GRIP- December 22nd

Post date: Dec 24, 2012 1:53:40 PM

Attendance: 15

Message: Luke 2:10

Theme: Get a GRIP on Christmas

This time of year has many different color of lights and decorations, but Saturday, December 22nd was filled with a sea of Red as they made a huge comeback in our intense competitions!  Following a heated. explosive battle of break em, the point values are:

Blue Team- 88,400 points

Red Team- 85,000 points

GRIP's devotion came from the book of Luke.  The group discussed all the knowledge of the true meaning of Christmas.  Collecting all the essentials such as Mary, Joseph, The Wise-men, Bethlehem, Jesus born in a manger, etc. we then dissected the words of the angel within the Christmas Story.  The angel appeared and said, "Do not be afraid."  Fear is a very powerful device used to run many people's lives.  The acronym for FEAR is False Expectations Appearing Real.  Many times when we are afraid or have fear, our minds travel into areas never intended for our reality and pulls us off our path of following God through FAITH.  The acronym for FAITH is For Always I Trust Him.  Placing our faith in God, we are able to trust he has our best intentions and plan in store for each of us.  As the angel further instructs, good news is coming that carries great joy.  In order for anyone to achieve true joy in their life, they must first have Jesus, secondly focus upon Others, and lastly worry about Yourself.  Another acronym for everyone, JOY- Jesus, Others, Yourself! This good news traveling with great joy is not limited to anyone based on age, race, gender, etc.  It is offered for EVERYONE!!!!  The true meaning of Christmas, Christ is born!  The kids of GRIP were challenged to find and feel the true meaning of Christmas this season.  Accepting the challenge offers a chance for each of them to change their world.  Having the true meaning of Christmas and filling their hearts, lives, and souls with JOY leaves an everlasting impact on the people we interact throughout our days.  From Play Ball Sports Academy, Coaches, and myself, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May God's richest blessing be with you and your family during this special time of year. 

COMING SOON:     GRIP     January 5, 2013     6-:730pm