A Quick Message for my WestWay Students

As I was thinking over what we talked about last night, I began reading in 1 Peter this morning and came across some stuff I wanted to share with you guys. I noticed some things there that I think you need to know as you get back into school.

You may not think you’re much, but together, God is making something amazing!

“And now God is building you, as living stones, into His spiritual temple.” Guys, I think that verse is for us, not just the Christians in the first century. It’s for you. God is still building His people into a living, breathing, dynamic place where He makes Himself available. As you check out your new classes and new teachers and teams… make sure you’re letting Him live in you AND make Himself known through you.

“They stumble because they do not listen to God’s word or obey it… But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, His very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.” As you finish up Filter over the next couple weeks, finish strong. But don’t just read your Bible – live it. Obey it. Let His Word sink into your soul and reshape you from the inside. Then, you become more than just a youth group, more than just a bunch of kids who like to hang out together and stay out of trouble – you become His Church (His priests, His nation, His possession…) – an unstoppable force of light, showing others the goodness of God.

Whether this is your first year at a new school, or your last year as a Senior, make this year a time when you really step out to shine Christ’s light. Make Him known. Your schools are your mission field: show His goodness there.

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