Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's All About Jesus

Hello HS Parents

Tomorrow will mark the halfway point for the new content we've been discussing in our Sunday Bible study groups. We will be 7 weeks into "The Gospel Project" and have 6 more to go. We started in Genesis and have been moving our way through the Old Testament. 

The subtle teaching here (behind the obvious Old Testament content/foundations) is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found throughout the entire canon of Scripture. Much of our teaching is typically focused on New Testament passages that reveal the life of Jesus or the teachings that follow His resurrection. What we find in the Old Testament, though, is that there is a constant thread pointing to the Messiah - it is all, truly, about the Christ.

Tomorrow we will be looking at this more directly and talking about Jesus as a faithful Son. We will be jumping ahead, a bit, and looking at prophesies that He fulfilled and the way He fulfilled His calling/purpose. This teaching lines up perfectly with what we're covering for the next few Wednesday nights as well: "Purpose…Why Am I Here?"

Please let me know if there's anything I can pray about for you or your family.

- Michael

Upcoming Events: 
February 24, ManUp at Floyd Center
March 9 - 16, Mission Trip to New Orleans

Saturday, February 9, 2013

FAMILY PLUS High School - Feb 9

Hello HS Parents!

This past Wednesday night your students completed the fourth and final week of "Origin" from the Ravi Zacharias "ASK?" study. The study focuses on Origin, Meaning, Morality, and Destiny. Next week we will have a night of worship and communion together; we will begin the first week of "Meaning" a week from Wednesday night.

Tomorrow we continue into week 5 of The Gospel Project and will be focusing on God's laws. Naturally, this will plant us firmly in the book of Exodus. We will be looking at this from the standpoint of the freedom God's law provides - not the captivity that many believe His law place us in.

Lastly, Cynthia Hopkins is a freelance writer and speaker who lives in Texas; she is a gifted communicator and a friend. I've had the privilege of writing with her on some projects with LifeWay. She has recently written a three week series on her blog about social media. Below is the link to Part 3; it is a MUST READ for all parents. I think you'll find that reading Parts 1 and 2 will be a must for you as well.

I hope you've had a great week. Let me know if there's anything I can pray about for you or your family.

- Michael

Upcoming Events:
Girls of Grace - February 23
Man Up Event - February 24
Spring Mission Trip to NOLA - March 9-16
Spring Retreat to Gatlinburg - April 19-21

Saturday, February 2, 2013

FAMILY PLUS High School - Feb 2

Hello HS Parents!

This past Wednesday we finished week two of our study on the Origin of Man. This week we focused on "Reason and Order." We watched some video from mathematician John Lennox who is well respected in the scientific community AND a devout Christian and apologist. Be sure to ask your students their thoughts on his comments.

Tomorrow in our Bible study time we will be on our fourth week in The Gospel Project. We will still be in Genesis and discussing our trust in God's Word. It seems that instead of trusting it, we tend to question it, belittle it, and disobey it. Your high school student will be challenged in these areas and their responses to God's Word in their lives.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the deadline to register for Winter Jam which takes place next Saturday night. If your student has not yet registered for the Spring Mission Trip to New Orleans, please have them fill out a card tomorrow.

Let me know if I can pray about anything for you or your family.