Weekend Teaching Series: You Own the Weekend: Tesoro HS (series finale, week 5 of 5)
Sermon in a Sentence: We all have sorrow, pain but God turns it into joy and hope.
Service Length: 66 minutes
Understandable Message: Tesoro High School juniors Chad and Ryan spoke this weekend with a great video testimony from Gabby in the middle. They did an incredible job teaching about how pain is universal but through the love and power of Christ was can be filled with hope and joy. They team-taught through 3 stories of the Bible – the healing of the blind man, the woman at the well and Peter denying Jesus. Both speakers also referenced the Canis Majoris star (Latin translation meaning Big Dog) and how God is infinitely bigger than all of us and His ways are far beyond ours. Really challenging talks from incredibly articulate and passionate students.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: This weekend they brought in the band Shoot Up the Cat (a local band made up of Tesoro students) and played a couple of great videos as well. You can see their Hot Rod promo video here and the No services for Easter video here. They also had a ton of greeters, lots of great decorations and overall a lot of fun!
Music Playlist: Jackie Wants a Black Eye (Shoot Up the Cat cover), You Hold Me Now, Amazing Grace, It Is Well, Your Love Never Fails
Favorite Moment: I love the sheer number of students involved – it is one of the my favorite things we do all year – students who normally sit now serve. The decorations team, the T-shirts, banner, greeters, band – so much of is was so good this week and for the whole series. So proud of our students!
Up next: OFF (Easter weekend, everyone goes to big church)