Who is really in control of your life and how you handle adversity?
Fog and youth filled The Junction on Friday, April 1 for Citizen Youth. The 31 students started off the night by relaxing and playing pool, Rock Band and Foosball. Group games brought about much laughter. Especially when students were asked to hum a popular song with a mouth full of water and their mouth open. Needless to say, a mop was necessary!
Following a session of worship, Pastor Matt shared God’s word with the students (see below) before encouraging the students to pray. It was evident that some students were processing what Pastor Matt had shared from God’s word.
All of this simply goes to say that God is continuing to do amazing things at Citizen Youth!
Reminder: Overflow is coming up and expectations are high for students to be present both physically and spiritually.
Notes from Pastor Matt’s Sermon
Focused on Luke 10:38
Martha invites Jesus and his disciples to her home, where she is doing all the cooking while her sister Mary is acknowledging Jesus and spending time with Him.
A lot of times we say it is okay to be present but not in His presence.
We need to be the people seeking the presence of God.
In the moments we are present with God is where we can be closer to God.
Focus on God and not all the little things because it is about being content in His presence.
We need to take every chance possible to be in the presence of God.
God can do amazing things in those moments.
God’s not asking you to be comfortable because He will call you to uncomfortable things. And God has this huge adventure that He is going to take you on.
Easter is a long weekend holiday. It therefore enables us to spend time with family and friends.
But, above all, make sure that you don’t neglect spending time with Jesus. After all, without Jesus, Easter is meaningless. It’s important to spend time with Him everyday but we must not forget to acknowledge the importance of Easter and how it recognizes what Jesus did for us.
Jesus was crucified on a Roman cross. But that’s not the end of the story! On the third day after His death, He arose from the grave and left an empty tomb. He died for all of us. Every one of our sins were washed away by his death on the cross. By His death we are set free. All that he asks is that the we accept him into our hearts and lives. God wants a relationship with you. He wants it so bad that, “he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." -John 3:16
Easter is the perfect time to reflect on your relationship with Jesus. It’s an opportunity to dwell on what he did for you and ask God to give you opportunities to serve him.
He died, he rose, and he lives. There is life in Jesus Christ.
Have a good Easter!