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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Summer S.T.I.R. day seventeen: Jesus is weird!

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 17:26 "...go down to the lake and throw in a line. Open the mouth of the first fish you catch, and you will find a coin. Take the coin and pay the tax for both of us.

T.eaching: Sometiems Jesus asks us to do things that seem strange to ud.

I.mpact: Obedience + Trust = Increased Faith = Results. Formulas are fine, but what do I need to be obedient in? Will I follow through when it makes me look weird?

R.esponse: Dear Jesus, Thank You for showing me the importance of obedience over my image. I'm not sure why You asked Peter to go get a coin out of a fish, but I'm sure it increased his faith. What a scary concept - yet Lord - increase my faith! Love Brian

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