Sunday, May 4, 2008

Young Adults

a Biblical thought...
It's news I'm most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God's powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God's way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: "The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives." (Romans 1:16-17)

a Book thought...
Real Leaders challenge people. They do not control them. True leaders set people free. (p66 Funky Business Forever)
a Dave thought...
Last evening a group of us ventured down to Noble Park Cafe Salvo for an Eastern Vic young adults night. With all the essential elements present it was a really good night. There was coffee & cake, live music with Mezz Coleman, & some discussion with Danielle Strickland around human trafficking. As Danielle asked us to consider how we are involved with promoting God's kingdom in the world today she challenged us to get involved with the fight against human slavery. She introduced us to a short segment from a BBC documentary interviewing past slaves from an Ivory Coast cocoa farm. This was disturbing as the slave suggested to us to start seeing eating chocolate as ''eating my flesh'', so harsh was his treatment and punishment working for nothing and getting beaten for so many years as a farmer. The challenge is there for us to start getting involved in Kingdom business by fighting against this oppressive treatment of slaves, and we can make a start by simply buying fairtrade chocolate & writing letters to the manufacturers.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Benny said...

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Keep up the good work.