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Youth @ Butlins 2010 – God’s Army

January 25, 2010

Youth @ Butlins was BIG!

With hundreds of young people gathered together from Newfrontiers churches from the London and home county regions, we were reminded that those in the army of God are Called, Enlisted, Equipped and Sent by God for a purpose… to make Jesus famous by living lives for his glory!

Across the 4 meetings the speakers helped us look at the following:

Called by God

As we get into the habit of putting God first and stopping for long enough to listen to his voice, we get a better understanding of the reality that he’s called us to be in his army. What one thing could you do to help you hear from God more?

Enlisted by God

As we recognise that our allegiance is to our commanding officer Jesus, we become willing to declare our commitment to him through obedient acts like being baptised. What will be your next step, and who could you speak to about it?

Equipped by God

As we admit our weaknesses and sins, and learn to trust in God, he gives us strength and courage by filling us with His Holy Spirit; the One who helps us to live the Christian life. What are the things you need the Holy Spirit’s help for?

Sent by God

As we rely on the help of the Holy Spirit daily, we become stronger in our faith and more confident to reach out to those who don’t know God; a lost and broken generation. Who do you think God is trying to reach through you, and what steps could you be taking to reach them?

Let’s remember that the God who encountered us at the weekend is the same God who’ll be with us in our everyday circumstances. By his word (the Bible) and his Holy Spirit, he will guide, strengthen, and give us boldness to show those around us that he is worthy to be praised.

Helpful passages to read

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • Acts 2, 8
  • Romans 8:28-39
  • Ephesians 2:4-10, 5:18
  • 1 Timothy 4:12
  • What should be our response?

    We’ve been called, enlisted, equipped and sent into the battlefield, to see that Jesus’ name is ‘lifted high.’ Let’s not just sing it, let’s do it!

    Watch this video by Hillsong and ask yourself the question: How will being in God’s army impact my life?

    Photo: US Army

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