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Impact Youth Ministry exist to share the way of Jesus with our friends and family, to show them His love and to grow passionate followers of God who seek to worship Him with their whole lives.
I Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping–believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” (Romans 4:18 NLT)want to be like Abraham. Abraham’s story is truly amazing!
At 75 years old (grandparent age!) God told Abraham that he’d become the father of many nations through having a son. At this point, Abraham and his wife Sarah didn’t have any children.
It took 25 years before Abraham saw the answer to this promise and Sarah gave birth to a son. God came through on his promise, but Abraham had to keep hoping even when there was ‘no reason’ for hope.
Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping–believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!” (Romans 4:18 NLT)
I want us to be people of hope. I want us to know what God has said and to trust His word, even when it feels like there is no reason for hope.
This last week I realised that some aspects of my hope in Jesus and His promises had been knocked. There is this amazing verse in the Bible that says, God really is able to do ‘immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power at work within us’ (as it says in Ephesians 3:20) but I began to doubt that.
When I realised it, I apologised to God and he put his hope back in me. This week I wanted to remind us all to continue trusting and hoping in the promises of God.
Tons of love,
Things to draw your attention to:
ONELIFE ONE DAY Our friends over at ONELIFE are putting on a great event in London on the 11th of March. You won’t want to miss this! The full details are available here
Soul Survivor books are now open! For the full letter with key dates and how to book, Just Click this link
For those struggling with anxiety/depression/that dreaded ‘sinking feeling’ – a poem and a prayer http://www.cccw.org.uk/on-the-days-when-pillows-are-soaked-with-my-hurt/
The YPF Term plan is available to download. It’s full of dates for your diaries as well as what’s coming up each week. Just click on this link
Impact youth this week:
Football (year 10-13) – Monday 20th of February
There is NO Football this week. Clement Danes astro is sadly booked up for another event. We’ll be back on soon!
Where: St. Clement Danes Astroturf
When: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
This is a joint venture with St. Andrews Church. We’re currently running just one pitch, for young people in year 8 and up. It’s a great place to run off some extra energy, build friendships and encourage each other.
Going Deeper (year 6-9) – Tuesday 21st of February
Going Deeper is back!! We are back on with seminars this week from our interns looking at: ‘Why is Jurassic Park (Dinosaurs) not mentioned in the bible?’ ‘If God is the only God, where do all the other ones come from?’ and ‘Lunch break antics, how to navigate social groups at school’. We are also back on with some fiendish Intern challenges, and great games. See you there!
Where: Christ Church – The Junction
When: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Going Deeper is a great place to catch up with friends, make new ones, hang out, and meet with Jesus!
YPF (year 10-13) at Life Groups- Wednesday 22nd of February
YPF are meeting in Life Groups this week. Each group is meeting at:
Pippa, Ron & Jonah’s group :
36 Whitelands Avenue
Izzy & Simon’s life Group:
55 Heronsgate Rd,
Year 13’s meeting at Fiona’s house:
1 Ruardean Cottages
When: 7.30 – 9.30pm
YPF are a big, fun group of young people who love God. We meet in 4 life groups every other week in order to go deeper with God in friendship with one another. If you’re not sure which group you are in or where to go, give Simon a ring on: 07910 406456.
Rock Solid – Sunday 26th of February
Rock Solid normally meet Sunday mornings during the 10.30 service. Rock Solid is designed to be fun, to nurture friendships and to help young people own their faith and grow in it.
Church & Café Fusion – Sunday 26th of February
We say it… and we mean it. If you only have time to make it to one Impact Youth event in the week, come to church followed by Café Fusion on Sunday night. Hope to see you there.
Where: Christ Church
When: Service starts at 6.30 pm. Café Fusion is after the evening service, 7.45 – 8.45.
This is a great place to catch up with each other before you start the week.