"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
Trust can be a tough issue. Chances are, your students want to rely on God for everything, but are still holding on to the ideal of self-sufficiency. Surrendering to Christ Together looks at the life of Jesus and shows students how giving in to God can be the best decision they will ever make.
Six sessions will let students explore the heart issues of surrender that lead to deeper worship: - Afloat in a Storm: How do I trust God when everything seems to be falling apart? - The Key to Significance: How do I let go of my goals and discover what God wants me to do? - True Greatness: How do I become great in God's eyes? - Wild Gratitude: How do I respond to Christ for everything he's done for me? - Ultimate Trust: How do I know it's God's will if it's the thing that makes the least sense? - Victory Over Death: What does it mean to me that Jesus conquered death? Students who develop a lifelong faith yield to Jesus at every turn. Surrendering to Christ Together is the best way to help your kids learn that submission to God truly is the best way to live.