Youth News – October


Wearing Your Team Colors

In our Wednesday night lessons we have been learning about different religions and in Sunday school we have been learning what other Christians believe and why. These are very important lessons to help understand where others stand in their faiths and it helps us stand stronger in what we believe.
Christianity is different from most religions because we are called to follow the characteristics of God in how we live instead of following a set of religious rules. But how do we live like God? What is God like? We talk about God being loving, kind, forgiving, and mighty, but one characteristic of God that we don’t often think about is God’s holiness.
What does “holy” mean? The word holy comes from a Hebrew word (kadosh) meaning sacred or set apart. God is holy because He is different from anything or anyone else. 
Leviticus 20:26
You must be holy to me, because I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from all other peoples to be my own. 

When God commanded the Israelites to be holy, He was telling them that He wanted them to identify with Him and who He is. In the first books of the Bible there is a theme to them: Identity!
God wants His people to stand out. He wants us to be set apart from the rest of the world. God wants us to wear His team colors, to put His logo on our hearts. We all have our favorite teams we root for and show it wearing their colors. But above all we should wear Gods “team colors” from the inside out to show the world that we follow a God who desperately desires for us to be like Him.

Michael S Smith
Youth Pastor

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