WAKE-UP INITIATIVE

Rediscovering A Passion for God and the Bible

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirst for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”- Psalm 63:1

Can you truly say this?

Can you read these words and honestly say that they represent your true feelings about your desire to

know God?

Dear NextGen Families,

You no doubt agree that the Bible is essential to our lives as Christ-followers. After all, it’s God’s primary plan to make Himself known to us, His children. But the problem is that study after study shows us that most Christians live their lives largely separated from the Bible. And so they live each day with the intent of being godly but are detached from the main way God gave us to pursue godliness. Does this resonate with you and/or anyone else in your home?

 

But what if the problem isn’t necessarily that some people lack the desire but that instead, they lack the know-how? What if Christians WANT to engage with God in the Bible, but no one has ever shown them the way? I would have to agree that many students (and possibly parents) would find themselves in this predicament, wouldn’t you? I know that I would appreciate an opportunity to increase my desire to be more intimately connected to Scripture and to make my time with God more meaningful. I’d say, “Yes, please!

 

This is exactly why I’m introducing a plan to our NextGen families in which entire families can participate. Wake Up: Rediscovering A Passion for God and the Bible is a 31-day devotional experience designed to unlock the Bible for Christ-followers. Every day in Wake Up teaches you a different way of meeting with God in the Bible. Some feed your head. Some feed your heart. Some lead you to reflect. Some lead you to act. But every moment is designed to help you rediscover your joy for God and for meeting Him in His Word.

 

When will this journey begin? Well, I am inviting all NextGen parents and teens (and any other age group that’s interested) to meet with me in Cottage B on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM. Don’t worry about getting dinner before you arrive. I’ll have plenty of pizza, chips, and drinks on hand to feed your appetite as you can sit back, relax, and hear about how this will all play out, both at home and at church.

 

If you would like to learn more, please read the following page. The actual reading journey begins at home on Friday, May 1 and will end on Sun, May 31. In between, we will have small group lessons for students that focus on one daily reading each Wednesday in May at EntryPoint in the Student Center from 6:30-8:30 PM. It is my desire that every teen make a commitment to spend these upcoming 31 days on this journey with me and that by the end of the journey, more and more of our students (and families) will be well on their way to a lifetime journey as we, the disciples of Jesus, continue to make God’s Word the centerpiece of our lives for the glory of God. Amen!

 

Parents and students, I hope to see you in Cottage B on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 PM as I kick-off this special journey of rediscovering a passion for God and the Bible. Come hungry!

Kevin Corey
NextGen Pastor
Calvary Road Baptist Church

WAKE UP: REDISCOVERING A PASSION FOR GOD AND THE BIBLE

[STUDENT EDITION]

$9.00 EA.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE BY CLICKING HERE.

WAKE UP: REDISCOVERING A PASSION FOR GOD AND THE BIBLE

[ADULT EDITION]

$11.00 EA.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE BY CLICKING HERE.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JUMP ON BOARD OUR 31-DAY JOURNEY:

  1. Decide on how many books you would like to purchase for your family (choose from the Student Edition [appropriate for 6th-12th Graders] or the Adult Edition [18+].
  2. RSVP in one of three ways:
    1. Yes, I’m coming to the Kick-off and want to buy books.
    2. No, I’m not coming to the Kick-off but want to buy books.
    3. No, I’m not coming to the Kick-off and do not want to buy books.
  3. If you’re coming to the Kick-off, put the friendly “Save the Date” postcard on your refrigerator or someplace in sight so you won’t forget. (Relax…I’ll help you remember.)
  4. Come to the Kick-off on Wed, Apr 29 to eat, hear the plan, and receive your books.
  5. Read your devotional books and suggested Bible passages every day for 31 days.
  6. Students, come to EntryPoint every Wednesday in May to help motivate you and to discuss what you’re reading with others in your group.
  7. Pat yourself on the back on Sun, May 31 and continue your journey in God’s Word every day!
Questions? Ask Pastor Corey at 703-909-4423 or at pastorcorey@crbc.org

STUDENT SCHEDULE

Wed, April 29

Kick-off Meeting @ 6:30 PM in Cottage B (Parents & Students)

Fri, May 1

Day 1, The Names of God, Part 1

Sat, May 2

Day 2, What is Devotional Reading?

Sun, May 3 | The Main Event @9:30A

Day 3, A Different Take on Prayer

Mon, May 4

Day 4, Meditating on Who God Is, Part 1

Tue, May 5

Day 5, Storing Up God’s Word In Your Heart

Wed, May 6 | EntryPoint @6:30P

Day 6, Focusing on the Promises of God, Part 1

Thu, May 7

Day 7, What It Means to Fast

Fri, May 8

Day 8, Learning from the Characters of the Bible, Part 1

Sat, May 9

Day 9, Thinking about God’s Blessings

Sun, May 10 | The Main Event @9:30A

Day 10, Focusing on the Themes of the Bible

Mon, May 11

Day 11, Seeing God’s Word

Tue, May 12

Day 12, Remembering God’s Faithfulness

Wed, May 13 | EntryPoint @6:30P

Day 13, Unlocking Your Creative Side

Thu, May 14

Day 14, What it Means to Fast from Media

Fri, May 15

Day 15, Getting Emotional

Sat, May 16

Day 16, Listening to God’s Word

Sun, May 17 | The Main Event @9:30A

Day 17, Meditating on Who God Is, Part 2

Mon, May 18

Day 18, Hand Writing Scripture

Tue, May 19

Day 19, The Names of God, Part 2

Wed, May 20 | EntryPoint @6:30P

Day 20, Finding Jesus in Prophecy

Thu, May 21

Day 21, Shhh! The Discipline of Silence

Fri, May 22

Day 22, Devotional Reading, Part 2

Sat, May 23

Day 23, Conviction, Confession, Repentance

Sun, May 24 | The Main Event @9:30A

Day 24, Using Your Imagination

Mon, May 25

Day 25, Focusing on the Promises of God, Part 2

Tue, May 26

Day 26, The Doing of God’s Word

Wed, May 27 | EntryPoint @6:30P

Day 27, Learning from the Characters of the Bible, Part 2

Thu, May 28

Day 28, What it Means to Be Expectant

Fri, May 29

Day 29, The Names of God, Part 3

Sat, May 30

Day 30, Engaging with God’s Word through Song

Sun, May 31 | The Main Event @9:30A

Day 31, Praying the Prayers of the Bible

ADULT SCHEDULE

Wed, April 29

Kick-off Meeting @ 6:30 PM in Cottage B (Parents & Students)

Fri, May 1

Day 1, The Names of God, Part 1

Sat, May 2

Day 2, The Art of Devotional Reading, Part 1

Sun, May 3

Day 3, A Different Take on Prayer

Mon, May 4

Day 4, Meditating on Who God Is, Part 1

Tue, May 5

Day 5, Storing Up God’s Word in Your Heart

Wed, May 6

Day 6, Dwelling on the Promises of God, Part 1

Thu, May 7

Day 7, The Discipline of Fasting

Fri, May 8

Day 8, Learning from Characters of the Bible, Part 1

Sat, May 9

Day 9, Reflecting on God’s Blessings

Sun, May 10

Day 10, Focusing on the Themes of the Bible

Mon, May 11

Day 11, God’s Word Visible

Tue, May 12

Day 12, Remembering God’s Faithfulness

Wed, May 13

Day 13, Unlocking the Creative Side of Faith

Thu, May 14

Day 14, The Discipline of Fasting from Media

Fri, May 15

Day 15, Experiencing the Emotions of Faith

Sat, May 16

Day 16, Listening to God’s Word

Sun, May 17

Day 17, Meditating on Who God Is, Part 2

Mon, May 18

Day 18, Hand Writing Scripture

Tue, May 19

Day 19, The Names of God, Part 2

Wed, May 20

Day 20, Finding Jesus in Prophecy

Thu, May 21

Day 21, The Discipline of Silence

Fri, May 22

Day 22, The Art of Devotional Reading, Part 2

Sat, May 23

Day 23, Conviction, Confession, Repentance

Sun, May 24

Day 24, Unlocking the Imaginative Side of Faith

Mon, May 25

Day 25, Dwelling on the Promises of God, Part 2

Tue, May 26

Day 26, The Doing of God’s Word

Wed, May 27

Day 27, Learning from the Characters of the Bible, Part 2

Thu, May 28

Day 28, Practicing Expectancy

Fri, May 29

Day 29, The Names of God, Part 3

Sat, May 30

Day 30, Engaging with God’s Word through Song

Sun, May 31

Day 31, Praying the Prayers of the Bible

SIMPLE TRUTH

If you never read the Bible, you’ll never miss it. But, if you begin to read the Bible, you will develop a hunger for it.

The Benefits of Quiet Time with God

  1. God is honored.
  2. Your trust in God grows.
  3. You get to know God better.
  4. You will become more Christlike.
  5. God will reveal areas in which you need to grow.
  6. Sinful behaviors will be changed.
  7. You will be spiritually recharged.
  8. You will develop your prayer life.
  9. Your life will be transformed.
  10. Your family life will be transformed.
  11. Your worldview will become God-centered and less self-centered.
  12. God rewards those who diligently seek Him.

USE THESE CUTOUTS AS REMINDER CARDS!
SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29!

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