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Take a look at the now official 360youthgroup website made and tailored just for us. This site will be managed by a few of the youth counselors and will be updated quite often so you guys can interact with it on a daily basis. I hope you guys enjoy it and if you have any ideas or questions, just leave a comment!
Such an awesome guy, I saw him live, at a show in San Francisco, with my friends wearing crazy clothes, worshiping Jesus who ain’t got no foe.
After that rapped title, I should definitely give up on school and go pro
Charles Spurgeon lived and preached in London during the mid to late 1800s. He is rightly named the prince of preachers because his sermons were so powerful and he preached almost everyday, unless sick, and sometimes even twice a day. Below is from his morning devotional:
“God is jealous.”—Nahum 1:2.
OUR Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did He choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did He buy you with His own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that He would not stop in heaven without you; He would sooner die than you should perish, and He cannot endure that anything should stand between your heart’s love and Himself. He is very jealous of your trust. He will not permit you to trust in an arm of flesh. He cannot bear that you should hew out broken cisterns,* when the overflowing fountain is always free to you. When we lean upon Him, He is glad, but when we transfer our dependence to another, when we rely upon our own wisdom, or the wisdom of a friend—worst of all, when we trust in any works of our own, He is displeased, and will chasten us that He may bring us to Himself. He is also very jealous of our company.There should be no one with whom we converse so much as with Jesus. To abide in Him only, this is true love; but to commune with the world, to find sufficient solace in our carnal comforts, to prefer even the society of our fellow Christians to secret intercourse with Him, this is grievous to our jealous Lord. He would fain have us abide in Him, and enjoy constant fellowship with Himself; and many of the trials which He sends us are for the purpose of weaning our hearts from the creature, and fixing them more closely upon Himself. Let this jealousy which would keep us near to Christ be also a comfort to us, for if He loves us so much as to care thus about our love we may be sure that He will suffer nothing to harm us, and will protect us from all our enemies. Oh that we may have grace this day to keep our hearts in sacred chastity for our Beloved alone, with sacred jealousy shutting our eyes to all the fascinations of the world!
*Hew out broken Cisterns- Spurgeon is taking about idols, things that will not sufficiently and eternally satisfy your heart and its desires, only God the fountain of living waters can do that
Definition of everything: 1a. all that exists, b. all that relates to the subject 2. all that is important. (Webster’s dictionary)
My definition of everything: Do you look to Jesus for companionship, joy, peace, satisfaction, contentment, happiness, fulfillment, purpose, love, wisdom, knowledge, advice, sustenance, rest, security, identity, courage, and strength. He is enough for you? He is your all and all?
Pastor Ryan is taking the church through the book of Colossians and today we looked at chapter 1:5-8. We looked at the life of Epaphras and just how free Epaphras was because he had been set free by the truth of the gospel and had made Jesus his everything. In light of that truth, that Epaphras didn’t need to go anywhere else, meet anyone else, or try something new to have freedom and contentment, he was able to give himself away in love. He travelled 1000 miles from the city of Colossae to Rome, just so he could pray with Paul and ask him to write a letter to the church back home. Thats from Petaluma to Vancouver, British Columbia! Remember all he had was his own two feet! He wanted his church to know like he now knew that Jesus is everything and all we are really seeking and yearning for is found in the person of Christ.
ADOPTION through PROPITIATION
What does it mean?
Once a person repents of their sins and places their faith in Jesus Christ, they are literally adopted into God’s heavenly family. We become his children; we are now sons and daughters of the God most high. This is possible because by grace Christ covers us in His perfect righteousness; we are actually called co-heirs with Christ. Propitiation is the means by which adoption can take place. Christ’s death is said to propitiate God’s wrath by satisfying it. In biblical definition, it literally means an appeasement of God’s wrath or a turning away of it. In light of this God now looks at each one of us through Christ, seeing us as righteous, holy, and pure. We are now in God’s favor. Thank you Jesus for adoption through propitiation.
The 360youth of 360 Church of Petaluma exists to serve students in middle school and high school by equipping them to grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. We believe the whole life of an individual begins and finishes with grace Hebrews 12:3, so we attempt to live from, through, and out of the lens of the gospel of Christ. We are truth-seekers and seek to make known the truth John 14:6. As a group focused on our Saviour Jesus Christ, we not only seek to know Him but to enjoy Him and enjoy life; thus, we have crazy dance parties, water-world trips, camping excursions, and eat lots and lots of food together. We meet Fridays at 7pm at the new 360 church building on 431 Payran street in Petaluma. Come hang out!!!