The Sr. High youth ministry just finished a month of talking about why there are rules, and that we can experience true freedom by just staying within the boundaries that God has set up for us.
We also learned about the Prophets in the Old Testament. One of their roles was to bring people back to God. Another role was to give hope of the coming Messiah. We can have hope today knowing that Jesus is who he says he is, and He gives us hope of eternal life with Him!
We’re privileged to have with us this coming Wednesday, guest speaker Kevin Elworth! Kevin will begin a new two week series about laying the groundwork for healthy family communication, based on James 1:19-27.
James knew that in order to do what God wants, we would have to learn how to listen; in order to properly listen, we would need to be able to tame our tongue. As a result, James challenges Christians to “talk less and listen more.” That’s a great slogan and powerful tool for living, especially for families. And the good news is that teenagers can play a crucial role in seeing that it happens within their own families. Since teenagers are often the ones criticized for not listening, they can inspire others in their home by practicing healthy family communication.
How do things get discussed in your home: through peaceful conversations, through yelling and screaming, or not at all? How would you like to improve the communication patterns in your family? Come to OTTAGETTU next Wednesday, November 10th and begin building the groundwork for healthy family communication!