BASIC Update 1-18-17

B.A.S.I.C. Youth Group News
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BASIC

A Thought

Take a moment today to read Psalm 136. Despite what people say regarding the evil and angry God of the Old Testament, the Psalmist seems to share a picture of God that’s a little different. It’s a picture of God in his “steadfast love”. God is just, but he loves faithfully. God is faithful in his love and we see that most clearly as he sheds his own blood on Calvary’s cross. We see the God of all creation showing such love as to give his own life for his creation. But he didn’t stay dead. Instead, that steadfast love continues today as he reigns in all things. The God of all creation loves you. Take a moment to let that sink in. Through Jesus Christ, you are made pure and God loves you as his own Son. I’ll leave you with that. Have a blessed day!

Bible Study
High School/College-Age: Ed Building and we’ll continue digging into the book of Matthew.
7th-8th graders: Multipurpose room discussing the Synoptic Gospels with Mr. Stumpf.

Donuts
THERE’S A NEW DONUT AND COFFEE SHEET IN THE NARTHEX!
1/22 – We need a Donuteer!
See the website for the rest of the schedule and to sign up.

Calendar
1/22
Financial Peace University starts (3-5) – This is a 9-week program about Godly money management. I have taken it once and taught it once and it is a fun and engaging time each time I’ve seen the videos. I highly highly highly encourage any of the youth and families who can, to take this class. This digs not only into getting out of debt and using money wisely, but it also digs into retirement stuff, choosing the right insurance for your budget and so on. Even if youth can come for the weeks that are applicable to them, it’s a great opportunity. If you’re interested, please let me know.

We’ll have a service event at the Seminary and bowling coming up soon. I’ll have more info here next week.

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