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LIFT Weekly Update

Hey, everybody!

We had a fantastic week at LIFT last week as we began our series on God's Sovereignty. Be sure to check out the message video below, and check out the LIFT Facebook page for Daily Devotionals and Parent Pages for the series! Coming up this week, we'll continue the series, have some FREE DINNER, and even give away some free music!

Coming up this Sunday Night at LifeLine, we're starting a new 3 week series about how to approach Atheists. All of our students come into contact with people who claim to be atheists every day. We'll learn what to say and where to start, Sunday night at 6pm!

Ski Trip signups are closed! It's coming up Feb. 18-22, and it will be awesome! The packing list and detail sheet will be on next week's Weekly Update.

Important Dates:

  • Parents Night @ LIFT January 29th!
  • Ski Trip Feb. 18-21, 2014
  • Graduate Sunday May 18th
  • Student Life Mission Camp @ Myrtle Beach, June 16-20, 2014

Last Week's Message from LIFT!

Gods Sovereignty 1

Parent Follow-Up

Dear Parents,

This week we started a three-week study on God’s Sovereignty. It’s a bit ironic for us to study this, because it’s a topic most of us struggle to understand. After all, if God has authority over everything then why is this world so messed up? That’s a fair question, and it will likely come up somehow with your son or daughter. We’re going to sort through this, even though, for centuries, Christ-followers have engaged in discussions about how precisely this plays out. While there may never be uniform agreement on the subject among the Church, we can all agree that it involves God personally caring about us, having a great plan for creation that will ultimately play out over time, and us having some capacity of choice regarding how we’ll join into or resist that. As you can see, it’s going to be a great time of learning and growth.

This week’s lesson focused on how God is the all-mighty creator king that calls us to follow and obey Him. We can all confidently trust and follow God, knowing that His purposes will ultimately prevail. While we live in a broken world (broken because humanity rebelled against God and the great gift He gives us), we have to remember that God is still sovereign. He’s still able to repair, restore and redeem anything broken, including you, your teenager, and me. Thankfully!

We looked at the following Scripture passages:

  • Job 38:4-7
  • Psalm 115:3
  • Jeremiah 32:27
  • Proverbs 20:24
  • Proverbs 19:21
  • Psalm 119:68
  • Psalm 34:8
  • Psalm 106:1

As always, if you take a moment to read those passages yourself I’m confident you’ll have an amazing conversation with your son or daughter.

Next Steps . . .

During the next week as you have time to talk with your teenager, consider asking the following questions:

· What most stood out to you in your lesson on God’s sovereignty?

· What about life do you wish you had more control over? Do you think God really has control over that, or do you think He’s more hands-off? Why?

· How can I pray for you, particularly as it applies to you trusting in God’s authority?

Thank you for what it means to partner with you in helping your teenager grow in their relationship with God. Look for another Parent Page from me soon.