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Answer the question for a prize!

The first 3 students who come to Kevin with the answer to this question will get their pick of some stylish footprint gear!  Here’s the question:

What is the only book of the Bible that does not specifically mention God?

10/5 Update: 2 students have answered the question, so there’s still room for one more!!

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Footprints Theme

We’re a few weeks into our fall theme, Footprints, and I thought it would be helpful for everyone to see the big picture.  Here is what we are covering each week:

  1. Introduction (Sept. 9)
  2. Jonathon – Footprint of Friendship/Loyalty (Sept. 16) 1 Sam. 20
  3. Rahab – Footprint of Risk (Sept. 23) Josh. 2
  4. Ruth – Footprint of Faithfulness (Sept. 30) Ruth 1-4
  5. Jabez – Footprint of Hopefulness (Oct. 7) 1 Chron. 4:9-10
  6. Ezra – Footprint of Zeal (Oct. 14) Ezra 7:10
  7. Nehemiah – Footprint of Vision (Oct. 21) Neh. 1:1-2:20
  8. the Bereans – Footprint of Diligence (Oct. 28) Acts 17:10-15
  9. Ehud – Footprint of Courage (Nov. 4) Judges 3:12-30
  10. Gideon – Footprint of Trust (Nov. 11) Judges 6:11-24
  11. Esther – Footprint of Bravery (Nov. 18) Esther 4:10-17
  12. Celebration Night (Dec. 2)

There is no meeting on November 25, since it is Thanksgiving week.

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Footprint of Faithfulness

Hi RYM Students!

This Wednesday during Fuel we will be talking about Ruth and her footprint of faithfulness.  To get you ready for the night I have searched for the corniest video I could find, and I came up with this one.  I hope you like it!

Wicca | Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry

After our discussion on Wicca tonight I thought it would be a good idea to post a website that both gives a good description of Wicca and provides Biblical evidance for how we as Christians can respond.  The website is called CARM – Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.  Since there were some other questions tonight that dealt with other issues, this site is a good one to use to research those questions, too (questions like God’s Existence, is the Bible true?, etc.)  Here’s the site:

Wicca | Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry .

You guys did a great job tonight – the discussion was excellent!

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Witnessing to a Muslim Person

On Wednesday at Fuel we talked about the Muslim faith.  This post is designed to help you dig a little deeper and learn how to witness to a Muslim person.  Any student who looks at these things will get their pick of candy as a prize. I’ll keep this offer open until Sunday, August 16.  All you need to do is take a look at the video and the link and tell me something you learned from each one.  It’s that simple!

Witnessing to a Muslim link:

Nabeel’s journey to Christ video:

Part 1

Part 2

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Looking for Students Who Want to Glorify & Praise God Through Music!!!

Waves of Grace will begin with their first rehearsals on Sunday, August 30.  Choir will be from 4:30-5:30.  Bells will be from 5:30 to 6:30.  Sign-up sheets will be passed around during Sunday School during August if you’re interested.  Even if you’ve been in WoG in the past, you will still need to sign up.  You may choose just choir, just bells, or both.  If you don’t have a chance to sign up in Sunday School or have questions, you may email or call Kenn & Judi.

We are always welcoming new faces regardless of musical experience!  We can’t wait to see you!

Kenn and Judi

Directors, Waves of Grace

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Our Trustworthy Bible

So on Wednesday we talked about the uniqueness of the Bible.

The reality is that there is so much evidence for the Bible’s uniqeness that you could study it for years on end.

I’m including 2 videos here for you to look at.  The first one discusses some incredible things that make the Bible not only unique, but also reliable.  The second is your encore presentation of the “Baby Got Book” video.

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Creation Website

At Fuel this past Wednesday we discussed evolution and creation.  I had mentioned that I would be putting up a post to let you further research creation.

A great website to check out is called Answers in Genesis.  Any RYM student who checks out this website and tells me something he/she learned on it will get a reward.

This is open to all students (whether you were there on Wednesday or not).  You will have until Wednesday, July 29 to get back to me.

I’m also adding a fun video about evolution/creation that is kind of like those PC/Mac commercials.  So look at the video for fun, but then go do some real research.

Does God Exist?

Hey Students.  Our past 2 Fuel nights have centered around discussions of how we can know that God exists.  The first week we talked about “The Code” – that built-in moral code we all have.  We also learned that it’s this moral code that points to God (absolute moral law must come from an absolute moral law-Giver).

Then this past Wednesday we discussed this amazing, ordered universe in which we live.  It is clear to us that God has designed and ordered the universe in an incredible way that couldn’t have simply happened by chance.

Next week we’ll be moving on, but did you know that there are other ways to point to God’s existence?

Here’s an issue that any atheist will struggle with answering:  How did matter come into existence?  If there were no God to create the universe, then the question, “Why is there something rather than nothing?” is a real toughie.  An atheist may respond that this question is more philosophical than scientific, but that pretty much sweeps the question under the rug.  Here’s a great video that not only talks abou the issue; it also ties together much of what we’ve discussed about the existence of God.


Welcome to Redland?s youth ministry hub!

Since this is a project that is recently underway, it is safe to say that you are new to this area.  Here is what you can expect to find here:

  • Updates for parents.  I will occasionally post here to give a youth ministry update, add some news, or provide a resource that will help parents.
  • Updates for students.  This will be a great place for youth to get info as well.  There will be some fun stuff, resources, and even devotionals that go with a recent lesson.
  • Permission slips.  Just click the ?forms and files? tab at the top for the latest permission slips, flyers, and letters.
  • Calendar.  This is yet another place where you can find youth ministry calendar items.  You can, of course, look to the left for the column down the side, but you can also click on the ?monthly calendar? tab at the top for a more interactive calendar to help you.

That?s about it.  I?m looking forward to this blog being a resource to parents and students alike.


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