Our Fall retreat is called Unite. We will gather with other churches from Knoxville and Nashville and we will be studying about what it means to have a relentless faith. The dates are Nov. 2-4 and the cost is $50. This will be an amazing weekend!
Too often, we communicate a version of Christianity without trials, persecution, or problems. Teenagers are told that following Christ is the most important decision in their lives. And in faith, they trust Christ. Instead of being told “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Tim. 3:12), many assume that everything in their world will be fixed. Except that doesn’t happen. And so many of our students question the love of Jesus and His plan for their lives. Why? Because what loving God would allow His children to face trials and persecution?
The only issue is that God’s love for His people can’t be viewed through what happens to us, but instead of what happened to Him. The measurement of God’s love for us starts on the cross, not in the trying circumstances we find ourselves in.
This weekend, our theme is RELENTLESS: Pursuing Christ At All Costs. This will help us begin to lay the foundation of a relentless faith that doesn’t wither in the face of hard times or persecution.
Relentless uses four key phrases to help us boldly face the world: Praise, Personal-Evangelism, Prayer, and Persecution.