Remember What's Important 2.25.18

Message from the Youth Leader:

Is it summer yet? I feel as though I’ve spent more time working on July than February this month. I feel busier than I’ve been in a long time. We haven’t gotten to this passage in Luke yet, but I feel as though I have been channeling Martha this month:

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42)
I, and we, must be careful not to forget about what’s important--listening at the feet of Jesus. God has prepared good works for us to do, and he is coming like a thief in the night to check up on us, but he also calls us to be still and recognize that He is God. He who began all good works will carry them through to completion, in His own time.

Upcoming Lessons:

• Sunday 2/25: Luke 8:22-25: Where is your faith?
• Wednesday 2/28: Job: Why do good people suffer?

Event Updates:
• 2/16/2018; Youth Family Pizza & Game Night!
• 3/30-31/2018, “Exit” the Lock-In!

Prayer Requests:

• Courage and wisdom for me and my leadership team. I am always afraid to take on expensive burdens for myself, my team, or our youth families. I request that you would pray for my team to have wisdom and courage to follow God’s will with these events and to have courage when the call is clear.

• Wisdom, love and courage. As mentioned in the last few requests, my students are seeking wisdom in how to appropriately minister to their friends and what actions to take when they recognize dangerous behavior. We pray for wisdom to make the right decisions, courage to act upon them, and love for God and others to be at the center of each situation.

Greg Horton
Youth Director