OMG Jman tha Bomb!

The New Testament is filled with letters sent to encourage new believers and missional communities in following Jesus. Some are to cities and some are to individuals. I asked the youth in The Firm (grades 6-8) if they write letters any more and they all said, yes, but mostly it was because they were assigned to write letters in their language arts classes. We’ve been walking through the Bible this year and last week we were looking at some of those letters in the N.T. I challenged them to write a text message or a letter to share the Good News or encourage someone in their faith. We had a lot of fun with it. Here are some examples of their work.

OMG Tha Jman...He’s tha bomb!
** I <3 Jesus **
Jennah

(the following is an instant message exchange)
Krunchy Banini: Yo!
Super Strawberries: What’s up?
KB: Like, dud, like totally, like I want to like, tell you about this awesome dude.
SS: LOL. Tell me.
KB: His name’s Jesus.
SS. Like homeboy, like dud, like isn’t that the dude who, like, was crucified or somethin like that?
KB: Yep. He saved us!
SS: Like, dude, like, that’s CRAZY, man! How’d do dat?
KB: Like, he died to save us!
SS: Cool
KB: Yo, so like, he was like, God’s ons, so like, yeah.
SS: Yo, that’s sweet…
KB: So, like HONOR him!
SS: O.K.
KB: So when’s that underwater hockey game?
Alex

Have you prayed lately? Why don’t you do it now. You would feel much better and you would be forgiven. So pray.
Jay

BTW, did U hear about Jesus? He B amazing. LOL, anyway get to church!
Bye,
Jessica

JC is the Boss! Float with him!

Hey homey. What’s up? Jesus is the bomb and a stud. But U should know that by now. GTG church. Nich ps, it’s fun.

Hey – Come celebrate Jesus. He loves you and believes in you. He is waiting for your praise. – Brad +

Dear Mom, you should come and follow with me in the learning of Jesus. He is one of the most amazing man I have ever heard about. All the miracles he has preformed. I think he is the most inspiring man ever. Did you know he died for our sins and made a blind man see. He is the son of the Holy Spirit, God. I hope you will join in worshiping God and join me in the Kingdom of heaven.
Ty

“So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (The Msg)
Consider how you might write a note, message or encouraging letter to someone with the Good News of God’s love, mercy and grace.

Vikki

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