WHO ARE THE CONQUERORS?
The CONQUERORS are teens who have made a commitment to conquer violence, drugs, gangs, unemployment, illicit sex, and we are dedicated to
not drop out of high school.
Enter at Your Own Risk
My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything,
but that ... Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.—Philippians 1:20
Jesus is the supreme example of living without fear of being disappointed by others: "He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave.... He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death—even to death on a cross" ( Philippians 2:7-8).
Disappointed people sometimes find it difficult to move out toward others. After all, people—even Christian people—can be rude, uncouth,
obnoxious, and sometimes downright disgusting. I sometimes
think it might be helpful if we put a sign outside some churches saying: "Enter here at your own risk." Forgive my cynicism,
but I have lived long enough to know that Christians can hurt!
What are we supposed to do when we know that to move toward another person in love exposes us to the risk of being disappointed? We move forward in love: easy to say, but more difficult to do.
Making ourselves vulnerable to disappointment is frightening,
but this has to happen if we are to love as we are loved.
Mature Christians are those who are willing to look fully into the face
of disappointment and feel it, knowing that because they do,
they will come to a deeper awareness that no one can comfort
the heart like Jesus Christ. In the presence of such pain,
one more easily sees the uselessness of every attempt to find
solace in one's own independent strategies. Facing and feeling
the pain of disappointment underlies more than anything else
the gripping truth that only in God can we trust.
Every Day with Jesus Daily Bible.
(A Bible Study for Teens)
Meets every Thursday Night at 6:00 pm
For more information call: Chris Boyce at 615-427-1128.
Dinner and transportation is provided.