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October 18, 2018

In brief review of last night, we spent some time in worship together, and then got back into the parables. This time, we tackled two parables in Matthew 21 – the Parable of the Two Sons, and the Parable of the Wicked Tenants. We walked through the chapter, identifying the context of the parables, and […]

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October 4, 2018

Last night we dove back into our study of the parables, focusing on Matthew 20:1-16 in which Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the vineyard. Every week, we’ve been going through the text in small study groups, trying to figure out the context of the parables, and trying to parse through the elements […]

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September 27, 2018

First, a big thank you for everyone who came last night to attend our annual parent meeting. I sincerely appreciate your time, your comments, your encouragements, and your desire for investment in our youth group! For those of you that couldn’t make it last night, here’s a little recap on what we talked about: We […]

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September 20, 2018

We spent our time in Luke 14 last night, tackling three of the parables that Jesus told around the table of a prominent Pharisee’s house. I had the students break up into different groups to study different sections of the text, focusing on: the setting, characters, Jesus’ actions, and, of course, the parables. The students […]

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September 13, 2018

Last night we spent our time focusing on the The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. It’s the very first parable that we see Jesus teaching with in the gospels. First, we were amazed with the fact that Jesus creates an amphitheater our of the sea bank, getting in a boat so that his […]

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September 6, 2018

Last night we spent some time chowing down on pizza, connecting with each other, and talking about the year ahead in youth group. We had quite a few 6th graders join us, which is very exciting! We also had a good deal of 9th graders with us who’ve now joined the High School fold! Much […]

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June 21, 2018

We celebrated the beginning of Summer with a wonderful barbecue and a lot of fun and fellowship between the students. It’s been a really good year. We took some time at the beginning of the school year going through a “Tough Questions” series that was really thought provoking, and I believe helpful for the students. […]

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June 14, 2018

At youth group last night, we again split up into two groups (ladies and gentlemen) and talked about two slightly different topics. Last week, both groups focused on the issue of sexual sin and lust. This week, the guys spent our time focusing on a godly perspective for dating and relationships, while the ladies spent […]

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June 7, 2018

Last night was the first of two weeks where the youth group is focusing on lust, relationships, and dating. We spent some time worshiping the Lord, and then split up into a guys and gals group. In both groups, we defined lust (albeit in different ways) as a sexual desire that dishonors its object and […]

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May 31, 2018

Last night we started by spending some good time in review with one and other about what we had been learning in the book of Ephesians. We watched the Bible Project video, which gave us a good overview, then split into groups to summarize each chapter of the book. It was a good way to […]

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May 24, 2018

Last night at youth group was our final evening in the book of Ephesians together. We covered the last 14 verses in which Paul, drawing on his other arguments throughout the book, calls the Ephesians believers, and us, to take up arms and fight against the enemy (the devil) and his schemes. The two strategic […]

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May 17, 2018

Last night was a good night in the Word, especially given the tough passage. We spent our time studying Ephesians 5:21-6:9, in which Paul helps the Ephesian believers understand how to “submit to one and other out of reverence to Christ.” There are three groups of people that Paul specifically addresses: husbands and wives, parents […]

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