Have you ever wondered why it is important to love God’s Truth? In our Time With Abba (TWA) scriptures today, we read a letter written by John the apostle. 2 John 1:2-4 says this,
“2 I love you because of the truth that is alive in us. This truth will be with us forever.
3 God the Father and Jesus Christ his Son will give you grace, mercy and peace. These blessings will be with us because we love the truth.
4 It has given me great joy to find some of your children living by the truth. That’s just what the Father commanded us to do.
From this, the apostle John is writing how the truth of God is alive. Living in God’s truth must be lived out in love. The rest of the letter goes into a theme of urgency for discerning God’s Truth. We as believers must continue to be alert in discerning the truth that is from God and that of the Worlds. Ask yourself this question, “What are the many teachings that I hold on?” Make a list and distinguish which truth is from the World or that which comes from God?” Afterward, take time this week to invest in the Word of God so that you can continue to grow in discernment and love for God’s Truth.
E2 NEWS overview
- E2 meets in Chapel 12/8, 12/15
- Baptismal Service Info
- JH and HS Christmas Parties
- Winter Retreat
- Snacks Signup
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12/8 Pastor’s Talk [CHAPEL] >12/9 Baptismal Service
12/15 E2 Small Groups [CHAPEL] 12/22 Youth Christmas Parties
12/29 No E2
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1/5 No E2
1/12 E2 Small Groups
1/19 NO E2 (Youth Lock-In)
1/26 E2 Student led Outreach
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E2 meets in the Chapel on 12/8 AND 12/15
Attention all youth: E2 will be meeting in the CHAPEL on the following THIS Saturday and next week (Dec. 8 and Dec. 15) as the Children’s Ministry prepares for their annual musical.
Dec. 9th Baptismal Service Info
THIS SUNDAY come and witness Amanda Lee, Abigail Yuen, Bethany Kiang, Jasmine Chin, Victoria Ngai, Barnabus Yuen, Edin Le, Evan Liu, Gabriel Hui, and Jacky Wang share their testimonies at a special Baptismal Service during our 1st hour English Service at 9:30am, in the MAIN SANCTUARY.
**Please note: there will be NO 2nd hour English Service in the Chapel on this day.
Jan. 20-21, 2019
All youth are invited to an overnight Lock-In at church. Cost is $10 and guests are free! DEADLINE to register is 12/22, Saturday.
2019 Winter Retreat
Registration Now Open
Our speaker for the upcoming Winter Retreat ‘Conquering Giants’ will be Gil Blanco, C&MA Director in Mexicali. Registration involves three steps:
- Complete online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_Qjp9pgffsvraStQ4RCGqTSnw24dQVe7b16OGOJElAhRECA/viewform
- Print and fill out ‘Waiver‘ form: https://www.sjcac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/SJCAC-General-Activity-Waiver.pdf
- Turn in your Registration Fee with Waiver to Pastor David, Sam or Audrey. (Fee before 1/14: $275 per person, after 1/14: $295 per person)
We still have more open slots for volunteers to bring snacks. Please consider signing up if you have not yet done so. It’s a really easy way to volunteer and get to know our youth!