Good morning parents!
Last night the middle schoolers ate some hot dogs, Eli led us in worship, we talked about the importance of sharing our stories even when it's scary, and ended the night with some dodgeball!
After we all had some food and gathered up, Eli challenged us to worship authentically. Sometimes worship can feel like we are just reading words from a screen, but it is so much more than that. After singing “yes and amen,” Eli led us in some prayer and we hopped back into our series on spiritual habits.
This week we looked at Mark 16 and reflected on what it must have been like to be one of the 11 when Jesus appeared to them. Before he went to them personally, he appeared to Mary and she went to tell the disciples about it, but they didn’t believe her. Jesus appeared in a different form to two of the disciples, and when they went back to tell the others they didn’t believe them either!
Finally, Jesus appears to all of them while they are eating and challenges them to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. We talked about how that challenge still applies to us today, and how sharing our story is a powerful way to share Jesus with others.
We broke into our debrief groups, and finished off the evening by playing some dodgeball!
Next week we will round our series out by talking about worshipping with our lives!
Have a great week!