the students if they knew there is a greater purpose for everything they do.
Then we read Romans 14:7-8 and Colossians 3:23-24 which sparked some great discussion. I think we all realized that even in the things we do for fun, we serve God. We can use video games, sports, reading and spending time with our friends as a way to connect with others. That means also connecting with people who may need a friend.
As Christians, no matter what our age, we should seek out ways to connect with others and share the word about God, how wonderful He is, and that He sacrificed His son, so that we could go to heaven. Think about that. Isn’t that worth sharing?
You bet it is! So how do we take these steps to reach out to others? Well, that’s what we are going to talk about the next time I am with the students in June. I can’t wait!
In the meantime, I hope the students remember to spend time every day reading their Bible and thinking about what they read. They can start small with maybe 5-10 minutes. The important thing is for the students to get into the Bible daily, spend time with God, and get to know Him better.
Until next time, I pray that the hearts of the students reflect the awesome heart of our Lord, Jesus Christ.