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Youth Leaders: This Week’s Catechism Question

Question 6: Did God create people so wicked and perverse?

Answer: No. God created them good and in His own image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that they might truly know God their creator, love Him with all their heart, and live with Him in eternal happiness for His praise and glory.

(…from the Heidelberg Catechism)

Tuesday Spring Break: Guy’s Disc Golf

Attention FBCF Youth Guys: be at the church at 10am sharp tomorrow (Tuesday) for some awesome disc-golf action. We’re meeting there, and then heading to the course. If you need a ride up to the church let me or Drew know ASAP. Bring yo self and yo friends.

Easter Egg (Hiding) Hunt!

Get your friends, and come up to Church at 10am on Saturday morning to help hide a whole bunch of Easter Eggs for the wee ones to find at 11:30! If enough people want to, we’ll go hang out at Tom Wallace Park afterwards! It’s gonna be a blast. Be there!



Is Jesus Just Your Facebook Friend?

Friend requests, pokes, wall-to-wall, and messages? Facebook lingo aside, there would be something very disturbing if Jesus was just your “facebook friend”. If you’re on facebook long enough, you’ll probably end up with a person or two on your “friend” list that you’ve either never met, or you met one time and have forgotten who they are.

It’s kind of a weird situation. You know their name, you know what they look like, you know their “info”, and you know who they are friends with — but you don’t really know them. It’s the appearance of a relationship without the reality of it. If you’re not careful, the Bible says, you can deceive yourself into thinking you know Christ when he is really nothing more to you than a random facebook friend. You can go to church a long time and be at all the youth events — and know a whole lot of things about Christ; without really knowing Him as a Lord and Savior. “On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'” (Matthew 7:22-23)

There are few things more embarrassing than forgetting someone’s name who is your facebook “friend”. But as embarrassing as that is for you, it’s still better than thinking you’re someone’s friend and you’re really not. That’s the kind of deal we are talking about here. It takes more than knowing the story of Christ or knowing things about Him to really call yourself a Christian. To be a Christian requires a change of heart and a response of faith. Jesus doesn’t want to be your facebook friend, he wants to be your Lord and Savior.

And that is what his life and death were all about — making a way for sinful man to be reunited with a holy God. At the end of the day, knowing Jesus like a facebook friend will leave you “separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” (Ephesians 2:12) But there’s good news! It doesn’t have to be that way. For “now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. ” (Ephesians 2:13) When you repent of your sins and place your faith in Christ, He doesn’t come to live in your computer — He comes to live in your heart. And that’s enough to change your status forever…

“No Idols” Conference Wrap Up

The conference was awesome and all the youth had a blast! Over the weekend, we heard teaching from pastors and teachers such as Russell Moore, Albert Mohler, Joshua Harris, Heath Lambert, and Denny Burk. The music was led by Shane & Shane all conference, with a concert by FLAME on Friday night (complete with a little bit of crowd-surfing to the glory of God). All in all, the weekend was a great time of instruction and reflection on the danger of idols in our culture and in our lives. The good news is that Christ is greater than our idols, and when He becomes our King we receive a heart that desires to turn from idols to the Living God.

For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God…” – 1 Thessalonians 1:9

At the “No Idols” Conference this Weekend!

You were owed Hell, but you got Heaven: the root of Humility in Jesus Christ

Few things in the Christian life are harder to grow but more important to have than humility. This is sometimes even harder (and yet even more important) as a young person. We live in a world that exalts pride as good, and tells us continually what we “deserve” out of life, out of friends, and out of relationships. But what the world is telling us couldn’t be farther from the Truth. God says, “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, forGod opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you…” 1 Peter 5:5-6.

So what does true humility look like? These two videos might help shed a little light:

30 Hour Famine: This Weekend!

We’ve done it before and we’re excited to do it again because we love God, and He loves people! That’s right, it’s about time for the national 30 Hour Famine event, and the youth of FBC Fairdale are going to take it by storm.

“World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine is a worldwide movement of students who are serious about serving God and fighting hunger – all on an empty stomach.  For 30 hours, participants get a taste of hunger by not eating – something more than a billion people around the world experience every day. And by doing fundraising activities, community service projects, and learning more about the facts of world hunger, students are changed in amazing ways as they help others and save lives.”

Its THIS WEEKEND, February 26th-27th. The fast starts at 9am on Friday, and the lock-in at the church starts at 5pm Friday and runs to 3pm on Saturday. Be there, and fight hunger on an empty stomach.


Don’t Stop

Catechism in Rap

My boy Shai Linne demonstrates how Catechisms can be rapped, and the Truth be told in short “questions and answers”. You youth, learn and be encouraged.

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