Dean: Monty Eastman
Check-in: July 9 @ 6:00pm
Parent Pick-up: July 14 @ 5:00pm
Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Have you ever felt out of place? I’m sure we all have at some point. If it hasn’t happened to you yet, your time is coming. Life is confusing. I can remember growing up. The word “bad” was sometimes used to mean something “good”; likewise nowadays, the word “good” is usually meant to mean something “bad” (like when you’re struggling in school and your mom asks, “How’s school going?” and you say, “Good.”) In addition to all the confusion, you’re at that age when changes are starting to occur both physically and mentally. Because of the changes, you may feel like you’re weird. Like you’re an alien. Like you’re NOT OF THIS WORLD.
This week, we’ll discuss how it’s OK to be an alien. In fact, the Bible teaches us that we are strangers and aliens. When we make the decision to follow Jesus, this world that we live in is not our home – its part of the journey, but not the destination. We are encouraged to stand out, to not go with the flow, to not conform but to be transformed. In other words, we are in this world, but NOT OF THIS WORLD.
You may not quite understand what that means. During this week, we’ll examine how being “different” because of Jesus is a good thing. We’ll explain what it means to be in the world but not of the world.