Thursday, May 24, 2007

From the Intern. . .Wednesday Night Re-cap

Last night at Element students we talked about problems. It is obvious to all people, regardless of who we are or how different we are from each other, we all have at least one thing in common: problems.

We live in a day in age where students face a number of problems ranging from anger to relationships, parents, sexual issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and pressure at school. Last night we took the chance to address those problems and apply it to the student's lives through a real problem faced by Jesus in the Gospel of John.

In the first few verses of John 6, he tells the story about Jesus feeding the 5,000 men. If you have time to read the passage, I really encourage you to do so, because, in the midst of this problem (not having food for all these people), Jesus performs a miracle. His disciples were questioned as to where enough food could be found for this crowd, and even they failed the test.

This was a catering nightmare for the disciples, but Jesus takes what they did have, a few pieces of bread and a couple of small fish and essentially makes an all-you-can-eat buffet for these people.

The Application:
Jesus took what started as a problem and solved it. I had an opportunity last night to share my testimony of my elementary school years that involved many problems within my family. This testimony, I realized a few years ago, applies to so many students in today's culture.

It was a very powerful night, and a night where students were real with God and with themselves about their problems.

The purpose of last night was to make students aware of their problems in life and to point to Jesus Christ as the one and only solution for those problems.

After the service last night, Sarah told me that a boy approached her and said that this was his first time to come to Element Student ministries and that the only reason he came last night was because he had so many problems in his life! Man, what a tremendous move of God, and it could only be God.

I am very much looking forward to seeing God work through this student ministry this summer and am as excited as I have ever been to see what is to come this summer!

If you would like to listen to the sermon from last night or any other Element Student's sermon, please visit us here.


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