This week at WNW we wrapped up the After Camp study following MFUGE. After a time of food and fellowship I showed a funny video a friend of mine made for his church that shows how miscommunication can escalate to a negative situation quickly. We then plead several rounds of "Which One is Different?" I would show a grid of 9 pictures that all look identical but one of them was slightly different. Some of them were fairly obvious while others were harder. The final group of pictures I showed was blatantly obvious as something completely out of place was in it. We then discussed how this applies to our spiritual lives. As Christians we often blend into our surroundings, but we should not blend into the world so easily. The way we live our lives should look differently. Not to draw attention to ourselves, but to point others to Jesus.
We then read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 and discussed the following:
-What does Paul mean we are a new creation?
-How do you become a new creation?
-What does it look like to be a new creation?
-What does reconciliation mean?
-What makes us an ambassador?
Then we read Colossians 3:1-11 and discussed the following:
-What does it mean to set our minds on things above?
-If we are a new creation, why do we have to do this?
In closing to make application of all we had discussed, I handed everyone a slip of paper to put in their Bible to focus on later that night and keep to consider daily the following:
-MIND: How will you set your mind on what is above and focus your thoughts on Christ today/this week?
-MOUTH: How will you speak differently than the world, honoring Christ with your words?
-FEET: How will you use your feet to be an ambassador for Christ today/this week, representing Him well wherever you go?