I read an incredibly real and honest blog from one of our college students on his spiritual struggle to pray. I promise you, this read is worth your time. You will relate, be encouraged, and be challenged. This is taken from James Robertson’s blog at http://jamesurobertson.blogspot.com
“A Call to Prayer
I haven’t posted in a long time. Lately, I’ve been facing a lot of spiritual attacks from the enemy and lately, honestly, he has been winning. I have not been standing firm in the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and it has been hard to even spend 5 minutes in prayer. I’ve lacked joy in the Lord and in my life and I’ve retreated to a life of complacency. I’ve stopped memorizing scripture, reading my Bible, and spending adequate time in prayer. Not because I don’t desire to know God and be found in him, but because I’ve stopped trusting in His promises and I’ve decided that I can do life on my own. My hearts desire has and always will be to Glorify the Lord in all that I do, but lately I haven’t been able to bring myself to that. I’ve faced attacks of doubt on all levels, and it has been hard. It’s hard not being able to pray. It’s hard to have to ask God to be able to spend 5 minutes in prayer. It’s hard walking through campus, wanting to have joy in the Lord, but failing on all levels. And what’s worse, is that I was so prideful and ashamed of myself, I didn’t tell anyone. Continue reading →
I recently saw that “GAMES” is the most searched word on the internet when it comes to youth ministry. So I am going to try to start listing all of our youth group games that we do every week on the blog in order to be a free resources and blessing to other youth pastors. Here’s the game we played last week:
TUGGLE WAR: Tuggle War is a one on one kind of game. The students spread their feet shoulder-width apart. They face their partner, and they lock their right hands together. When the leader says go, they use that one hand locked with their opponent to push, pull, and yank their partner off their balance. The first one to move or shift their feet from the very spots they are standing in…LOSES. You cannot use your other hand or any other part of your body whatsoever to touch your opponent. The object is to get the other person to move, shift, or lift a food to put them out. We usually run one quick practice round. Then we go for real. The winners of the first round find another opponent from the other winners, and you keep playing out each round until you have an ultimate winner. We only let each round go about 30 seconds. We play high energy music during the rounds. And everyone has a blast. That is our CBSM Game Time: Tuggle War!
This is our second and final sermon in our SEX TALK series for this February. This message is all about how super important gender roles are to God and in His Word. God created us in specific gender with specific roles to each gender. God did this because He was reflecting Himself (different roles within the Trinity), and He’s reflecting His Gospel. Through this message, we want to turn-out biblical BEASTS (dudes) and BEAUTIES (ladies) who want to glorify Jesus through their gender. Godly guys need to be MENNN, and godly girls need to be LAIDIESSS. So feel free to check out anything on here, and use it for your ministry or life.
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