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AYM Update from 10/11 and 10/18!

Hello everyone!

We didn’t get the update up from October 11th, so this post is from October 11th and 18th!

Luke Skaggs and Lydia Ours spoke the last two weeks since Pastor Dustin was speaking on Sunday morning while Pastor John was in Israel.

Luke gave a message titled, “Two in, Two Out” as we sat around the fire. Luke shared from his experience as a volunteer fireman during the message. He shared that as a fireman, you never go into a fire alone. The same is true in our walk with God. Luke’s main Scripture that he shared was Ecclesiastes 4:9-12NIV, 

Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Luke closed out by encouraging everyone to three type of people in your life:                                                           1.) A Paul— Someone who can mentor and train you.                                                                                                           2.) A Silas— A partner or accountability partner to work alongside of.                                                                       3.) A Timothy— Someone for you to mentor and train.

Lastnight, Lydia tag-teamed a message with Pastor Dustin titled “Middle of the Road”. Pastor Dustin opened with Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Lydia finished the message out by encouraging everyone to choose the straight and narrow road because it is the ONLY road that leads to life. 

Today, many people have tried to create a “middle road” where they can be good people, go to church, but then continue to live as they please while trying to fit in with the rest of culture. In reality, there is no “middle road”. It’s either the “straight and narrow” that leads to life or the broad path that leads to destruction.

Choose life!

You can check out pictures from the 10/18 service below. We also played a game called “The Narrow Road Race”. The youth had to blow through a straw to navigate their way through the path with a ping pong ball without going outside of the lines. Once the ball went outside the lines, one of the youth staff would put the ball back in play. This game helped show how we need God’s help and guidance to navigate life on “The Narrow Road.

Be Blessed !

Pastor Dustin

Overcomer (10/4/15)

Lastnight was a blast! We kicked off the night with a game called “Amoeba Tag”. You can see the video below by clicking on “Amoeba Tag”:)

Amoeba Tag

We then moved in to our time of worship with the youth band. It never gets old seeing middle school and high school students lifting their hands in worship to God WITHOUT being asked to!

After worship, we moved on to the message titled “Overcomer”. We looked at three keys to living as an overcomer in our walk with God from Revelation 12:11NIV: 

They triumphed over him
    by the blood of the Lamb
    and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
    as to shrink from death.

The first thing we looked at was “The Work of Jesus for You.” The “blood of the Lamb” refers to the work that Christ did on the cross for each and every one of us. He died and shed his blood for our sins so that we could have a relationship and eternal life with him!

The second thing we looked at was “The Work of Jesus in You.” The fact that Jesus died for each and everyone of us in INCREDIBLE news. However, if people don’t see the love of God in our lives as we live out our everyday life we cannot expect those around us to commit to following him. This is why our testimony is so important. Our testimony shows others what the work of Jesus on the cross has done for us personally. As we share our testimony, it also helps us overcome life’s obstacles as we confess the victory and life we have in Christ.

The third and final thing we looked at was “The Work of Jesus through You.” This verse says, “they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” While we obviously did not teach that everyone should expect to die for their faith, we did remind everyone that we should die to our sinful/fleshly desires. We asked the question, “Are you willing to die/lose your popularity, social standing, friends, etc. because of the Gospel?” as well as “Is the eternal destiny of your friends more important that their acceptance of you?”

When the work that Jesus did for you and in you becomes real, you can’t help but to allow him to work through you to give others the same life-changing opportunity that you have experienced.  We can each be an “Overcomer” when we live out the principles in this verse in our everyday lives!

After the lesson, we split in to groups of two to share what God had done in our lives as well as praying for each others friends who do not have a relationship with Christ. You can check out some of those pictures below.

Be Blessed!                                                                                                                                                                                 Pastor Dustin