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13 Letters, 2 Words, 1 Complete Sentence.

I’ve got five minutes to convince you of one thing. Altogether, it’s 13 letters, 3 words, 1 complete sentence. And I hope you never forget it. In fact I hope it haunts you. I hope you always remember these 13 letters, these three words, and this 1 complete sentence.
Jesus is better. You say… Better than what? I say… Better than everything else.

He’s better than any passing dream you might be chasing after.
He’s better than any  worldly ambition that may have captured your devotion.
He’s better than anything that could distract you from doing what you were created to do.
Jesus is better.

He’s better than a six-figure salary.
He’s better than a three-story home.
He’s better than a trophy wife, a job promotion, and a Caribbean cruise.
Jesus is better.

He’s better than a starting position on the football team.
He’s better than a lead roll in the spring musical.
He’s better than a 4.0 GPA,a collage scholarship, and a nomination to homecoming court.
Jesus is better.

He’s better that money, cars, clothes, sex, entertainment, achievement, and popularity.
He’s better than anything this world can offer you.
Jesus is better.

He’s better than any person that has ever walked this earth.
He’s wiser than Gandhi and smarter than Einstein.
He’s more holy than Mohammad and more spiritual than Buddha.
He’s more eloquent than Shakespeare and more creative than Mozart.
He’s more powerful than Napoleon and more compassionate than Mother Theresa.
Jesus is better.

The Bible says He’s better than Adam, better than Abraham, better than Moses, David and Mary.
He’s better than angels, better than the demons, better than any priest, prophet or saint.
Jesus is better.

And there will be times when it’s hard to believe: times when it doesn’t feel like Jesus is better.
The world will hate you.
Your flesh will fight you.
And the devil will lie to you.
Storms… will… come.
You’re gonna face disappointment, deception, betrayal, rejection, regret, sickness and death.
You’re gonna feel tired, empty, broken-hearted, scared and alone.
But don’t forget in the darkness what you learned in the light.
Jesus is better.

He’s the King of kings and the Lord of lords.
He is the Prince of Peace and the light of the world.
He is the friend of sinners and the enemy of Satan.
He is the alpha and the omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
He is the way and the truth and the life.
Jesus is better.

And if you really, truly believe it, it’s gonna cost you.
You’re gonna deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him.
You’re gonna help the poor, swallow your pride, and love your enemies.
You’re gonna read your Bible when you’d rather watch TV.
You’re gonna pray when you’d rather sleep.
You’re gonna serve when you’d rather be served.
You’re gonna speak up when you’d rather be silent.
But when it’s all said and done, you won’t regret it.
You’ll say, “It was worth it.”
Jesus is better.

“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…”
Jesus is better.

So my hope for you isn’t that your safe, successful, and well-liked.
Sometimes those are the very things that get in the way you learning the one thing you can’t afford to ignore: that Jesus is better.

So if being unsafe, unsuccessful, un-liked is what it’s going to take for you to see that Jesus is better. Then I’ll pray that your life filled with danger, failure, and persecution. Whatever it takes, I want you to know that Jesus is better.

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Eternally Dedicated God Equipped to Go.

Jesus is Better – a study of the Book of Hebrews

Our current study takes us to the Book of Hebrews. We will be studying the contrast, between the imperfect and incomplete provisions of the Old Covenant and human effort, and the infinitely better provisions of the New Covenant, and a life surrender to the perfect high priest, God’s only Son, Jesus Christ.

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In this study we will see the better provisions offered to us through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. A better hope, a better testament, a better promise, a better sacrifice, a better substance, a better country, and a better resurrection. Those who belong to God through a personal relationship with Jesus dwell in a completely new and heavenly atmosphere, they worship a heavenly Savior (Revelation 1:4-8), have a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1), receive a heavenly gift (Ephesians 2:8), are citizens of a heavenly country (Philippians 3:20), look forward to a heavenly City (Revelation 21:1-2), and have their very names written in heaven (Luke 10:20).

Join us Sunday nights as we study the book of Hebrews together and look to Jesus, who is better in every way and who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Contact Us for meeting time and location.

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Celebrating Advent

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What is Advent: The season of Advent and it’s celebration starts four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Traditionally it marks the beginning of a new year for the Church, offering a fresh start to faith and worship. The word “Advent” comes from a Latin word which means “coming”. The Advent season is mainly about reflection and celebration of the birth of the Christ Child Jesus. Advent is also a time for hope and anticipation of Jesus’ glorious second coming at the end of the age.

Advent Wreath: The Advent Wreath was developed in the 1500s as a way to mark the season of Advent, preparing for the coming of Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. The wreath is made of evergreens, and is placed on a table with spaces for four candles around the wreath, 3 purple and 1 rose. Traditionally there are four themes, Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, celebrated during the season of Advent. Each week there is a lighting of the corresponding candle on the Advent Wreath. The fifth candle in the center (the white Christ candle) is to be lit on Christmas Eve.

The Advent Wreath becomes a symbol of light, which reminds us of Jesus’ words: “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

A Prayer for Hope, Peace, Joy and Love: Paul’s prayer in Romans 15:13 is that the God of Hope would fill us with all Joy and Peace in believing, and that we may abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul writes earlier in this letter to the Romans that this Hope will not disappoint because God’s Love has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. This Hope and this Power given to us is all because of the Greatest Gift that has ever been given. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. John 3:16

Receive and Unwrap the Gift: We pray that you would receive this Gift of Eternal Life through a personal relationship with God’s Son Jesus Christ. Welcome His first advent (coming) this Christmas Season and begin to unwrap and experience the new life He offers. A Life of Hope, Peace, Joy and Everlasting Love. Follow this link to listen to and watch a video which will lead you in a prayer to receive this Gift today. If you have any questions or need someone to pray with you or for you, contact us anytime.

May God richly Bless you this Advent Season and Merry Christmas.

Eternally Dedicated God Equipped

 

Help Bless A Child This Christmas

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If you are interested in helping TeensEDGE Student Ministries in supporting two well-known Christian Ministries this Christmas Season please contact us today
 
This Christmas Season we will be supporting Operation Christmas Child and Angel Tree. Both of these ministries focus on getting Christmas Gifts into the hands of less fortunate children along with introducing those children to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
Operation Christmas Child – TeensEDGE will be filling shoe boxes throughout this week and collecting them on Sunday November 22nd. Every gift-filled shoe box is a powerful tool for evangelism, transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!
 
Angel Tree – Angel Tree’s goal is to reach children of prisoners who hope for a Christmas filled with joy. They yearn for their absent parent’s love, and more than that, they need to know that Jesus Christ can fill the void in their hearts and is able to bring healing and restoration to their families destroyed by crime. In the coming weeks before Christmas TeensEDGE will be blessing a local family with Christmas Presents and giving the greatest gift of all, the Joy that comes from knowing Jesus loves them.
 
If you would like to support us in any way please contact us via email or call TeensEDGE directly for more information on how you can help. Thank you for your consideration, may God continually and richly bless you this Christmas Season. Remember to share the Joy of Jesus with someone today.

email: info@teensedge.com

You may also call or text us at 612-460-8336.

Thanks again for your support in spreading the Joy of Christmas to a children this year.

 

Eternally Dedicated God Equipped.