Last week at Rock-Us, we talked about forgiveness and how it frees us. Dan again used the Biblical story of Joseph to explain his message. Joseph had every right not to forgive those who wronged him. They didn’t ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t fair. Yet Joseph decided to forget his pain and love those who didn’t deserve it. By doing this, he proclaimed freedom over his life and played a big part in fulfilling God’s plan of a coming Savior. If Joseph had kept that bitterness in his heart, it might’ve consumed him, and his brothers certainly would have died. Even if it seems impossible, God wants you to forgive those who have hurt you. He will help you and you won’t forget it!
This week, Dan talked about the story of Joseph. Joseph lived in Bible times, and he had a lot of terrible things happen to him. His brothers betrayed him and sold him into slavery, he was thrown in jail for no reason, and he was forgotten. But despite all of these setbacks, Joseph still trusted in God. And God was able to use Joseph’s circumstances for good. In the end of the story, Joseph was able to save the whole nation of Egypt from starvation! God can use the bad things in our lives for good. If you want to read more about Dan’s message, here are his sermon notes:
This week at Rock-Us, we talked about God’s voice. In our lives, we have so many voices screaming so many things in our ears. A lot of the time, those voices do not have our best interests in mind. They want something from us. However, there IS a voice that is always right, always honest, always selfless, and always loving. That is the voice of God. When we listen to His voice, He shows us the right way to go. God lifts us up and encourages us to be our best. He will never lie or trick us. Try to listen for God’s voice in your life! To find out more about what we talked about, read Dan’s sermon notes below!
This week at Rock-Us, we talked about all the different choices that we make in our lives. The little choices that we make everyday can impact our huge, life-changing decisions later. Let’s start making godly choices now so that our lives will honor God in the future! Here’s the sermon notes:
Last week at Rock-Us, Dan talked about how the devil twists the truth to trick us and turn us away from God’s path. Satan can take good things, twist them just a tiny bit, and use them for evil. Watch out! God wants you to have a joyful, abundant life, so be sure not to fall for the Truth Twister’s tricks!
Here’s the sermon notes/ questions that our small groups talked about.
Just because school is ending, doesn’t mean we are! The Journey has LOTS of weekly summer programs to attend:
ONE Bible Study: Wednesdays at 6:00pm
Knights Of Godly Character: Thursdays at 3:00pm
The Journey Gym: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:00
And don’t forget all of our summer events listed on the Events page!
Remember when you were just a little kid? 2 or 3 years old? Were you worried about anything? Were you fearful at all? Of course not! All you knew was the fearless joy that comes with childhood innocence. You had your parents right there, watching over you. What happened to that care-free kid? We all had to grow up and face the world some time or another. Now our lives our filled with fears and anxieties. But it doesn’t have to be like this! God says that He will never leave us and that we don’t have anything to fear. He’s watching over us and will protect us. We can let go of the worries and fears because He’s promised to be right by our sides whenever we need strength. Dan used the song, “Soldier” by Gavin Degraw to show us what God’s love looks like. If you have any fears or doubts, just give them to God and He will give you that joy you lost .
Click here for the song, “Soldier”
Click here for Dan’s sermon notes
This week, the praise band performed the song, “You Are More” by Tenth Avenue North. Then Dan’s sermon revolved around the message of its lyrics. The song basically says that your past mistakes don’t define who you are and that God loves you no matter what you’ve done. You may feel like you’re worthless or unloved, but God accepts you just the way you are and wants to help bring you out of your tough situations. God doesn’t judge you by your failures or mistakes, He just wants your open heart.
Here’s “You Are More” by the Journey Praise Band:
And here are Dan’s sermon notes: