BRUMC Youth Newsletter
Monday, April 16th - Sunday, April 22nd
This Week's Schedule
This Wednesday we will meet from 6:30-7:30pm in the FLC.
Sunday morning we will have our normal small group time from 10:00-11:00am in the FLC.
Sunday night we will have Youth Night activities from 5:30-7:00pm in the FLC.
May 13 - Mother's Day and Confirmation Sunday!!!!!! Come support our confirmands!!
July 1-7 - Appalachian Service Project
July 26-30 - Give Kids the World - If interested, contact me or Pastor Rhonda for more info.
God Hears His People
This Wednesday night we will start our Journey through the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers!!!!! This week we will see that God does in fact hear the cries of his children and he responds to them with loving compassion and mercy. The key take away is that God is not deaf to our pleas and he desires good in each of our lives. For those who would like to read ahead, our passage will be Exodus 2:23-3:17.
Sunday Night Series - Set Apart
This Sunday night is the third week in the Set Apart series. Last week we saw the importance of choosing God's best for our lives and being set apart from the world around us. This week we will be looking at what is means to be Christlike. For those interested in reading ahead, our passages will be Philippians 2:1-13 and Ephesians 2:10.
A More Balanced Gospel
I read an article this week about the need for balance in our understanding of the gospel. True the gospel is about love and forgiveness but it is also about justice and making right what went wrong.
Like Paul Tripp, I too must confess that I haven't always understood the importance of this side of the gospel. In all honesty, I thought that justice was up to the Lord and so I had no business in the pursuit of it. However, I have come to understand the gospel as being willing to stand up for those who are being pushed down by the world because Christ has opened my eyes and emboldened my spirt to see such injustices and to do something about them.
To be fair, this is not some radical call for vengeance. After all, vengeance belongs to the Lord and to the the Lord alone. But to sit back when our brothers and sisters suffer is one of the most unChristlike things I can think of. I pray that God would give each of us eyes to see the suffering of others around us and the courage to do something about it.
Daily Bible Reading Plan
April 17th - Psalm 107; Leviticus 14:1-32; Isaiah 15-16; 2 Corinthians 10:13-12:13
April 18th - Psalm 108; Leviticus 14:33-57; Isaiah 17-18; 2 Corinthians 12:14-13:14
April 19th - Psalm 109; Leviticus 15, Isaiah 19-20; Galatians 1:1-10
April 20th - Psalm 110; Leviticus 16; Isaiah 21; Galatians 1:11-24
April 21st - Psalm 111; Leviticus 17; Isaiah 22; Galatians 2
April 22nd - Psalm 112; Leviticus 18; Isaiah 23; Galatians 3