Impact begins at 7 pm in the Student Ministries Center (3rd floor of the Church). We have separate Middle School (6th-8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grade). Both include engaging messages, fun games, and small group discussions. The whole night is designed to help students grow in their understanding of who God is and what He has done.
Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
James: Faith in Action
"What good is it my brothers if someone says they have faith, but do not have works? Can such faith save him?"
In the month of November, we will be taking a break from the life of Abram, and looking at faith in action from the book of James. Throughout the month we will deal with temptation, showing favoritism, guarding our speech, and finding the cause of our fights.
Works don't save us. James highlights that they do show what we believe. How we live reveals what we are placing our faith in. "As the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead."
High School (9th-12th Grade)
Son of David, Son of God: The Gospel of Matthew
Matthew's biography of Jesus refers to our Lord as Son of David more than all the other New Testament books put together. When Matthew looked at Jesus, he saw the fulfillment of the promises that one of David's sons would reign forever. Jesus is the one who is descended from David, but also greater than David. Though David fell to sin, Jesus remained (and remains!) perfectly sinless. Though David ruled a temporary, limited kingdom, Jesus will reign over an eternal, universal kingdom. Though David succumbed to death, Jesus triumphed over sin, death, and the devil, rising again to everlasting life. Yet Jesus baffled the people, and all through Matthew's account they wonder, "Who is this?" Jesus was not the Son of David they expected. One answer surfaces repeatedly. Jesus is not only the Son of David; he is also the Son of God (Matthew 14:33 and 27:54). He is not only fully human; he is also fully divine. And his mission is far bigger than the people expected. Our God came to save us. As we approach Easter, we will spend our Wednesday nights in Matthew 19-28.