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In many Bible stories, a person’s name means something. For example, Joshua means “God Saves.”
What does your name mean to you?
This year the youth of our Conference Council on Youth Ministries will be exploring what it means to be called a child of God. Their theme for the year is “Hello, my name is…I am a child of God.” This theme will be the focus of worship and workshop sessions at all three CCYM events planned for November, and April. At our Training Camp held in June at Camp Asbury, the youth and adults present took some time to reflect on this concept. Here are a couple of their reflections:
By Britt Bell
Hello, my name is Britt,
I'm a sinner...
...and I am a child of God.
" But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Often times we think that we have messed up bad, that there is no way we can possibly be forgiven. Which is in some ways true. We tend to shun God when we don't deserve his forgiveness. However, our Father, our Lord, our God is forgiving. He is loving. He is ever present and all knowing. You may think God doesn't notice you, but He does. No matter how small of an act He notices it; no matter how bad He will forgive you.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9
Hello, my name is Britt, I'm forgiven...
...and I am a child of God
by Emily Parisi
Hello, my name is... I am a child of God. Some are lost, broken, torn, scared, worried, insecure, or falling apart. Others are strong, brave, confident, successful, willing, and put together. But one thing we all have in common, we are all children of God. God created you, to be you. You are a beautiful person and have all the potential in the world to be who you were created to be. You were given gifts, go out in the world and find them, put them to work. As children of God we have to empower ourselves and each other to be who we are called to be. Hello, my name is... I am a child of God, and I'm ready to show the world.