LIFT Weekly Update

All about the Student Ministries at First Baptist Covington

Hey, everybody!

Happy Valentine's Week! May we see the love of Christ abound in all we say and do this week.


It will be a cold morning tomorrow, but that's all the more reason to enjoy a HOT meal at Prayer Breakfast! 7am or 8am.


LIFT is back to normal on Wednesday (at least as "normal" as we ever are!). We'll play a Valentine's game, give God glory through worship, and then learn what God's Glory really means! 6-7:30pm


Youth Choir is back! They meet Sundays at 5pm. The first portion of practice will be basic voice lessons (which most people pay for), followed by working on actual songs. Come check it out!


Sunday Night we will have regular Bible Study at LifeLine 6-7pm.


The Middle School Mystery Retreat! is full and just a couple weeks away, Feb. 19-21. It is going to be an amazing time! Unfortunately, I can't really tell you about it, because it's a secret...thus, the "mystery." Either way, you can find the details I can divulge and the packing list HERE.


The Wednesday Night Supper Schedule that you signed up for is below. Let me know if you'd like to fill in one of the gaps!


IMPORTANT DATES

February 19th-21st - Middle School Mystery Retreat! $100

April 2-7 - Honduras Mission Trip to Orphanage Emmanuel.

May 22 - Graduate Sunday

June 5-10 - Summer Camp @ Crossings Camp in Kentucky! $350

Summary of Last Week's Message From LIFT!

What do Christians mean when we talk about the "glory of God?" What does it mean for us to glorify Him? These are the kinds of questions we are addressing over this three week series. As we began last week we talked about the idea that God's Glory is His presence and character revealed. It can be experienced through all that He has created, and it is also often experienced in Scripture as a physical experience of His actual presence, usually a sort of blinding light or indescribable encounter. There is a cycle that takes place with the glory of God. First, we RECOGNIZE that the greatness that we experience through creation or revelation is indeed God's. We "ascribe" the credit to Him alone. Then, we REVERE Him for what He has done. Scripture certainly paints a picture of people being filled with awe and wonder at the works of the Lord. Finally, in response to the revelation of His character, we RETURN the glory to Him through praise. In doing so, we create sort of a feedback loop of glory. God REVEALS himself, we RECOGNIZE Him, we REVERE Him, and we RETURN the glory to Him, only for it to be amplified and revealed to us once more. This is the cycle of glory.

Follow-Up Questions for Parents

  • In what ways have you experienced God's glory recently?
  • Did you recognize that it was from Him?
  • What does it mean to you to REVERE God for what He has revealed?
  • How do you specifically try to RETURN the glory to God?