Our theme this year is "Awaken Faith" (Hebrews 11.1-6). We look to awaken faith at Club this year by:
1) Leading lives of faith ourselves
2) Protecting the space for God encounters
3) Looking for oppurtunities to share the goodness of God with each other, the kids and the families.
We want to awaken the people to the promises of God. We will lead them to the Holy Scriptures, as God's word will not return void.(Isaiah 55.11) It is the Holy Spirit that will guide them into all truth and deal with their hearts. (John 16.13)
In pursuit of awakening faith in our space, we need to lead a life of faith ourselves. The Bible tells us that faith without works is dead. (James 2.17) Your actions follow your belief. So, where is your faith in God leading you now? You believe in God, good. Demons also believe in God and tremble.(James2.19)
As believers we now hold the ministry
of reconciliation.(2Corinthians 5.16-21) You are a minister of a Royal Priesthood. We ought to live our lives according to the grace and mercy we have received through the good news of Jesus life, death and resurrection.
What good would Jesus be to me if while telling others about God's goodness did not receive it for myself.
If we are to awaken faith in those around us, we've got to lead the way. This life of faith is an adventure. Just like you can be a legacy in a fraternity/sorority, or at a university, or in a sport, faith is better caught than taught. Leave a legacy of faith. They can hear what you say, but they will copy what you do.
Need a place to start? Knowing this, how can you think differently about your life?
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.