Skateboarding, Basketball, and Food
We had a great time at skate night last night. We divided our available space into two areas. One area was used for basketball, which several of the youth seem to really enjoy playing. In the other area Kory set up a nice skate area, which was used heavily all evening. Raven also brought a Nintendo 64 and some "classic" games, and the battle royal was on! Sam and his family brought some delicious Mexican casserole dish, grapes, chips, and brownies. It was a feast enjoyed by all. There were even leftovers! We did our tradition of having cupcakes for the birthdays of the month as well, so everyone left pretty full and a little jacked up on chocolate.
Jeremy delivered the message during Bible Session. Here are some notes from that message.
John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
II Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
The message from these four verses? Read and know your Bible.
We eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, because our bodies need food. Just like our bodies need food, we need spiritual food. The Bible (God's Word) is our spiritual food.
Judges 3:12-30 The Story of Ehud
- The Israelites were subject to Eglon - King of Moab
- The Israelites asked God to save them
- God sent Ehud as a rescuer of Israel
- Ehud was left handed (When the Bible mentions something like this, pay attention. It is important. There is a reason it was written.)
- Because Ehud was left handed, he wore his sword on the opposite side of his body from right handed people. When he was searched going in to see the king, the would have searched for a weapon as if he was right handed. Therefore, when Ehud got in to the see the king, he still had his sword.
- Ehud kills the king and get away, and then leads the Israelites into battle against the Moabites and gains them freedom for 80 years.
(For those reading this synopsis, you'll have to read the Bible text to get all the exciting details of the story!)
Jeremy's main point tonight - The Bible is NOT boring! Read it!