Weekly Tip #2, Spring 2013
There is the story in Acts 3 where Peter and John were going up to the temple when a lame man from birth was at the entrance asking for money. Here’s how the rest of the story went:
And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
Peter went on to preach this message:
12… “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him…18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus…”
As Peter and John clearly communicated that it was through Jesus and his power that brought healing to the lame man. Not only that, but it is through Jesus that anyone can receive forgiveness of sins. Jesus is central to our message and He is central to all we do. Keep that in mind as you live, work, study and reach out to your campus, high school or community through your ministry. Keep Christ central.
Two Major Things To Keep In Mind For Your Spring Term
1. Summer Projects – arguable, one of the activities that can bring the greatest long term change in someone’s life. Go to the web site here and look at the activities and locations of the summer projects world wide: http://gosummerproject.com/what-is-a-summer-project/us-summer-projects
Seriously consider going your self. The projects can be as short as 2 weeks, up to 12 weeks. Don’t miss out. Seriously challenge as many students as possible to attend. This could be your greatest life-change recommendation.
2. Make your Spring break count. Look for opportunities in your region to gather your students to help reach out to a local city, park or even the beach. Check out the Big Break in Panama City Beach, FL: http://big-break.com/
3. Next week, lets talk about week to week strategies to keep in mind to give the maximum number of students the opportunity to hear the gospel message.
Talk to you next week,
Cru Ministry, Orlando