I Love My Church: Because We Love Legit Salvation (1 John)

9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (audio).mp3
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (netma).pdf
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (handout).pdf
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (notes).pdf
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (ppt).ppt
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (service flow).pdf
9 – ILMC – 1 John – Salvation (small groups).pdf
I’ve always heard that Christian teenagers have two main questions: How do I know if I’m really saved? And, what is God’s will for my life? This study is designed to put the first question to rest and offer assurance. As their youth pastor, I really wanted to teach this in a non-confrontational, non-emotional, and non-freaky-scary way. I’ve seen too many pastors make people doubt their salvation, so I wanted to just present the facts and let the Spirit do the work. Once you take a look or a listen, let me know what you think!

Prayer: The Struggle Is Real

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

jamesrobertson“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