Week of April 8th

Youth Retreat

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Register now for this amazing weekend! We’ve arranged a couple fundraising opportunities this year to help offset the full cost of the trip. Students will be selling donuts and muffins on a few Sunday mornings, as well as a car wash in the beginning of May, weather permitting. Head to our events page for more details.

Our theme for this year is “Dangerously Influential” and we’ll be studying the book of 2 Timothy during our group sessions. Timothy was a younger man who was called by God to shepherd the church, and he was discipled by Paul. Paul writes a letter to warn him of the many threats to God’s church and encourage him to stay faithful and make a difference in this world for God’s eternal kingdom. We’ll also provide devotional booklets for individual use that will help us personally engage the idea of being influential for God right now.

Youth leader Josh Samuel is helping us arrange meals this year. More details are on the way, but we will be asking parents and other church members for some assistance by contributing a few pre-made, frozen meals that we can take down with us.



Coming Up

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This Friday we have a hang out event hosted by Andrew and Kristy Laidlaw. We’ll be watching “Surf’s Up” and playing board games. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Invite a friend or two. Their newly constructed home in Waterways does not yet have house numbers, so look for a big, blue, 2-storey house with tall, white doors and a 2-car garage with a balcony over it. The house sits against the hill behind the legion.


Spring Break and Easter Weekend

* There will be no youth group on Friday, April 19 *


titus

Coming out of a video series on the Apostles’ Creed, we want to bridge the concepts of belief and action. We’re excited to announce that we will spend the remaining weeks of the school year studying the short, New Testament book of Titus. We are also looking for members of our church body to visit our gatherings and share testimonies of how the grace of God has appeared to them, bringing salvation, an understanding of truth, and a life of action that blesses others and brings glory to God.



“The Apostle’s Creed”: Session Twelve

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NorthLife Youth is in a new video study by Matt Chandler. This 12 week series aims to strengthen our understanding of the essential convictions of the Christian church by using each line of The Apostles’ Creed to point us back to the gospel.

As always, we’ve included the entire Apostles’ Creed below, which is followed by Matt Chandler’s video for week twelve, which considers the phrase, “The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.”

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit;

born of the virgin Mary;

Suffered under Pontius Pilate;

was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended to hell; the third day

He rose again from the dead;

He ascended to heaven and sits on the

right hand of the Father Almighty,

From whence He shall come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit

The holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

The forgiveness of sins,

The resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.


Discussion Questions

Here are some questions to discuss at home following the final video of The Apostles’ Creed video series!

  1. Matt taught at length on the importance of our hope. Which of his closing questions about hope was most thought-provoking and why?
  2. READ 1 CORINTHIANS 15:54-57
  3. How does resurrection and eternal life reorient our hope and our perspective on the “sting” of death and life’s disappointments?
  4. Why is it significant that God resurrects our bodies and restores creation rather than making something entirely different?
  5. The Creed, like the Bible, begins with God as Creator and concludes with eternal life in a resurrected state. How do these two points relate to one another? Why are these important starting and ending points for what we believe?
  6. What was most helpful to you in the points of symmetry, clarity, community, and counsel? Why?
  7. How should the promise of everlasting life in the future impact how we live in the present?
  8. What’s your primary takeaway in response to the teaching on the resurrection of the body and life everlasting?
  9. What are some of the key takeaways from this study on the Apostles’ Creed?
  10. How has your understanding of the most important beliefs of Christianity deepened?
  11. How would you explain to someone what you’ve learned in this study?

 

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