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.
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 !