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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer S.T.I.R. day ten: Toughened & Loved

All Summer long our youth ministry, Switch, is going "GOSPELICIOUS". We reading through all the gospels in 90 days and each day we S.T.I.R. it up based on the one verse that really hit us hard that day. 2 Peter 3:1-2 says "Beloved, I now write to both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior..." so that's where we got the STIR idea from - that reading Scripture should "stir" us up. Enjoy!

S.cripture: Matthew 10:31 "So don't be afraid; you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows.

T.eaching: All of Matthew 10 is about the call and cost of being a disciple - it's hard to read at times - but sprinkled throughout Matt 10 are verses that keep reminding us how valuable we are to God.

I.mpact: I must never forget the importance of showing people how valuable they are to God - even when it's a tough message.

R.esponse: Father, thank you for reminding us how much You love us and how valuable we are to You. May I be reminded about not just the call and cost, but my value to You as well. I love You. Love Brian

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