So what happens now? You (College Park Youth) have just gone through a pretty substantial transformation. You now have an identity, substance, a place where you can choose to belong. Battlecry is about going on deeper level, spiritually. It is understanding the compassion that Christ had for anyone he met, and translating that into today's society. BE THE EXAMPLE, BE THE VOICE FOR CHANGE. Battlecry is about standing up and saying, "I am a child of God." It is about standing up for the weak, the broken and those suffering. A smile, a handshake, a hug. Reaching out through the virtue of love and saying, "Christ loves you," and not be fearful of the persecution the world has brought against us.
The truth of the matter is that this world is dead and dying. God planned it this way. He is preparing for the next world, and we should be to. We stay so caught up in the latest social topics, that we forget to be what we are called to be - Followers of Christ. In the next several weeks I hope that you guys are ready, because we are going to be diving into the Gospel of Christ. You will be challenged to change your current outlook on society and people around you.
This blog will serve the purpose of connecting the dots between biblical scripture and the issues that teens face today. For now, be loving, be kind, and most of all, be an example of grace.