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Pastor Ryan’s Youth Update

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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May 10, 2018

Last night was pretty simple and straightforward at youth group. We spent the first 20 minutes or so in groups talking about different sections of Ephesians that we’ve covered over the last three weeks. Each of the groups came up with a summary, and shared it with the rest of the youth group. It was […]

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May 3, 2018

Last night we spent our time working through Ephesians 5:1-17, in which Paul tells the Ephesians to “be imitators of God.” There are three main ways he calls on us to live: Walking in Love, Walking in Light, and Walking in Knowledge. To be brief, Paul calls us to walk in love sacrificially, as Christ […]

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April 26, 2018

This week at youth group, we spent the evening both enjoying the sun with some volleyball, and enjoying scripture and fellowship as we took a look at Ephesians 4:17-32. Paul is following up his encouragement of the Ephesians to “live in a manner worthy of their calling” (4:1) by giving them clear instruction on how […]

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April 19, 2018

At youth group we’re continuing to make our way through the book of Ephesians, slowly but surely. This week, we focused on Ephesians 4:1-16. Chapter four is a big shift in direction in the book of Ephesians. The first three chapters were all about Paul reminding the Ephesian church who they are in Christ, and […]

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