Drogheda Youth Weekend

Last weekend we were able to help with the Drogheda church's youth weekend. It was great to be able to be involved. I (Stephen) was able to speak three times and lead the music. We were even able to stay Monday and celebrate Alisa's birthday with friends at one of our favorite restaurants.
At the Eastern Seaboard restaraunt
 for Alisa's Birthday

Speaking to the youth.

The theme for the weekend was "Sola." In latin it means "alone" or "solely." We looked at Luke's gospel, specifically chapter 5 and the story of Jesus healing the paralytic. Each talk focused on one point we could take from this passage. The first talk focused on how Christ made very exclusive claims to be God. We talked about how Jesus is the only way to God and so the talk was titled "Solus Christus" or "Christ Alone." The second talk was called "Sola Fide." This means "Faith Alone" and so we talked about how Jesus responded to the faith of the man's friends and healed him. Jesus wants us to have faith in him. The last talk was called "Sola Gratia" or "Grace Alone." In this last talk we discussed the calling of Levi at the end of Luke 5 and how it shows us that there is no standard of good that will get us to heaven. It is only by the grace of Jesus that we will get there. In other words as Andy Stanley puts it, "Good people don't get to heaven, forgiven ones do."

When it came time to sing songs we had three songs we sang for the weekend. The kids seemed to enjoy the tunes.

We did a song by worship band Citizens and Saints called "The Mighty Hand of God"

We also did a song by the band Ghost Ship called "The Gospel."

Lastly, we did a song by Citizens and Saints called "Jesus!".

It is always great to be able to get back to the church in Drogheda. We enjoyed our time there and hope the kids were able to gain something from our discussions about Jesus. Please pray that the Holy Spirit would be at work amongst the youth in Drogheda.