BRUMC Youth Newsletter
Monday, April 30th - Sunday, May 6th
This Week's Schedule
This Wednesday we will have regular youth from 6:30-7:30pm.
Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00am in the FLC.
Sunday night we will having youth night from 5:30-7:00pm in the FLC.
May 3 - National Day of Prayer - Service @ Veterans Park from 12pm-1pm.
May 13 - Mother's Day and Confirmation Sunday!!!!!! Come support our confirmands!!
June 3 - Graduation/Youth Sunday!!!!
July 1-7 - Appalachian Service Project
July 26-30 - Give Kids the World - If interested, contact me or Pastor Rhonda for more info.
The Sending of the Plagues
This Wednesday night we will be continuing our study through the book of Exodus as we read of the ten plagues. The main takeaway this week is that God demonstrates His glory by comforting His people and confronting those that oppose Him. for those who would like to read ahead our passage is Exodus 6:2-9, 7:14-18.
Sunday Night Series - Set Apart
This Sunday night we will be completing the Set Apart series. Last week we saw how being holy requires us to sacrifice our desires and our wants for what Christ wants on our behalf. This week we conclude by looking at Jesus and his life as our ultimate example of pursuing holiness. For those who would like to read ahead, our passages are Matthew 16:24 and John 16:33.
I read an article this week on the future of evangelism in the American culture. Matt Chandler points out that in our day and time, evangelism is often seen as a four letter word and yet when we humble ourselves and offer to meet the needs of someone else, the door for evangelism is flung open again. Matt says it this way, "If I had to come up with a biblical definition for hospitality, I’d say it means to give loving welcome to those outside your normal circle of friends. It’s opening your life and your house to those who believe differently than you do."
I don't know about you, but the idea of doing that is uncomfortable and does seem too evoke an atmosphere of fun and good times. But when I look at biblical passages of Jesus and his ministry, he surrounded himself with those who weren't like him. He met them where they were and the conversations didn't start off with heated debate. Jesus met the individual where he/she was and humbly met their need in order to soften their hearts and enable them to hear the truth. If you and I are to be effective in this day and time, I pray we will look no further than the example set by our savior and lovingly and humbly begin to meet the needs of a lost and dying world.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
May 1st - Psalm 120; Leviticus 27; Isaiah 36-37; Ephesians 5:1-21
May 2nd - Psalm 121; Numbers 1; Isaiah 38; Ephesians 5:22-6:9
May 3rd - Psalm 122; Numbers 2, Isaiah 39; Ephesians 6:10-24
May 4th - Psalm 123; Numbers 3-4; Isaiah 40; Philippians 1:1-26
May 5th - Psalm 124; Numbers 5; Isaiah 41; Philippians 1:27-2:11
May 6th - Psalm 125; Numbers 6; Isaiah 42; Philippians 2:12-30