Join the Sr High Compassion Teams, on Saturday February 9th at the Oakville Site (2700 Bristol Circle, Oakville), for their silent auction and coffee house. It will be a night of talented musicians, meeting the compassion teams, great baked goods/desserts, and an incredible silent auction. The event is from 7-9:30pm. You don’t want to miss this incredible time to support our team!
Some top silent auction items include:
2 Lower Level Maple Leafs tickets
2 Raptors Tickets
Gift Card to The Keg
Epson Multimedia Projector (perfect for your home theatre)
Team Canada Hockey jersey
Women’s Casio Watch
Canon Inkjet Photo Printer
Gourmet Gift Baskets (from Flower Creations)
Lemondrop Frozen Yogurt Gift Cards
Artwork, by Kendra Heil
…and so much more!
We would love to have your support! If you would like to donate to this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. See you February 9th!
When Jesus talks about having a walk with God, he compares it to walking on a narrow road. This narrow road is tough to find and tougher still to stay on but the call to keep on that path is so key. This series stares down the challenges of following Jesus and repeats the call to commit to the path that he has laid out for us.
November Jr. High Sunday teaching Series Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in.
This summer the Jr. High students of theUNDERGROUND are going to be embarking on a journey with Dave as he discovers how to cultivate and grow the fruit of the Spirit in his life. It’s hilarious, intriguing, wildly entertaining and of course thought provoking. Join us each sunday at any of The Meeting House sites at 10am to join the conversation!
This is week 2 of our series “Unqualfied – what type of people does God use?” This week we focused on the biblical character of Rahab. Rahab was a prostitute who had great faith in the God of the Israelites. Faith big enough she risked her life to serve this God! Rahab had a lot going against her, she was a woman (in those days woman were looked down upon) she was a Canaanite (not God’s chosen people) and worst of all she was a prostitute. She had a million reasons to not be used by God and yet God used her and she was obedient to Him.
God chooses to use whomever He wishes. He does this to reflect His own glory and not our own. So often we make excuses before we even know what we are up against. We think that we know the entire situation and we discount ourselves too quickly. We neglect to take into consideration that God can work through us – and He does this to reflect His own glory. Because of Rahab’s faith she was saved and became apart of the nation of Israel, she was actually a direct descendant of Jesus! Can you believe Jesus was born into a family that had a prostitute in its linage?
So, when it comes to making excuses for why we can or cannot be used by God, we need to be reminded that He is God and can use anyone He chooses. The reality is that God chooses people with and without the proper qualifications so that we can see how awesome and incredible He is.
For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith. Galatians 3:26
Questions around the dinner table:
1. what are some of the best excuses you’ve had in order to get out of doing things? (this should be an eye opening one haha) 2.Do you believe that God can do ANYTHING? How is that reflected in how you live? 3. Whats one situation this week where God can use you? Are you open to God showing these situations to you?
This week we begin a new teaching series in theUNDERGROUND called “Unqualified.” We’ll be asking the question: What type of people does God use?
For many of us who are young we feel that God could only use strong, powerful, smart, dynamic people. Maybe we feel that God couldn’t use us to change the world because we lack any special skills. Everywhere you go you are told that you need to “qualify” to do the next thing or to be somebody. You need to receive this certification or buy this membership to qualify, but God flips that on its head. He called the unqualified. As we look through the pages of scripture we see time after time more often than not God uses unqualified people to change the world and accomplish big things for Him.
This week we will be looking at the story of Moses, a guy who was born into slavery, saved from certain death, raised by the Egyptians, living in the desert because he murdered someone, he was also a horrible communicator. Yet God comes to him and asks him to change the course of human history forever. God calls this guy who likely has everything going against him to lead this massive country called Israel out of slavery.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Around the dinner table: 1. What sorts of things do you feel unqualified to do but wish you could?
2. Why do you think God often uses unqualified people to do big things for Him?
3. What is one thing you would love to do to serve God but feel you couldn’t?