Student Ministry – January 2017 – by Sid Ware

Happy New Year!!!! How quickly 2016 went. In 2017, we are looking at some major changes here at our church, but one thing remains: We can always rely on the faithfulness of God. Recently as I spoke to our young men and women, we looked at two passages. Romans 8:28 says “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” Then we added Jeremiah 29:11, ” For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” From this we learned that God has a plan for each of us and that He is using everything we have done and will do for good to give us a hope and a future. As a church body we can hold onto these verses as well, believing that God has so much more planned for us. He has a plan for our church beyond anything any of us could ever understand. He has known about this transition for over 2000 years and has been prepared for this moment in our church for just as long. We just need to be faithful to God at this time, diligent in prayer, attentive to needs, and persistent in our service. God has placed each one of us here for this moment!!!


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