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Grounded and Settled RI Youth Group

Last nights Youth Meeting

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We went to a youth conference on Thur. and Friday and God really opened up my eyes to some things and confirmed so other things as well.

In our meeting sunday we talked about:

Our Thoughts become emotions which then turn into action.

Here were the verses we discussed:

Romans 12

Living Sacrifices

1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.

2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to hisfaith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;

8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.


9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord.

20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; ; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. ; In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Micah 6:8

8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy ; and to walk humbly with your God.

James 1

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord

Ephesians 4

24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Written by klampert

April 21, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Ninja Warrior was AWESOME!!

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On saturday I took my youth group to a local karate dojo that I rented out. I had met with the instructor there prior and put together a bunch of games. 55 to be exact. We met at 2 and ended at 5 and played around 12 or so games.

IT WAS AWESOME. we had team challenges, strength challenges and full on combat. Let me tell you this was such a cool time and the kids loved every minute of it. Because we didn’t get to even half of the games we are going to be doing it again in a few months.

I knew it would be cool, but I didn’t think that cool. I love pugel stick fighting.

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Ninja Warrior was a SUCCESS!

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Mission Trip to NY

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Here is a mission trip coming up for the CEC youth. I can’t make it, but if anybody is interested let me know.

CEC for Life Youth Contest

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CEC for Life is hosting a great essay/idea contest. INFO BELOW

This is something to checkout and the prize is killer. Anybody in?

The CEC for Life 2008 contest is now officially underway!
This year’s contest purpose is aimed to tap into the creativity of youth today to release the gifts of the Holy Spirit each one is given through their ideas.
We are asking that each participant submit an original idea to protest abortion and draw others into a pro-life worldview. You may express your ideas through a DVD/movie presentation, Website, etc. You must also include how you would draw others to participate in your idea and promote it (i.e. How would you promote your website, What ways of communication would you use?).
You must also include who your audience will be for your idea. (i.e. Is your idea intended only for youth, or for the young at heart as well?).
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30 hr Famine

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We just ended the 30 hour famine at our church. It was a great event for an awesome cause. I was a little disappointed with the turnout, but the kids who came really did great. Sometimes it is hard at an event like this to really understand what people go through who can’t afford what we usually take for granted.

I think overall the event was a great success and we raised over $1000, which is awesome.

I would like for the crew that are in GSRI sr high group to post their opinions on the event.

What did you like?

What didn’t you like?

What are your suggestions for next years famine?

Did you learn anything from the teachings?

are you going to apply any of this to your daily life?

Give me some real honest comments…

The Ninja Warrior Most Extreme Youth Event

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I have been hinting for a little while about something big I am doing with my youth group. Announcing The Ninja Warrior Most Extreme Youth Event. So your thinking “What the Heck is that!”. Well on march 29th, for 3 hours, our youth groups. Grounded and Settled (sr high) and Spark! (jr high) are meeting at a local karate dojo that we rented. The event is inspired by American Gladiators and Ninja Warrior. It is a full scale competition. We will have pugel stick matches…those are the giant Q-tips. We will be doing obstacle courses, bo staff fighting, king of the mountain style matches, board breaking, Knife fighting, grappling matches, sword fighting and a ton more. There are 30 games planned.

This will be the ultimate Youth event of all time. We are sure to have some casualties, but I think it will be worth it.