"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16
Let's use this time wisely, and in all things, in every conversation and everything we do, whether it be the dishes for Mom, Zoom meetings, texts, or just hanging out with the family, let's let our lights shine and bring honor and glory to God.
Give a listen to Mr. Mark as he shares some encouraging words, and share in the comments below some ideas of how you can be shining your light.
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."
Greetings Beachside Junior High saints! I trust that this post will find you all well and doing just fine in the midst of our world gone crazy! If you were able to listen to pastor Bert's message this morning, you know that real peace in any and every storm can only be found in our "El Shaddai," our God Almighty! I pray that you are all drawing closer to Him during this time; using your unexpected "break" from the normal routine to really spend some time seeking God. Spend more time reading and studying His word...pray...worship...speak about God to your friends and family like you've never done before! If you have ears to listen...He is calling out your name! Have you any new thoughts or revelations about God? Have you seen or understood things differently now than before we ever heard of Covid? Tell us! Make a comment here...we would all love to hear what you have to share!
This coming Wednesday is April1, 2020...better known as April Fools Day. The Bible has a bunch to say about being a fool, and, as we learned in our study through the Proverbs with Mr. Mark G, much to say about being wise as well! Here is what I am challenging us all to do this week. Look up some verses in the Bible that speak of fools, or foolish behavior. Then...post the verse in the comment section below with your take on it...we want to know what it speaks to your heart and mind! Every Beachside Youth junior higher who does this will get their name in this week's drawing for another amazing prize...delivered to your door by Amazon. You also score an entry by responding to your fellow Beachside Youth friend's comments. Also, if you would like to post a video of yourself (singing, reading scripture, encouraging, saying hi) to the group on this site...let us know and we can make some magic happen. So light up this website, brothers and sisters! Let's stay connected day by day with each other...and especially with our great God Almighty! Much love to you all! Your youth leaders miss you and are praying for you all daily. Let's hear from you! Blessings!
Happy Saturday Everyone! Tonight is the drawing for the Amazon Prime Prize! I hope you are all well and are enjoying this special season as best you can and making the most of it! God wants to move and speak to you, to all of us, in a new and fresh way right now, I am convinced of that so let's not miss it! Games, puzzles, movies, and family time are all fun and wonderful, but let's all make sure we are also making time to connect with God through prayer by talking to Him and listening to what He has to say to us and reading our Bibles everyday. We love and miss you guys!
Okay, to find out who is the lucky winner, watch the video below. Remember, every time you post a comment we put your name in the drawing so keep connecting with us and one another here! We are loving your comments!
"Hi Beachside Junior High Friends! This weeks topic of discussion is "the God who sees," in the Hebrew, El Roi. Proverbs 15:3 says, "the eyes of the Lord are in every place watching good and evil." It's comforting and reassuring to know that God sees everything that we go through, and that certainly applies during these crazy days of the Corona Virus "Shelter in Place". So, lets do this! Take some time today and find Bible verses that talk about the God who sees, then, post the verse and your thoughts in the comment section below. Every verse and comment will get you another entry into tomorrow's drawing. Also, please share with the group some of the things you are doing to battle boredom. I have decided to speed read through the Bible. I just finished 1 Samuel. Tell us what you're doing. I leave you for now with a short video of something that I have found to snap me out of my "Corona Coma". Can't wait to see you all again! Blessings, MartyG
Don't forget to check back in tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. for the drawing!
Hey Guys! We want to encourage you all to take some time and worship the Lord. So often in life our excuse is "I'm too busy," or, "I don't have time." Well, now we have all the time in the world! So, sit down, take a few minutes, or more is even better, and connect with God. Thank Him for who He is and what He has done for you. Thank Him for providing for you, helping you, and being there for you always. You might be separated from your friends, from us or even some family members, but God is ALWAYS with you. You can never be separated from Him if you belong to Him. No virus, no earthquake, no disaster, nothing can separate you from God and His love when you belong to Him. He created everything and is able to do anything so there is no reason for us to ever fear and there is great reason for us to worship Him, because He is a great, loving, and powerful God, and we are His. Lets worship!
Tell us in the comments below something that you love or appreciate about God.
Hey Guys! Welcome to Junior High Connect! We miss you all so much! We've created this link on the Beachside Youth Website to connect with you, learn together, and have some fun! Make sure you watch the video below, and don't forget to answer the questions that Marty asks in the comment section. The first person to answer the question about Hagar correctly gets a bonus entry into the drawing. The questions are:
#1) What name did Hagar give to God and why? Read Genesis 16
#2) Tell us 3 things you like and don't like about social distancing?
All Junior High students who leave a comment below will be put in our weekly drawing. We will post a video of the drawing. This weeks winner will receive a special package delivered to their door from Amazon. Click "Comments" to answer. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!