Resources


November 8, 2020


Here are some resources to help reflect upon last night's Youth Group Meeting.

  • Theme:  Why Am I So Down?  Anxiety, Worry, and Depression.  
  • Message Title:  Anguish to intimacy
  • Primary Text:  Psalms 6
  • Support Text:  Psalm 3, 1 Peter 4: 12-19

Introduction


Suffering is normal. It's part of the human experience in this fallen world. When in anguish pour out your pain before the Lord. He is your healer and protector. From that, draw close to those in pain to join with the Lord in their messy healing process.

The Main Point
Suffering is normal. It's part of the human experience in this fallen world. When in anguish pour out your pain before the Lord. He is your healer and protector. From that, draw close to those in pain to join with the Lord in their messy healing process.

Psalm 3
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
3 O Lord, how many are my foes!
    Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
    “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah[a]

3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
    my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
    and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah

5 I lay down and slept;
    I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
    who have set themselves against me all around.

7 Arise, O Lord!
    Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
    you break the teeth of the wicked.

8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
    your blessing be on your people! 

1 Peter 4: 12-19


12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory[b] and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[c]

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

Psalm 6
O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger,
    nor discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;
    heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly troubled.
    But you, O Lord—how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, deliver my life;
    save me for the sake of your steadfast love.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of you;
    in Sheol who will give you praise?

6 I am weary with my moaning;
    every night I flood my bed with tears;
    I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief;
    it grows weak because of all my foes.

8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
    for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea;
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and greatly troubled;
    they shall turn back and be put to shame in a moment.

Our Youth Group Team

Pat Testerman, Pastor

Josh Owens, Pastor

Wendy Heath, Administrator


Jim Batchelder, Youth Leader

Steve Muzzey, Youth Leader

Darald Trinka, Youth Leader


Michelle Alford, Youth Leader

Jilly Heath, Youth Leader

Heidi Lommen, Youth Leader

Alicen Twardosky, Youth Leader

Jen Wilson, Youth Leader