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September 14, 2023


Last night at youth group we had our first missions spotlight and continued our teaching series going through the story of the Gospel by looking at the Fall. Genesis 3 documents when sin first entered the world and humanity was separated from the presence of God. Just like a doctor needs to properly diagnose a sickness or injury before treating it, as Christians, we need to have a right understanding of our sin to see our need for Christ! We attempted to answer a couple of questions: (1) What is sin? and (2) What are the consequences of our sin? We learned that sin is a rebellion against God and a rejection of His authority, and the result of our sin is death and complete separation from Him.

Talking about sin is definitely a heavier topic, and I think many of our students could feel the weight of some of it last night. My desire is that being honest with our sin will give us a greater appreciation for Christ! I left our students with 2 Corinthians 5:21 which states, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus cares about us so much that he entered into the most shameful and painful parts of our world so that we can be united with Him!


Every school year parents need to fill out the YOUTH PERMISSION FORM which will cover students for each youth group activity from September through August. Even if you just filled out the form for your student this past month, you will need to complete it again as it expires at the end of each summer. Please let me know if you have any questions!

  • September 15 – High School Hang @ Brian and Eileen Jones home from 6-10pm.
  • September 27 – Youth Group Off Site @ Laurelwood Baptist Church from 6:30-8:30pm. The location changed from last week, and it is now at Laurelwood. We are joining a few other youth groups in the Vancouver area for a night of prayer and worship. We will not have study sesh at the church this week.
  • October 13-14 – The Reality Student Apologetics Conference is open to all high school students. You can find out more about the event and register your teens through this link. The student registration deadline is September 26th.
Categories: The Story of the Gospel, Youth Night Updates