** Change of plans **
Due to the lack of snow we will go tobogganing sometime in the new year.
This Wednesday has been changed to:
Christmas Movie Night
Come relax to a classic Christmas movie & popcorn!
Wednesday December 21, 2011
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
(We do have a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)
There will be no Threshold Jr on Dec 28 & Jan 4.
Threshold Jr will resume Jan 11!
Our small groups wrapped up their two-week series looking at the life of Jesus-specifically, words that he spoke. In this second lesson, we examined several of Jesus’ “I Am” statements from the New Testament: I am the Bread of Life, I am the Light of the World, and I am the Good Shepherd. Each of these images that Jesus uses about himself holds some powerful truth that helps us understand who he is and what he came to do.
When Jesus described himself as the “Bread of Life,” he was emphasizing his role as the one who nourishes our souls. God wants us to hunger and thirst for him. Just like physical hunger and thirst, we are satisfied-yet then we want more. As the “Light of the World,” Jesus brings illumination into a darkened world. He exposes and reveals sin; he also guides us along our journey of faith. And as the “Good Shepherd,” Jesus leads us, protects us, and provides for us just like an earthly shepherd cares for a flock of sheep. Jesus knows the pitfalls and dangers and ahead, so he can help us safely navigate our path.
I’d encourage you to find time this week to talk with your teenager about our lesson. Here are some questions that might fuel the dialogue.
- How can you know if your friends are spiritually hungry?
- Why do you think Jesus called himself the “Light of the World”? What does that say about his role in our world?
- Why might we as followers of Jesus need him to be our shepherd? What would that look like in our lives?
Have a great week, and thanks for your teenager’s continued involvement in our ministry!
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