During this fall football frenzy, stop and ask yourself a quick question: Am I a wide receiver?
I’m not asking if you can run a wicked slant pattern down the middle or whether you have the sweetest touchdown dance this side of the Mississippi after catching a 45-yard flea flicker pass. I am wondering if you are a wide receiver of God’s love and the many graces He desires to bestow on your life?
It wasn’t too long before I had a nagging suspicion that something was wrong. I’d been driving down this road for far too long, but I hadn’t seen my turn, so I kept going. The road was one of those two lane roads, winding through the woods. Occasionally I would see another set of headlights or a house set back in the trees. It was foggy and dark. Panic started to set in and improbable, yet fearful, endings began forming in my mind. Would I go around a bend in the road and end up in the river? Would I end up on someone’s land—the kind of people who hate trespassers? Would I ever see civilization again?
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Middle school can be a confusing and hectic time in the lives of your Edge youth. during this time, the youth can feel very lost and forgotten because of all the changes occurring. This experience can lead them to search for life’s answers in the wrong places. The goal of this retreat is to help the middle school youth understand that God’s love is always present, especially in the times they feel lost.
Goal for the Life Night: The goal of this night is to help the teens receive the unconditional love of God and understand how the presence of suffering and evil does not mean that God has stopped loving us. This night will address the scandal of evil and how we are called to face evil and suffering with hope and faith. Finally, it will help teens understand how the sacrifice and suffering of the cross reveals the depth of real love. Life Night at a Glance: This night will help teens understand
Goal for the Life Night: The goal of this night is for the teens to understand God’s love for them and to be challenged to share that love with others. Life Night at a Glance: The night begins with a goofy icebreaker to draw the teens in and get them laughing. A video spoof of the MTV show entitled “Next” is shown. It is a bad reality show in which three people work to earn another date with the main character. The four people take turns getting to know the main person until the main person