Session Topics: Trillia Newbell
The Race-Transcending Gospel (More info here)
Special Tuesday Evening Session, June 26, 7:00 p.m. (open to parents and the community)
Taking Ephesians 2:14–18 as its focus text, this session will discuss biblical reconciliation. Specifically, Jesus reconciled us to God and one another, and only the gospel (salvation through Christ) is powerful enough to make us family. Because of how we are loved, we are compelled to love one another.
Identity in Christ
Wednesday, June 27, Session 1
With Ephesians 2:1–10 and 1:3–10 as our foundational texts, this session will focus on who we are and the need to root our identity in Christ and in nothing and no one else. God takes dead people and gives them resurrection life. Salvation is gift enough, but God doesn’t only save us—He gives us Himself. We can know Him—through salvation and the work of Jesus—and as our hearts rest in Him, we can delight in Him. Being in Christ is a stupendous reality.
Radical Love Leads to Unity
Wednesday, June 27, Session 2
God gives an impossible command: love your neighbor as yourself. It’s impossible to love like this without the power and work of the Spirit. He’s also given us the gift of one another, but as we know, relationships are hard. We can, however, learn to love, which displays to a divided and broken world what has been accomplished on the cross. Using the text of Mark 12:28–31, the session will impart to students a biblical understanding of two common topics/buzzwords nowadays: unity and diversity.