Home - Spiritual Life
This is our theme for 2012-2013. Please read through our summaries for each month.
Every student at one time or another will struggle with maintaining a fresh faith. Student’s lives are consumed with homework, test, sports, friends, family, and so many other pressures. The more overwhelmed they feel, the greater the chances of their faith growing stale, but it doesn’t have to be that way. God has given us specific “things” that he wants us to consume in order keep our faith vital and alive. 2 Peter 1:5-7, lists out these 7 attributes. Our hope is that as we spend this year studying this passage that new life will be breathed into our student’s walk with Christ.
The first attribute that Peter outlines for us in 1 Peter 1, is virtue. Webster defines virtue as “right moral living.” simply put, it means “having the moral conviction to do what is right.” When students let virtue consume them they gain the ability to say “yes” to things God loves and “no” to the things God hates. Our prayer is that this month the stories of Uriah and Esther will strengthen them to do the right thing no matter how hard it might be.
In order for students to live a life consumed by God, they need to be consuming God’s Word. The Bible has been referred to as a roadmap to life. Without having a proper knowledge of it our students are likely to steer their lives off course and into a ditch. This month our goal is to help students 1) understand how to study God’s Word and 2) apply what they’ve studied to daily life.
The next characteristic on Peter’s list is Self Control. This is the ability to restrain yourself from the things that will hurt you. If students don’t live a life that is consumed by self-control they will end up train-wrecking their lives. That’s why this month we want to help students understand 1) why self control is important and how to get it, and 2) examine specific areas where self control is needed, more specially areas of purity.
This shortened month we will take a break from our Consumed series and focus celebrating and remembering Christmas with our students.