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Encouraged. A Study of 1 Peter
For the next two Sundays we are going to unpack 1 Peter 4. Remember, Peter is writing to a people who are suffering persecution. In chapter four he speaks directly to the subject of pain and suffering. This is one of the most difficult questions in life. Why pain and suffering? C.S. Lewis states the question this way; “If God were good, He would wish to make His creatures perfectly happy, and if God were almighty He would be able to do what He wished. But the creatures are not happy. Therefore God lacks either goodness, or power, or both.This is the problem of pain, in its simplest form.” For the next two weeks, read chapter four every day. Read in different translations. Plan to be encouraged and strengthened as we worship and study together.
Briarcliff Students Camp Revolution
June 18th-22nd | John Brown University | Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Camp Revolution is a week-long experience for Junior High and High school students that you don’t want your student to miss! BC Students will spend the week on the campus of John Brown University, located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. JBU has new and updated dormitories and great rec fields. There’s a recreation center with an indoor pool, basketball, racquetball, wallyball and more. Each day will be packed with challenging Squad times, great worship, interactive Late Night events and loads of free time.
The cost will be $200 per student. Please go to the Briarcliff Students page here to download the required forms that will need to be filled out and returned to Nathan Le Blanc @ or returned in person.
You can click here to register and pay for camp.
Personal Discipleship Plan (PDP)
It is exciting to see how many of you have gone on line and completed the Personal Discipleship Plan inventory. As Christians committed to pursuing discipleship, our desire should be to intentionally grow together as disciples (students) of Jesus Christ. To better determine how to grow, we must first be honest about our current reality. We must ask the questions, "What type of disciple am I today?" and "How can I grow as a disciple?" The PDP will help identify areas of strength and growth and give direction in setting life-changing goals. If you have not completed the PDP, take the next step.
Operation Christmas Child
Briarcliff Church has the privilege of packing 1,400 boxes for our Operation Christmas Child. This is a great opportunity to share the Gospel with children around the world. Please save the date Saturday, October 13, 2018 for the packing party. Here are other ways to participate.
Please begin bring in t-shirts that will be converted to jump ropes for the boxes. If you would like to join the team making jump ropes, please click here.
Collection of items to fill 1,400 boxes include the following:
May– toothbrushes, washcloths, solid-colored shirts (Youth size S, M, L,)
June– balls, matchbox cars, small toys
July/August– School Supplies (pencils, erasers, pens, paper, scissors)
Pray that God will begin working in the life of each child receiving a shoe box and that we will have an abundance of items needed to pack the 1400 boxes.