Tonight we continued the series Set Apart at Fuel, our high school youth group. Josh Sturgeon joined us to share about being set apart and the impact that our lives can have on the people we live around. Josh shared the example about how as Christian in a public high school (Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA) he and his friends decided to join battle of the bands. They created a band, went up against bands that had been together for years and they won by playing songs that praised Jesus. They were set apart, but not separate. Among the world, they lived to glorify Jesus.

I  shared the story of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, young men who were among the elite of their time. They were set apart by the king, Nebuchadnezzar, but they chose to be set apart for the true King, Jesus. We see in their lives an example of how we live in this world, yet we are not of this world.

We are praying that as a group we can offer up our lives to true King, Jesus, sharing our faith with friends and family. 2009 is a year where we expect to see Jesus move, bringing people to come and know him for the first time as well as in a fresh way. Amen.