"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. ”
Tested and proven resources for student-led Senior High youth groups Synago (syn-AH-go) is the Greek word together." It is the root word of "synagogue, " a place where people come together to worship and to learn the life-giving faith. In Synago, Senior High youth find a place among friends who come together to worship and to learn. Each study in the series provides 16 sessions for student-led small groups and includes the necessary information for setting up and maintaining healthy cell groups. This small-group design calls for two student leaders, one or two adult "encouragers, " and up to six additional youth members--usually friends--both churched and unchurched. When the group reaches ten, it splits. The two new groups then grow again to ten. The model (often called "cell groups") has proven effective and is especially appealing to senior highs because it teaches them leadership, encourages them to invite others, creates a safe place of spiritual intimacy, and deals with integrating Bible, life, and faith. A Student Leaders Guide is also available.
Small-Group Sessions include: Who Are We?Get RealState of AlertNormal? What's NormalReply SoonThe Challenge of ChurchWWF: Wildly Walkin' in FaithFriends for the JourneyHome-Time HasslesJesus Jaw Droppers: Story 1Jesus Jaw Droppers: Story 2Jesus Jaw Droppers: Story 3The Lust FactorI Can't Handle the Pressure!Open Before Christmas: Part 1Open Before Christmas: Part 2
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