Well, this week was the first tribe night and there was a pretty cool new setup with the lamps up at elevate and the rave down at impact. Yet again, both Ed and Myles gave amazing talks. To be honest though, I got kind of confused on the topics, but thought i should put this up anyways. How does a typical days tart off for you?
How sick was the first gig night? Planet of the stereos rocked my socks off... and i wasn’t even wearing socks! But even better than that, it was awesome to see so many of your friends there. But all in all, I hope you guys and gals had a heap of fun and really enjoyed yourselves. Well....I was reflecting on the weekend and God fired me up to write a bit about creation. I know Pete already did an awesome blog, but this is sorta on my heart as well and it needs to come out :p
So I'm supposed to be writing about how God is the creator, but I want to talk about how God is good, so i'll talk about that and then incorporate some of God the creator in there somewhere. Anyway, before I begin, some reading on this is the first book of C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity (Yes I am plugging C.S. Lewis again) Im going to pitch this twice, read the first, and of your feeling extra brainy go for the second one too, I've tried to put paragraphs in but they don't always work on this site Pitch 1 Well first of all we need to come up with some definition of good.
It’s the second week of term. What a cracker!
Sooo it’s the start of a brand spanking new term. It was awesome to see so many new faces there. Ed gave a solid talk. Fire up coz, its only gonna get better!...Anyway, how many of you guys played cowboys and Indians when you were younger?
Long time no see everybody. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2009 is going to be an amazing year...get totally pumped for JG coz It’s gonna go off like a rocket! Anyway, you may be wondering why I’m writing a blog at 3am in the morning. Well, I know we haven’t started the term just yet, but I was praying and some ideas came to mind....
Its been a long wait, but this was the last week of the year. It was also Ben and Beth’s last youth group here at St James. Ben and Beth, on behalf of everyone at Elevate and Impact, Thank you. Thank you for all the time and effort and sacrifice you put in during your time here. Thank you for your love and patience and kindness and commitment and service. Thank you for being there for every one of us. Thank you so much. You have both been such a phenomenal blessing to everyone in so many ways that are difficult to express in words. Thank you for everything you have done..
Greetings Agent (Insert Name)
Tomorrow morning you have been assigned to participate in an elite and covert mission of epic proportions.
The mission details are as followed
Location: St James - C.E.B.S. Room
Time: 9:00am -10:00am
Objective: Arrive at said location and time ready to ask any questions you want answered relating to the bible, God, Jesus etc.
Well its week 4. Most of you are gearing up (or have already finished) exams or assesments. For those of you who are still going, dont worry. Just do your best and God will do the rest. Anyways, after some trouble finding a lectern, Ben gave a pretty solid talk on how David followed Jesus and how he was real with God. It reminded me of several conversations I had that weren’t so real. You’ve probably had some too.
Week 3 this week. Dan preached an awesome word on leaders and Jesus, trust and knowing God. Before launching into the blog, its time for another shameless plug. if you’re a slightly older have a read of Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. It’s old school, but still pretty good. Speaking of good books, the best book out there is the Bible. Get into it. Use the BRPs too. You can find them on Myles blog. How many of you remember the story of the Pied Piper?