I did want to take a second and talk about a great opportunity I had last weekend. I spoke at a youth retreat called "Remade" at a Great Wolf Lodge north of Cincinnati for a group of about 35 middle and high school students.
It was a super-short (less than 24 hours for me) but fantastic experience. I spoke at three sessions (Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon) on the idea/topic of God's desire to remake our hearts and our lives. The sessions looked like this:
#1 - We are broken. Romans 3:9-18. Focus on our need to be remade.
#2 - We can't fix ourselves. Mark 10:17-22. Focus on the foolishness of the question "what can I do" to be remade and our inability to fix ourselves.
#3 - Jesus can and wants to remake us. 2 Corinthians 5:16-17. Focus on the only true way to be remade - in Christ. Special emphasis on not just God's ability to remake us but His desire to do so. Only a great love for us can explain that.
Worship was great - led by Isaac Pitman from Apex in Dayton, Ohio - and I think one of the big strengths of the weekend was how well the theme came together, from music to media to message.
It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to adapting the sessions in to a series here at FBCCS soon. I'll share with you what comes out of that on here!
- Tim B.