NSW Youth Focus Meeting – August 2014

NSW Youth Focus Meeting – August 2014

2 August 2014

How quickly do the months pass by!  Once again we were invited to hold our Youth Focus Meeting at Br Danko and Sr Rosetta Ilic’s home.  After the closing of Sabbath, Br Matthias proceeded with some Bible trivia questions until the rest of the youth arrived.

Due to the importance of the Sabbath, and having it as one of the main pillars of our faith, we decided to have an activity where the youth could research this subject further for themselves.  We encouraged them to find Bible verses that would support the keeping of the seventh day Sabbath.  Each participated in a group exercise from the Bible.   Sister Lidia Voncina divided those who were present into groups of three, and each group was asked to find three specific Bible verses to prove that the Sabbath is still to be observed today.  Here are some of the references that were shared:

  • Exodus 20:8-11, Hebrews 13:8, Matthew 5:18
  • Luke 24:1, Mark 2:27-28, Isaiah 58:13-14
  • Hebrews 4:4, Luke 23:56, Nehemiah 13:15-22
  • Genesis 2:2-3, Matthew 12:8, Ezekiel 20:12, 20
  • Luke 4:16, Matthew 15:9, Mark 15:40-42

The Sabbath is a memorial of Creation; it is also the seal of the living God on which each will be tested on prior to Christ’s Second Coming.  The fourth commandment is the only commandment that contains the name of the Lawgiver, His title and His dominion.  Our understanding of the Sabbath truth and the way we keep it will determine whether or not we will receive the seal of God.

It was then time for information on the upcoming events: NSW Youth day outing, which will be a bike riding day at Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park; and the long-weekend camp, 3-6 October at Abercrombie Caves.

Dinner is always welcomed, and hot winter soups with garlic bread were just what each one needed after a long and cold day.  To finish our meal we were treated to some of Rosetta’s homemade pancakes with fillings provided by the youth.

We all had a wonderful time as we socialised for the rest of the evening.  Thank you once again, Ilic family, for your hospitality!

May God help the youth to be faithful along life’s Christian journey.

~ NSW Youth Department Leaders