Greatness Is In Serving
One of the sentiments many of you share during LOG Weekends is that you feel insignificant and unworthy, that somehow you’re not good enough or don’t quite measure up, and your life lacks a sense of purpose, even to the extent of questioning your existence in this world. It’s heartbreaking to hear this of course, especially from such amazing and incredible young people.
It brings to mind the scripture passage in the N/T book of Mark 10: 35-45, entitled “Greatness Is Serving.” To summarize, two of Jesus’ disciples were essentially arguing over which of them was the “greatest.” So Jesus called them and the rest of the disciples together, and explained the following:
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom to many”
At first glance it may appear that the problem with the two disciples is the opposite of what many of you are feeling, that is, arrogance instead of unworthiness. Yet it actually does apply. The point is that according to Jesus’ definition, to qualify for greatness one must be a servant. Therefore, by Jesus’ standard and my humble observation, no one qualifies for greatness more than the young people of LOG! The countless and extraordinary examples of servanthood and selflessness during each weekend are astounding.
This should dispel any notion in your mind that you are insignificant or that you lack direction or a purpose in this life. The Bible states clearly that our calling, (Purpose and direction) in life is to serve God and to serve others. The truth is that all of us fall into the trap at times of wanting to measure up and be great in the physical world. And yet the world’s standards are not what we should aspire to in the spiritual world and in heaven.
A great scripture verse to keep in mind is Colossians 3:2 “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” My prayer is that all of you will realize how great you are and receive your gift of greatness in Christ. I have met some of the greatest and most Godly people at LOG, of any age or life experience. I feel that when I’m with you I am in the presence of greatness.
This Coming Saturday, Agape for LOG #92
et up begins at 6:45pm / Agape begins at 8:00pm
Come help us surround the new participants with the love of God. I know it’s a 45 minute drive, but work out a carpool and come share the Agape love. Note the time is earlier than a regular LOG.
Alumni Sing Through the Songbook Night
Wednesday evening, June28, 2017
7-9pm at Firehouse campus of Clay Church
Here’s a chance to catch up with friends from your LOG years and remember how much fun it was to sing together. Bring your instruments if you wish.
This event is for LOG alums only!
Blaze Pizza Hang-out Night
Tuesday evening, July 11, 2017
5-8pm at Blaze Pizza at Eddy Street Commons
Catch up with your friends! Bring some new friends to meet some older friends!
And bring some money – MYM gets 20% back of whatever you spend.
20 Year Alumni Reunion
Saturday, July 22, 2017
11:00am – 1:30pm at Battell Park in Mishawaka
Spend the afternoon catching up with old friends as we celebrate 20 years of LOG in Michiana!
Lunch & childcare will be provided.
This event is intended for alumni 25 years old and older. Significant others & children are welcome to attend with you.
The Next Step: L•4•G #20
July 28-30, 2017 (note change of date)
L•4•G is the next step beyond a LOG weekend.
Saturday’s focus is on growing in your Love•4•God. We experience God’s love for us in our LOG weekends. L•4•G is when we try to learn how to love God back – through prayer, quiet times, Bible study etc. This year, our leaders will be our very own McKevor (McKenna & Trevor Killion).
Sunday’s focus is on putting our love into action as we learn to Lead•4•God in our homes, schools, clubs, churches and friend groups. This year’s leader will be Katie Mulligan who attended LOG #1 in California and until just recently led LOG in New Jersey.
PS from Terry – if you are currently a high school junior, take this piece of advice. The things we learn and experience during L•4•G are not just important life lessons. These are good tools for anyone who has hopes of serving as a CoLeader during their senior year. Just saying …
Important dates – mark your calendars:
– June 23-25 – – LOG #92 at Bashor Home
– June 28 – – Alumni Sing Through the Songbook Night
– June 29 – July 2 – – SOS at Bethel College
– July 11 – – Blaze Pizza Hangout
– July 22 – – 20 Year LOG Reunion
– July 28-30 – – The Next Step: L•4•G #20 (please note change of date)
Check out the LOG Photo Page for photos from recent LOG team meetings.
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