BRUMC Youth Newsletter

Monday, September 17th - Sunday, September 23rd

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This Week's Schedule

Wednesday This Wednesday youth will be meeting from 6:30-7:30 pm.

Sunday. Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00 am in the FLC. Sunday night the youth will be meeting from 5:30-7:30 pm.

We were scheduled to have our last cookout this past Sunday, the 26th of August. Due to some sickness in our host family, the event had to be rescheduled. I will send out an email this week with details on the location and time of the last cookout!!!!

Looking Ahead

October 13 - Blessing of the Animals @ Veterans Park from 11-4 pm.

October 24 - Trunk or Treat @ BRUMC!!!!!

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Choices (week 2) - Wednesday Night

Last week we saw how Joshua inspired his people to follow the One True God no matter the cost. This week we will look at Daniel and his pursuit of God against the cultural context he found himself and his closest friends in. The passage for this week is Daniel chapter 1 for those who would like to read ahead. See you all there!!!!!
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The Waters Are Parted - Sunday Night

This Sunday night we will begin meeting again. Last time we spoke of the Passover Lamb and how God used that event to speak into the lives of his people and his desires for them. This week we will look at the parting of the Red Sea and the continued faithfulness of God to see the needs of his chosen people. The passage for this week is Exodus 13:17-22; 14:1-14, 21-31 for those who would like to read ahead. See you all there!!!!!

Obeying God When You Don't Understand

I read an article this week on obeying God even when His rule(s) don't make sense to you at the time. in the article, Rachel Gilson makes an important point, "After all, we all want to agree before we obey. And before agreement comes understanding—the embrace of the rationale.

In many cases, acting this way is reasonable, even wise. But in some instances, it’s how we make ourselves God."

I don't know about you but I tend to be rather rebellious as my default. our culture goes through much of the same thing. Each of us is tasked with the question, "It might have been good for them in their time but is this command from God still relevant to me today? And if it is, how can I know that it is?" The interesting thing in this scenario is that the individual has made right or wrong about himself/herself rather than on what he/she knows about God. If God is good and all knowing and truly wants the best for my life as I serve him, then how could anything that he asks me to do be irrelevant? The world would have you and I believe that everything is centered around us and is determined by us, but the truth is, it has always been all about God. We are to align our life with his will for us not choose what we want to follow like an item line in a buffet. As Rachel puts it, "I can trust this person. He’s proven forever that he has my good at heart, that he loves me—so much so that he paid a scandalous personal cost. Outside of a relationship with this person, I can’t take the risk of trusting what goes against my cultural instincts. But as I know him more and more—his power, his intelligence, his goodness, his love—I can trust. I can obey. Even before I understand; even if I never quite do." I have included a link to the article below. God Bless!!!!!

Daily Bible Reading Plan

September 17th - Psalm 47; 2 Samuel 7; Ezekiel 7; Luke 11:37-12:12

September 18th - Psalm 48; 2 Samuel 8; Ezekiel 8; Luke 12:13-48

September 19th - Psalm 49; 2 Samuel 9; Ezekiel 9; Luke 12:49-13:9

September 20th - Psalm 50; 2 Samuel 10; Ezekiel 10:1-11:13; Luke 13:10-35

September 21st - Psalm 51; 2 Samuel 11; Ezekiel 11:14-25; Luke 14

September 22nd - Psalm 52; 2 Samuel 12; Ezekiel 12; Luke 15

September 23rd - Psalm 53; 2 Samuel 13; Ezekiel 13; Lule 16:1-17:10