An Invitation From Our Student Pastor:
Statistics show us that teenage Christ-followers are behaving no differently than their friends who don’t follow Christ. We talk about how teenage Christ-followers don’t know the Bible or can’t articulate their faith. While these things may be true, I firmly believe that the biggest reason some Christian teens aren’t living their faith is because they simply don’t recognize Christ for who He is. They don’t fully understand or appreciate whom it is they claim to follow; what His life, death, and resurrection accomplished; and the power that is gained in surrendering to Him.
In his gospel, John seeks to prove to people the identity of Christ. This proof comes from a man who saw Jesus’ ministry first-hand as one of His closest disciples. John saw Jesus as not just a good teacher or friend, but as the Son of God, the promised Messiah, the Redeemer of God’s children. The picture of Jesus John paints in his gospel is a powerful image of the “who” of the Christian faith.
I’m excited to tell you that our students will be engaging in a meaningful time of Bible study and application, learning exactly what Scripture says about Jesus through John’s eyes. Our hope is that your child will join us for the next six weeks on Wednesday nights at 6:15 for Proof: A Study on the Book of John. Through this study, your teenager will begin to see Jesus as:
- Not just a great teacher or prophet, but the Son of God
- Someone who faced tons of opposition
- Powerfully compassionate
- Promising His continued presence through the Holy Spirit
- The atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world
- The resurrected Lord
I strongly encourage you to make every effort to have your student be part of this Bible study series on Wednesday nights. I’m praying that it offers thought provoking discussion and life changing perspective!
Another added bonus is that Pastor Ken is teaching on the book of John in his current sermon series – Real Life. My hope is that these truths will really “soak in” after students hear it twice during the week. I’m also hoping that it gives families common talking points as they’re hearing similar messages.
Please be praying for our ministry, your child, and your child’s friends as we challenge them with the person of Jesus. We want to be known as a student ministry who knows the proof but also points others to this proof, the person of Jesus, the “who” of our faith!