Re:Verse passage – Romans 8:15-17, Ephesians 5:22-32 (day seven)

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”  Ephesians 8:15

If you have seen the banners around church recently, you know that Monday begins Impact Youth Camp. If you have seen those banners you have seen our image for this year features a lion with the word FEARLESS in the middle.

There is a subliminal message in that image. It is easy to allow the spirit of fear to burden our hearts and minds, but as the Lord (Lion of Judah) adopts us into Hs family, He removes that fear. In its place, He instills in us a spirit of “power and love and discipline” (2 Tim 1:7).  Would you please pray for our students this week? Pray that they would be released from their burdens of slavery. Pray that they are equipped to share their faith without fear. Pray that they are emboldened to reach their friends and loved ones with the Gospel. Pray for those who will cry out “Abba! Father!” for the very first time! Pray that our students realize how much Better we are Together! 

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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