BASIC Youth Update 11-16-16

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A Thought

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Do you ever feel like your faith has failed you? Do you ever feel weak and tired and like you can’t go on? I’ve got some good news for you. It’s not about how YOU feel, but about what Christ has promised. Feelings come and go. Sometimes we feel great and other times we feel awful, but how you feel doesn’t let you know whether you are loved by God and by others.Despite being redeemed by Christ on the cross, we’re still sinners. We still sin daily, but we don’t celebrate on certain days because we are able to “hold on” to Jesus. Instead, we celebrate every day because Jesus always holds on to us. In Deuteronomy 31:6, God tells the people of Israel, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” That didn’t mean that God’s people would never have troubles in their life, but God would always be with them even in tough times. Through Christ, the same is true for us. We have been made God’s people through Christ in the waters of baptism and he continues to hold on to us forgiving us and bringing us closer to him every day.

 

Despite being redeemed by Christ on the cross, we’re still sinners. We still sin daily. We don’t celebrate on some days because we are able to “hold on” to Jesus and sin less. Instead, we celebrate every day because Jesus always holds on to us as he gives us faith. In Deuteronomy 31:6, God tells the people of Israel, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” That didn’t mean that God’s people would never have troubles in their life, but God would always be with them even in tough times. Through Christ, the same is true for us. We have been made God’s people through Christ in the waters of baptism and he continues to hold on to us forgiving us and bringing us closer to him every day.

Bible Study
Highschool/College Age – In the Ed Building. We’ll wrap up our study of Jeremiah.
Jr High – In the multi-purpose room continuing a study in the Synoptic Gospels.

Donuts
11/20 – ?
11/27 – Collmeyer
12/4 – ?
12/11 – Birrittier

Calendar
THIS WEEK!!!! 11/20 (12-2)
BASIC Youth Group – Food, fellowship, and conversation.

Tuesday’s in November
“Christian Friends of New Americans” (CFNA): We have some volunteer opportunities on Tuesdays to help kids with homework and show them Christian friendship as a whole. Contact the Janssens for more information

12/3
Cookie Walk: You’ll see more info in the bulletin as it draws closer, but now you can put it on your calendar.

Feel free to call or visit with questions, or to just talk in general.