Oxygen – Oriental and Origami Night | May 20th

On May 17, 2011, in Oxygen (Young Adults), by Young Adult

Oriental and Origami Night

This Friday, on the 20th of May, we will be hosting an Oriental and Origami night. We will be having a make your own oriental soup bar and attempting to make beautiful creations with paper. There will be a prize for the greatest paper creation, so get ready to be creative. I think this will be a very fun time for us to just get together and try something new. If you have been thinking about inviting someone new, this would be the perfect event. All the food and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring special ingredients for your soup and also drinks to share. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Where: The Harney Household – Carpool or call/text Zach (616) 862-5041 for directions
When: 7 p.m. on 5/20 – Friday night until whenever
What to bring: Drinks and any special ingredients you might want in your soup

Oriental and Origami Night

This Friday, on the 20th of May, we will be hosting an Oriental and Origami night. We will be having a make your own oriental soup bar and attempting to make beautiful creations with paper. There will be a prize for the greatest paper creation, so get ready to be creative. I think this will be a very fun time for us to just get together and try something new. If you have been thinking about inviting someone new, this would be the perfect event. All the food and paper will be provided, but feel free to bring special ingredients for your soup and also drinks to share. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Where: The Harney Household – Carpool or call/text Zach (616) 862-5041 for directions
When: 7 p.m. on 5/20 – Friday night until whenever
What to bring: Drinks and any special ingredients you might want in your soup

Oxygen Tuesday Night: The Culture of Jesus Christ in America

On September 20, 2010, in Oxygen (Young Adults), Students, by Young Adult

“I could not help thinking that somewhere along the way we had missed what is radical about our faith and replaced it with what is comfortable.  We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves” – David Platt

This week we will be talking about how our faith is affected by living in this particular time, and specifically, in America.  In other words, does American culture encourage us to pick up our cross daily, or has it created a nominal devotion that doesn’t infringe upon our comforts.  Also, how can we positively take steps towards change instead of just talking about it?  This will in no way be a “bash America session”, but a discussion about how American culture affects our faith and what we can do to bring the culture that Jesus Christ preached about more fully to earth.

Here are a few passages that will help you start to form some ideas about the topic:

Philippians 3: 12-21

Luke 14: 26-34

Mark 10: 17-31

Matthew 4: 18-22

Come ready to share your thoughts and and ideas on what it looks like to follow the example of Christ’s life and live in a way pleasing to God, yet within our culture.

We will be meeting at Oh! Sushi at 8:00 p.m. (2030 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA, 93940)  We hope to see everyone there!

“I could not help thinking that somewhere along the way we had missed what is radical about our faith and replaced it with what is comfortable.  We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves” – David Platt

This week we will be talking about how our faith is affected by living in this particular time, and specifically, in America.  In other words, does American culture encourage us to pick up our cross daily, or has it created a nominal devotion that doesn’t infringe upon our comforts.  Also, how can we positively take steps towards change instead of just talking about it?  This will in no way be a “bash America session”, but a discussion about how American culture affects our faith and what we can do to bring the culture that Jesus Christ preached about more fully to earth.

Here are a few passages that will help you start to form some ideas about the topic:

Philippians 3: 12-21

Luke 14: 26-34

Mark 10: 17-31

Matthew 4: 18-22

Come ready to share your thoughts and and ideas on what it looks like to follow the example of Christ’s life and live in a way pleasing to God, yet within our culture.

We will be meeting at Oh! Sushi at 8:00 p.m. (2030 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA, 93940)  We hope to see everyone there!

Oxygen – looking at pain

On August 24, 2010, in Oxygen (Young Adults), Students, by Shoreline

This last Sunday night Dan Evans came to share at Oxygen. It’s amazing at times to hear how people process concepts found within scripture. Each one of us can delve into Gods word and have things revealed to us in many differing angles based on our walk through life and our own spiritual experience. Dan opened the word and went straight to a topic often avoided, pain. Not so much physical pain but perhaps at times the physical would be included in this topic but more so the pain involved with following Christ. I asked Dan to give me a brief overview of what he had shared.

“R.E.M. was right: Everybody Hurts Sometimes.  But nobody wants to.  We spend time, energy, and money trying to get to a place in life where everything is easy and we have no troubles.  One problem, though.  That’s not possible.  It’s a futile waste of your time, energy, and money.  Jesus said it himself, “In this life you will have many trials and sorrows.”  So rather than trying to avoid them, how do we deal with them in a way that a follower of Jesus should?”      Dan Evans

Dan gave some great ideas on dealing with pain within our faith and follow of Christ. This next Sunday night Pastor Andrew will take a shot at answering Dan’s question of, “how do we deal with them in a way that a follower of Jesus should?”. If Dan lead you into thinking through things in a new way or perhaps facing an old struggle then your not alone. Now lets join together for a look at where to go with this pain we will all endure.

This last Sunday night Dan Evans came to share at Oxygen. It’s amazing at times to hear how people process concepts found within scripture. Each one of us can delve into Gods word and have things revealed to us in many differing angles based on our walk through life and our own spiritual experience. Dan opened the word and went straight to a topic often avoided, pain. Not so much physical pain but perhaps at times the physical would be included in this topic but more so the pain involved with following Christ. I asked Dan to give me a brief overview of what he had shared.

“R.E.M. was right: Everybody Hurts Sometimes.  But nobody wants to.  We spend time, energy, and money trying to get to a place in life where everything is easy and we have no troubles.  One problem, though.  That’s not possible.  It’s a futile waste of your time, energy, and money.  Jesus said it himself, “In this life you will have many trials and sorrows.”  So rather than trying to avoid them, how do we deal with them in a way that a follower of Jesus should?”      Dan Evans

Dan gave some great ideas on dealing with pain within our faith and follow of Christ. This next Sunday night Pastor Andrew will take a shot at answering Dan’s question of, “how do we deal with them in a way that a follower of Jesus should?”. If Dan lead you into thinking through things in a new way or perhaps facing an old struggle then your not alone. Now lets join together for a look at where to go with this pain we will all endure.

College Group 1st and 2nd Timothy Study #8

On August 13, 2010, in Oxygen (Young Adults), Students, by Shoreline

With this post we look at the last chapter of 2nd Timothy. I hope these post have helped you as we have walked through 1st and 2nd Timothy the last couple weeks. If your up for a challenge take time to read first and second Timothy each day for a few weeks and see what happens in your life. The love and encouragement that Paul poured out to Timothy two thousand years is incredible instruction for us still today. Please take time to give feed back to Pastor Andrew if you have found this series of post helpful.

2 Timothy 4:1-8

MOTIVATION FOR GREATNESS

Timothy was Paul’s “son” in the Lord.

Timothy would do special assignments at the direction of Paul.

Paul would soon be leaving Timothy and going to Heaven.

Paul motivates Timothy to great living for the Lord.

EXHORTATION OF TIMOTHY – Vss. 1-2, 5

Timothy was encouraged to preach the Word of God faithfully, to be on the watch, to endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, and to fully prove his ministry.

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES – Vss. 3-4

Timothy need to be faithful at the current time because more difficult times were coming.

EXAMPLE OF PAUL – Vss. 6-8

Paul was faithful to the end.

Paul would be rewarded in the future.

Those, like Timothy, who are faithful also will be equally rewarded.

2 Timothy 4:9-11, 21

PEOPLE LESSONS

Those mentioned by Paul at the close of this Epistle teach us some very important Spiritual lessons.

DEMAS – BE SPIRITUAL, LIVE FOR ETERNITY Vs. 10

Philemon 23, 24, Colossians 4:14

LUKE – BE LOYAL, LIVE FOR CONSISTENCY Vs. 11

“Only Luke is with me…”

Proverbs 27:10, 1 Corinthians 4:2

MARK – BE USEFUL, LIVE FOR MINISTRY Vs. 11

“…Take Mark and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for

the ministry.”

What a change! Acts 13:13, Acts 15:36-41

TIMOTHY – BE PUNCTUAL, LIVE FOR IMMEDIACY Vss. 9, 21

Paul had a special need for Timothy as Paul prepared for his home

going. It was important that Timothy act right away. There are times

when we must act immediately to do what needs to be done.

In some cases tomorrow is too late!

With this post we look at the last chapter of 2nd Timothy. I hope these post have helped you as we have walked through 1st and 2nd Timothy the last couple weeks. If your up for a challenge take time to read first and second Timothy each day for a few weeks and see what happens in your life. The love and encouragement that Paul poured out to Timothy two thousand years is incredible instruction for us still today. Please take time to give feed back to Pastor Andrew if you have found this series of post helpful.

2 Timothy 4:1-8

MOTIVATION FOR GREATNESS

Timothy was Paul’s “son” in the Lord.

Timothy would do special assignments at the direction of Paul.

Paul would soon be leaving Timothy and going to Heaven.

Paul motivates Timothy to great living for the Lord.

EXHORTATION OF TIMOTHY – Vss. 1-2, 5

Timothy was encouraged to preach the Word of God faithfully, to be on the watch, to endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, and to fully prove his ministry.

EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES – Vss. 3-4

Timothy need to be faithful at the current time because more difficult times were coming.

EXAMPLE OF PAUL – Vss. 6-8

Paul was faithful to the end.

Paul would be rewarded in the future.

Those, like Timothy, who are faithful also will be equally rewarded.

2 Timothy 4:9-11, 21

PEOPLE LESSONS

Those mentioned by Paul at the close of this Epistle teach us some very important Spiritual lessons.

DEMAS – BE SPIRITUAL, LIVE FOR ETERNITY Vs. 10

Philemon 23, 24, Colossians 4:14

LUKE – BE LOYAL, LIVE FOR CONSISTENCY Vs. 11

“Only Luke is with me…”

Proverbs 27:10, 1 Corinthians 4:2

MARK – BE USEFUL, LIVE FOR MINISTRY Vs. 11

“…Take Mark and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for

the ministry.”

What a change! Acts 13:13, Acts 15:36-41

TIMOTHY – BE PUNCTUAL, LIVE FOR IMMEDIACY Vss. 9, 21

Paul had a special need for Timothy as Paul prepared for his home

going. It was important that Timothy act right away. There are times

when we must act immediately to do what needs to be done.

In some cases tomorrow is too late!

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