We looked at Acts 1:9-14 to think about what do we do now as a youth ministry:
1) Stop Looking to the Past
While we must celebrate yesterday's victories, we cannot allow them to cloud our vision of the future. The disciples had experienced an incredible season of life as they had spent time with Jesus and witnessed His death and resurrection. They witnessed His ascension into heaven and two men asked why they are still looking into the sky. They couldn't just stand there looking in the sky but had to move on into what lies ahead.
2) We Must Be United Together
Verse 14 tells us that they were constantly united together in prayer. They had developed a habit of praying together. They were together with the common purpose of pursuing Christ. This meant they had to lay aside their differences in order to be united.
We closed with a time of prayer where I challenged the students to search their hearts to see where they needed to be obedient in this. After a time of prayer we closed with a song of reflection "Set A Fire" (United Pursuit).