We made it! Our team has arrived in NOLA and we are full of anticipation and excitement for the week ahead!
Sunday morning we gathered in the sanctuary and were commissioned with prayer in the 8:00am worship service at FBCO…such a special time seeing generations pray over our students and leaders. Despite the city wide power outage, having our church family pray for us and with us was a powerful moment for our students.
After a full day of travel, we were able to unload and get settled in the (tiny) dorm rooms at New Orleans Theological Baptist Seminary. We had an opening session of worship after dinner, and our campus pastor, Brandon, challenged us with Colossians 1 – reminding us how alive the Gospel is.
Even though the forecast calls for 80% chance of rain on Monday, we are prepared to be flexible and have good attitudes no matter what the weather is!
Stay tuned for daily recap videos and blog posts throughout this week. Don’t forget to send a team member a note of encouragement through fbcostudents.com/nola. Getting mail is always a highlight for students. (Feel free to send more than one!!)
We are currently revamping our whole website to get ready for summer. Check out fbcostudents.com in the coming weeks for access to our new and improved site. If you have any questions about our Student Ministry please contact Taylor McQueen at email@example.com.
We’re excited to kickoff the new year reading through scripture this year! If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late to join us. We’re using the One Year Bible plan on the YouVersion app. Link: bible.com/r/y
This week we’ve been in Genesis, Matthew, Psalms, and Proverbs. It’s a good reminder that as the story of scripture begins in the OT book of Genesis, it is all one big story leading up to the coming of our Savior in Matthew.
Scripture is living and active and applicable to your life! Jump in with us and follow along so that you can grow in your faith!
This is “good news of great joy” indeed. This is our hope! Hope that’s strong enough to build our lives upon and gentle enough to make us weep. I am reminded that in the same way Jesus came for mankind then, He comes to us now. In our brokenness, sin and defeat, Jesus comes in and gives us Himself. All we do is let Him be Himself with us. These 14 verses in Luke are the reason for our celebration this Christmas season and always! Just think about His humility, and how scandalous this is – He comes down among us, in our brokenness, and makes us whole. What grace! Colossians goes on to break this down a little more…what hits me when I read this is Jesus’ preeminence. Everything begins and ends with Jesus: Creation, the Church, reconciliation, and our entire lives. Praying that we receive Jesus in a new way this Christmas season.