This semester we are going on a journey. A journey to become like Jesus for the sake of others. In the process, we will tackle some of the biggest questions we all must face—questions of identity, purpose, and belonging—starting with the question: Who is God? A.W. Tozer once said that what comes to mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you. Many of our students fail to grasp who they are because they have failed to rightly answer this first question. Our journey has to start here because seeing God for who He really is allows us to see everyone and everything else for what they really are. It’s been said that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The goal of this series is to walk through some of the fundamentals of the character and nature of God and help our students learn, practically, how to make space for Him in their daily lives.
Week 1: Creator
Week 2: Redeemer
Week 3: King
Week 4: Father
Week 5: Son
Week 6: Spirit
In week one, we are exploring the nature of God as our Creator who wants a relationship with His creation. In this week’s message, we will also introduce to our students the practice of silence and solitude - creating space to experience the presence of God.
Week two is all about God as Redeemer. Over and over again, we see God show up and rescue His people from the mess they’ve found themselves in and all of this points back to His unending grace and unconditional love for us.
During week three, we’re going to learn what it means for God to be our king. He is a good and just king and He wants everyone everywhere to be a part of His Kingdom, a kingdom that never ends and is coming on earth as it is in heaven.
For week four, the focus is on God as our Father. A Father who loves us and wants what’s best for us. In addition to that, we will also introduce our students to the doctrine of the Trinity to help them wrap their minds around the three-and-one nature of God.
Then, in week five, we’re continuing to unpack the Trinity by looking at God the Son and learning about the significance of the God of Everything becoming a human being in order to rescue us from the power of sin, death, and the devil.
Finally, in week six, we are closing out this series by looking at God the Spirit. For some, the Holy Spirit is a familiar stranger that they’ve heard of, but they don’t really know. We are going to help our students understand the powerful truth that God the Spirit is not just a power to experience, but a person to know.