Sign Me Up - Following Jesus as a Youth Member of Oakland
Our deepest desire for people, is that they would hear the Words of Jesus and the Call of Jesus and respond, "SIGN ME UP." We want people to meet Jesus and sign up as disciples. Following Jesus is an awesome adventure, but life is complex, and sometimes trying to figure out who Jesus is, why he is important, and how should I follow him as a teenager is difficult. So this Fall, on Sunday Nights, Pastor Andrew will host the PYC to discuss Jesus, Christianity, and Church from the Youth perspective. If you've never joined Oakland and/or been baptized, this will serve as "confirmation" class.
In this sermon we discuss the lost treasures of the spiritual disciplines, especially alms, prayer, and fasting. Jesus assumed we would do these things, and we see in Acts 15, that when the church at Antioch did this things, God gave them a mission and a willingness that changed the world. We fast and pray because we want God to use Oakland like he used Antioch, to start a missionary movement that rocks the world and spreads the gospel to people not yet aware of Jesus' love and saving death.