Title: “Make the MOST of summer" The Word: Ephesians 5:15-16, James 4:14 Main Thought: Make the most of the opportunity of summer to follow God
Summer time is here. Now when you hear the word, “Summer” what comes to mind? Now what comes to mind when you hear the word, “Time.” Have you ever thought about time? Redeeming the time…
Why is time so important?
- What we spend our time on matters in eternity. - Time is limited. This is what makes it special. - When time is past, it cannot be re-done.
As we get ready for summer, let’s focus tonight on the importance of MAKING THE MOST of Summertime!
M EET NEW PEOPLE
Summer is a GREAT time to reach out of your comfort zone and meet someone new at Source! Build relationships with each other. Take advantage of our day trips, camps and events to expand your friendships!
O PEN YOUR EYES
Most people tend to “get lazy” in the summer. There is no such thing as boring, but boring people. I want to encourage you to make the most of the summer by opening your eyes to the needs around you. Look for opportunities to represent Christ everywhere you go.
Moving from a youth group to a youth ministry!
- Students ministering to students. Everyone is accepted and loved
- Every person counts, every story matters, every person matters to God.
- Small Groups on Mission
- Lead students to serve and connect to the Springs!
“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all” Mark 9:35
S HOW UP
Often, our “laziness” in summer affects our attitude toward church.
Ephesians 5:15-16: "So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days."
Time is Limited. We have only a certain amount of time on earth. We are given an opportunity to invest or waste it.
Life is found when we give it to Christ. This is why we are given the calling to imitate Jesus and influence the world with Jesus.
James 4:14: “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.”
T ELL A FRIEND Showing up is great….showing up with a friend is even better! We’ve got tons of stuff planned this summer for you to invest and invite your friends. Take a chance, go out on a limb and invite a friend to join you at church or an event this summer.
Source student ministry exists to lead students to imitate Christ and influence the world! Look at others through the eyes of Christ
What will you do with your summer? Will it be for yourself or for the glory of God?
Element of Fun: The middle school students played the game where they had to bend over and bite a paper bag rolled up at different levels without touching the ground with their knees.
Music: Not Ashamed, Give Me Faith, Holy Spirit, Oceans (closing).
Favorite Moment: Listening to how God moved in the service and in small groups with great discussion on making the most of our time on earth for God.
What’s Next: We are kicking off the summer with an "End of School" Bash for High school students on June 12 and for Middle School on June 16th.
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