I.Redeems from Sin
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
II.Relieves Our Fears
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
1 john 4:18
III.Reassures Through Danger
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited. We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside the camp.
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
There is nothing quite as contagious as laughter. For this adult icebreaker, the goal is to keep from laughing.
Instruct participants to pair back to back.Count to three and have everyone turn and face their partner.They are to look into each other’s eyes and stay solemn and serious with no speaking.If someone smiles or laughs, they sit down.Those who remain standing find a new partner.The activity continues until there is only one person left – the winner.
Teens are notorious for doing the opposite of what they are told. This funny icebreaker game builds on this premise.
The teens stand in a line and each one places a hand on the back of the person in front of him.The last person in the line says, “Ha, Ha, He, He!”Each person says this in turn for the whole line and the goal is for everyone to repeat the phrase without smiling or laughing – a highly unlikely outcome!
Those who smile or laugh are out and the last teen remaining wins. You can also set up this funny icebreaker as a team game with a timer set and the team with the most members remaining at the end of a set time wins