Much like an issue of ESPN the magazine, the life of a youth pastor is full of acronyms, number comparisons and hype.
So be it.
I love my Fridays, but probably for a different reason than you’d expect.
Every Friday morning at 5:30 am (yes, you read that correctly) I meet with a group of Kentridge High School guys at a local Starbucks.
We get together before school to read the Bible together, hangout and laugh.
We call our weekly coffee party MEATS.
I don’t really know, they just started calling it that.
It stands for Men Evangelizing At The School.
Kinda corny, but hey, it works.
The method we use for reading and studying the Bible together is yet another acrostic.
Scripture, Observation, Application, & Prayer.
Why do I TGIF?
Because it’s time for MEATS!
We read the Bible with SOAP.
Like ESPN here are some highlights from this mornings Bible reading. The guys read Romans 16 and Galatians chapters 1-2:
Malik – Galatians 1.23 – “Those who persecuted us are now preaching to us.”
That’s my story and the story that’s waiting to be told by others who’ve not yet heard the good news.
Josh – Galatians 2.15,16 – “No one can be made right with God through the law.”
God’s grace alone is what saves us. Let’s not mix the message when sharing it with others.
Austin – Galatians 2.20 – “It’s no longer I who lives, but Christ lives in me.”
Jesus took my sin and I’m not blameless before God, the pressure is off.
Kyle – Romans 16.17 – “Watch out for people who cause division…”
Not everyone you meet has your best interest in mind. Some people love to push their agenda; our agenda is always make Jesus famous.
Jonah – Galatians 2.6,7 – “God has no favorites.”
We all have a role to play, when we speak it’s to bring honor to Christ and reach everyone.
Tyler – Galatians 1.23,24 – “Those who persecuted us are now preaching to us.”
Those who are most opposed to Christ often become His biggest advocates.
Andrey – Galatians 1.6 – “You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News.”
Don’t twist the truth. God is for you and is on your side. He is gracious and loving.
Nicco – Galatians 1.10 – “I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.”
I’ve been trying to start my 3:6Teen campus ministry (at Meeker MS), but have been a little afraid… no more, I’m ready to go.
DJ – Galatians 1.10 – “I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God.”
Popularity is not goal. Appearances can be deceiving. We are trying to reach others with the good news of Jesus.