This week disciples at one of the OYC sites got together for a 24-hour seminar on the book of Revelation. The disciples diligently studied the book, played games to improve their knowledge and even learned new worship songs based on passages from Revelation. They even read the entire book in one sitting on a hilltop as part of the program. Encouraged by the message of perseverance and God's victory in John's prophecy, they renewed their dedication to sharing these promises with the world.
This week the OYC Guys tackle another reason why someone might wrongly desire a clear "calling" from God: we are afraid of making wrong decisions. If only God could tell us plainly which path is the right one! The OYC Guys encourage disciples to step out on faith, knowing that God can even work in our mistakes. It's a Biblical truth: God works in all things for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28)!
New Content on the One Year Challenge Blog:Featured Article: Scott Green Goes Home to the Lord Our brother Scott Green gave his life for the gospel. In 1987 he led a small team to plant a church in Hong Kong. That church today is over 2,000 strong and has planted many other churches in Greater China, including Taiwan and Macau. On March 31, he passed on to be with the Lord.
Jesus' Resurrection and the Mission Jesus' resurrection is the surest sign that we will be victorious. If death and sin were destroyed, how much more will the obstacles that we face on the mission field crumble before us!
Showing Jesus' Personality in Ministry It is inevitable that our personalities show themselves in ministry. While we should avoid making our personalities the center of our ministry, we should instead show Jesus' personality.
Faith That Really Moves Mountains Let's not misinterpret what Jesus meant when he said the faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. Jesus wasn't talking about the size of our faith, but what the object of our faith is.
Great Images: Summary of 1 Peter The message of 1 Peter: "Our faith can grow stronger when we face opposition." Check out this visual summary of 1 Peter.
What We're Reading Today From Josh and Sean McDowell's More Than A Carpenter: "The apostles went through the test of death to substantiate the veracity of what they were proclaiming...I grieve to find so many who lack enough conviction in their lives even to walk across the street for what they believe, much less to die for it." Each week we post a selection from a book disciples considering going on a One Year Challenge could read as part of their preparation.
Monday Music: Songs from OYC Sites Around the World This week's Monday Music is a beloved rendition of "Deeper" and is made in tribute to all our OYC campus sites. We have great sites in State College (PA), Auburn (AL), Charleston (WV), Pullman (WA), Boone (NC) and Eugene/Corvallis (OR).