Source SM Recap: Volume #35

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Current Series: Imitate Title: “TAG (Time Alone with God)” The Word: 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Joshua 1:7-9, Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 119:105. Main Thought: For students to pause daily to spend TAG and live it.

Message Explanation: Where is there time for a TAG? We need to Pause. We NEED Jesus everyday through His Word to see through the FOG of this world. We are inundated with temptation, struggle, and pain. God’s Word is the light for our lives.

Psalms 119:105: Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path."

 Our time alone with God each day is crucial to learning to imitate Jesus. We need to hit the pause button on our lives and connect to the Power Source. Only when we understand that we cannot live on our own strength do we begin to grow.

 The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. The Bible is in many languages and I’m sure most of us have numerous Bibles at home. It wasn’t always this way before the fifteenth century. John Wycliffe began translating the Bible into languages because he wanted people to be able to read it. Wycliffe and his followers translated the English Bible in the 1380’s for the first time, giving people the opportunity to study the Bible.

 But, don’t we all take the Bible for GRANTED? Why is reading the Bible Important? Every relationship is dependent upon quality time. We need to be in fellowship with Jesus throughout our daily lives. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God's way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.”

Every word of the Bible is God’s voice. It is His love letter to you and me. The only way to know God’s heart is to read His Word. The Bible is living and active and is not meant for the bookshelf!

Joshua 1:7-9: "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

How do I build a T.A.G daily? 

  1. Hit the PAUSE BUTTON on your life.

     What distractions are causing you to rush through life? What consumes your thoughts right NOW?

We are all busier than ever. As much as technology speeds up it tends to cause each of us to speed up. We live in a culture of multitasking. We have smartphones, game systems, TV, YouTube, friends to hang out with, relationships, sports, church and more. With all that is going on in our lives we can easily miss out on the most important relationship.

Romans 12:2: Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. 

2.  CONNECT to the Power SourceConnect daily. We know God’s Word by reading it. It is that simple. When you disconnect from the power source, you are living on your own power.

How to SOAP daily:

Scripture: Read the Bible until God speaks to you. Observe: Ask the questions about the background of the scripture. Apply: How do you live out what the verse(s) in your personal life? Pray: Write down specific prayer requests about your personal needs.

 3.  Live from God’s PowerGod’s Word wasn’t meant for information but transformation.

Read the Bible and obey what you read. Apply it. Live it.

Express to God that you desire a closer relationship with Him. Ask Him what do I need to STOP doing so I can START having a T.A.G.?

Element of Fun: The middle school students played a game called, “Make it or Break it.” It is a video driven game that each grade competes each week for this series!

Music: Running, Our God, Give me Faith, Only to You.

Favorite Moment: Students deciding to commit to spending TAG with God each day to grow to imitate Christ.

What’s Next: We will continue the series, “Imitate” as we talk about the importance of giving.

To watch any of the series messages, check out the vimeo page.