THE UPPER ROOM
The Youth Gathering Place!
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer (Isaiah 40:31)
You are the everlasting God ,The everlasting God You do not faint
You won't grow weary
(Chris Tomlin, “Everlasting God”)
In these summer months, let us renew our strength as we wait upon the Lord. We’ve taken a break from the routine of school, homework and activities. Sure, we have a lot going on in the summertime, but it is different kinds of activity.
May we see God at work in our lives and everywhere around us. Enjoy His creation and celebrate the life He has blessed you with!
See you in the Upper Room. Sunday nights 6 pm
Rick & Sheryl Gudgeon
Read Daniel 3:1 through 4:37; 1 Peter 3:1–22
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander (1 Peter 3:15–16).
It sounds like Peter may have had in mind the four Jewish young men who served in a pagan king’s court. Whether refusing to bow to an idol or interpreting dreams, Daniel and his friends were always courteous even while living openly for the one true God. Nebuchadnezzar could give them Babylonian names and positions, but they remained unswervingly and unashamedly Jewish in thought, speech, and action.
When everyone else was bowing before the king’s idol, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego literally stood out in the crowd.
What do God’s people today do? Do their actions cause others to see their faith and ask why they are different?
Challenge for Today: Think back to your conversations this last week and evaluate whether anyone listening would think you are a Christian.
Quicklook: 1 Peter 3:13–17
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