Friday, February 26, 2016
BTLN UPDATE - S*A*M NIGHT
Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's second Helmet of the Btln Season! At the end, Stephan and Dane were there with Jakob, but were unable to break through the crowd on the last round!
This week was S*A*M Night! There is a lot of setup for S*A*M that has to be done at the last minute, that makes it hard to plan for, but it is totally worth it! S*A*M is a lot of fun to play and to watch! After all of the set up it would be nice to play more than three games, but time is always a factor. Dan's team was too strong the first game, winning easily. In the second game I moved onto Ben's team hoping to even out the teams. Dan's team was still too strong winning the second game as well. In the third and final game Ben's team battled back to win! Dan's team winning the series 2-1!
In Bible study our topic was Confidence. Last week when we talked about Pride and Humility we came to the conclusion that God hates pride. If we are not supposed to be proud does that mean that we should not have confidence?
Psalm 71:4-5 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel. For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.
Proverbs 3:25-26 Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.
After reading these passages, it is clear that our confidence should come from God, because of what he has done for us!
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:1-2 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
1 Corinthians 1:4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Galatians 4:7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Ephesians 2:6-7 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
So then, (1) we have been given eternal life, (2) we have been set free from sin and death, (3) we have been given God's grace, (4) we are a new creation, (5) we are God's children and heirs, (6) we are seated in the heavenly realms, (7) we are complete in him!
These are a small sample of the things that God has done for us through Christ! We can be confident because of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ!