encounter:GOD – upcoming series in OSM

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This weekend we are starting a five (yup that’s right… it’s that serious) week journey in OSM (our student ministry) looking at the one relationship that matters more than any other in our lives: the one with God.  I love the fact that we are coming off a series that was very platonic and centered around LOVE and RELATIONSHIPS with the opposite sex and going straight into another series that basically will say “THIS RELATIONSHIP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THOSE.”  The premise behind this series is this: God wants you and I to KNOW HIM… not just know ABOUT Him.  God wants an encounter with you… do you want one with Him?  What about when life hurts?  What about when you feel lost and not sure of who you are?  What about when your faith feels like a generational hand-me-down?  What about when you feel stuck in a rut spiritually?  GOD WANTS AN ENCOUNTER WITH YOU… HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO ENCOUNTER HIM?

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a REAL shot at love- week three

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this week we talked to the girls and shared with them what God thinks a real woman of beauty is all about.  We looked at the Proverbs 31 woman and finished this sentence: “A real woman of beauty…

1. finds her value in God

2. is compassionate toward others

3. doesn’t take life too seriously

4. had a deep passion for God

a REAL shot at love

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so I’m really pumped about our new series in OSM called “a REAL shot at love.”  Our culture is trying to sell us their version of love every single day.  There is a huge problem with this: It isn’t REAL and it never LASTS.  The thought behind this series is simple:  What can we do in our lives RIGHT NOW that will lead us on the right path to experience TRUE LOVE later on?  In this series we will talk about:

1. permission granted {giving yourself the shot at experiencing love}

2. Finding Mr. Right {character qualities every guy needs}

3. Real beauty queen {what’s REALLY hot or not for girls}