Intimate, Personal Relationships
We’re working through Philippians at staff meetings currently. We’ve been through the first two chapters now and one thing that really stands out to me is Paul’s relationship with the people of Philippi. You can just feel the love in this book. It’s a wonderful glimpse of what God’s love for us is like.
Philippians is also going to be the book we’re studying for Crossroads: Rooted next year. Rooted is a Bible study intended for High School students looking to go deeper in their relationship with Christ, to grow deep roots. Our theme verses are:
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,
whose trust is the LORD.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
I’m looking forward to growing roots with our youth next school year. Think you might be interested in leading this ministry? Let’s talk.