John 15:8 says "This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples."
It is easy to look around and see who God's disciples are. They are the ones bearing fruit. Last Sunday in the boys morning bible study we talked about fruit that lasts, highlighting John 15:16 "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last". What gets me so pumped up to be here is that in the youth group we are starting to see fruit, and not just fruit, but fruit that lasts. Since Winter Retreat, we have seen recommitments to Christ, we have seen changes in character, in motivation, and in the attitude of our group. God has been heard, and we are starting to respond.
Question: Have you responded to what God is trying to do in your heart and in your life?
This monday night we are having a monday night bible study in the youth room. Free Pizza, Music, videos, and student led Bible study. You don't want to miss this one. That's what I am talking about, fruit that lasts.
One of the fruits has been a bible study being formed on the campus at Hampshire-Fannett High School. Another is the vision to get a toy drive together to send to African children. Because of what we heard from our girls who went to the Revolve Tour, we are also looking at hosting a Hoops for Hope event. When you look in the eyes of the students whose lives have been radically changed by God, you see true fun, excitement, and passion. If someone could guarantee that type of fun every time we met, we would need a bigger building. As it is, we are starting to see new students visit, old students return, and in the weeks and months to come, there is going to be REAL fruit to look at, Fruit That Lasts. When that happens, as its happening, remember, it is and has always been Christ working in us and through us. It is God's power, it is God's idea. And for that we worship and praise Him. Come and join us: Wednesdays at 6:30pm, Sunday Morning at 9:15.