During this week Youth Ministry Leader Jason Lahey looks at how we identify ourselves. We can either identify ourselves as unloved, condemned sinners, or we can accept God's unconditional love and identify ourselves as beloved, holy people in the eyes of our Creator. By accepting this, we can find ourselves remade.
During this week Pastor Dan looks at how we read the Bible. He examines two extremes in Bible reading: (1) the Materialist or Liberal way, in which the Bible is reduced to a collection of completely explainable phenomena and (2) the Literalist method, which attempts to read the Bible without interpreting it in any way. He presents a third way, in which the Bible is read as a love letter from God to the human race. It is this way that will help us to gain an appreciation of the place we have in God's Creation, and God's relationship to us.
During this week Pastor Dan looks to the Bible for the history behind work answering such questions as: (1) Why do we have to work, why doesn't God just fill our refrigerators so we don't have to work? (2) We're not defined by what we do for work. (3) The end goal of work isn't the gain of money. (4) What happens to people who no longer work because they've taken advantage of the system and have ill-gotten financial gains. (5) Or what happens to people who wish to work but are not able to do so anymore, where is their dignity?
Pastor Dan Wilburn explores the role and importance of raising an obedient and respectful child so that as the child grows into adulthood, the child is aware and respectful of God not just being a self serving individual.