It’s happening Friday night, Dec. 14th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. Wear some comfy clothes you can move around in, and dress warmly, ’cause we’ll be outside for a short bit; then, we’ll have food, of course, some seriously fun Christmas bonding activities. Don’t miss it!
We can know a lot about Heaven from Scripture, and we’ll be looking at that at DV8 on Dec. 5th and 12th, as we examine and discuss the doctrine of Heaven. You’ll probably be surprised, and will definitely be encouraged, as we discover from the Word what Heaven will really be like. Don’t miss these 2 weeks at DV8! Wednesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m.
More resources about Heaven can be found at http://epm.org/resources-eternity.html
There is perhaps no area of theology more debated, argued, written about, and studied, than eschatology, or the doctrine of the end times. Come to DV8 on Wednesday, November 28th, as we look at the major views of how everything will end, and what’s really important to know about the end times. It happens from 7:00 to 8:30 in the Livingston Room; for more information, call 837-7725.
One thing I’ve learned about standing before a group of people (in my case, youth) and opening the Bible and teaching from it, is that very often God gives me the chance to “put my money where my mouth is”, so to speak. Last Wednesday, we looked at being thankful, especially “in everything” (1 Thess. 5:18). We talked about why we don’t do that, and how to overcome it. I proposed that when the hard times in life come, we tend to lose the perspective that God is sovereign. His sovereignty does not mean only that He’s “big enough” to handle anything that happens; it means that nothing even happens apart from His perfect will. To depict Him only as some kind of incredibly talented, supernatural multi-tasking manager that can fix anything that comes along is not a biblical view of God.
I also suggested that we tend to forget that God is not only sovereign, but He’s righteous – that everything He does is right, whether we understand it or not. Because He is omniscient, just, and omnipotent, His will and actions are always perfect in every way. Even when life hurts, we can take comfort in knowing that He is righteous.
And wouldn’t you know it? The very next day, I get the opportunity to practice what I preached the night before. And actually, I’m glad, because I’m finding out that it was right. I’ve had the opportunity to be worried and fretful, but I’ve also reminded myself that He is sovereign and righteous, and realized that this is above all else an opportunity to glorify Him, which is the most important thing. The problem is still looming, but it’s O.K., because He is sovereign and righteous, and does all things well.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s a good time to ask yourself: “Am I a thankful person?” It’s easy to be thankful when everything’s going your way, but what about when the world seems to be falling down around you? Are we supposed to be thankful even then? And if we are, how do we do it?
Come to DV8 on Nov. 14th and find out where true thankfulness comes from, and how you can be thankful even in the toughest times. 7:00 to 8:30 Wednesday night!