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Being a Godly Girl in Today's World

Don’t Forget! June 27, 2012

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SWITCH Olympics is TONIGHT!
Pick a color, grab your team, and come out for some crazy competitions!

Missions

The deadline to sign up for the Tullahoma Mission Trip (July 18-22) is this Sunday, July 1! Sign up online here.

 

Radiant May 16, 2012

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“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
(Psalm 34:4-5)

What has God done for you recently that made you radiant with joy?

 

Modest is Hottest Photos

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Thanks to all our models!

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When Life Turns Out Wrong May 9, 2012

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cracked glass

It’s easy enough to praise God when things are going our way. His hand is obvious, our needs and/or wants are met, and we are satisfied with what He’s doing. We say God is good because we like the way things have turned out.

But what about when things don’t turn out the way we want? Are we as quick to praise Him when things don’t get better? Or when they go completely wrong? Are you content when God allows things in your life that don’t make you happy? Is He still good when hard things happen?

Check out the story of Larissa and Ian Murphy. To many, it would seem that God had allowed all their good plans to turn out wrong. But they don’t look at it that way. Even in a situation filled with disappointment and sorrow, they continue to not only believe God but also praise Him.

Their story reminds me of a Kutless song:

"When my life is not what I expected
The plans I made have failed
When there's nothing left to steal me away
Will You be enough for me?
Will my broken heart still sing?"

So what about you? Do you trust God this much – to praise Him even when He takes away your dreams? Is He – and just He – enough for you?

What God does in your life is not about you. It’s about Him. He uses the things that happen to you to point people to Him. Sometimes, those are happy things. Somethings, they’re not. But in all things, we can hope and believe that He is working toward a good end (Romans 8:28).

So praise Him in the good times, and I do pray that they will be many for you. But don’t forget that He is also at work in the hard times. His will for you is to glorify Him in all things; make that your purpose as well. He will always be enough for you, if you will let Him be.

 

Sign Up! April 18, 2012

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Modest is Hottest is this Friday night! If you haven’t signed up yet, do it today! This event is totally free and includes dinner and dessert.  Open to all 7th-12th grade girls.

Also, don’t forget about the Hottest Modest Outfit contest – enter an outfit put together by you and you could win a $40 Target gift card! Get more details here.

If you would like to help out with this event, email tracey@bartlettbaptist.org.

 

Hottest Modest Outfit Contest April 11, 2012

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cute outfit

Do you have what it takes to make an awesome outfit? We want to see!

As a prelude to our Modest is Hottest Fashion show, we’re having a Hottest Modest Outfit contest. We want you to put together your best-looking outfit and share it with us! Just post a pic of your outfit to our Facebook page, including your name somewhere, and attend the Fashion Show on April 20 to find out who the finalists are. We’ll let you vote on the top 3 to determine the winner.

The winner’s going to get a pretty sweet prize, so don’t skip out on this contest. Show us your best!

Contest begins April 15 and ends April 19. All submissions must be in by April 19 at 11:59 p.m. Top 3 outfits will be chosen by Switch staff. Voting on top 3 will take place April 20 at the Modest is Hottest Fashion Show. Must be present to win.

Questions? Ask them in the comments or email tracey@bartlettbaptist.org.

 

Easter Approaches April 3, 2012

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empty tomb

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Cor. 15:17-19)

Joy and celebration. Excitement. Anticipation. Closeness. Love for all men. Kindness. Hope and peace and happiness. These are the emotions that characterize one of our very favorite holidays – Christmas.

Christmas is different from most other holidays. It’s more than just one day; it has its own season, which begins earlier and earlier every year. More so than any other event, it inspires people to love others, give generously, and care for the less fortunate. Christmas is the biggest recognized celebration we have. And there is much to be celebrated in Christmas for we who follow Christ – we remember His birth, the fulfillment of so many prophecies. The promised Savior finally coming to earth. We celebrate the miracle of His arrival, the divine provision for His survival, and the scene being set for future revival.

We love Christmas and all it represents. After all, it’s been called the most wonderful time of the year. And it is a wonderful time. But is it the most wonderful? For Christians, is the birth of Christ really the most amazing thing that God has done for us?

Paul didn’t think so. In 1 Corinthians 15, he is reminding the Corinthian believers that the end of Christ’s earthly life, not the beginning, is the most significant. Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection is the clincher. Jesus came to earth in a highly unusual, even miraculous, way, but He left it in even grander fashion.

Paul tells the Corinthians that the resurrection is key. Some among their number had stopped believing in it, and Paul warned them that without the resurrection, faith in Christ would mean nothing. It is His resurrection that defeated sin and death. It is His resurrection that confirmed Him as the Savior. It is His resurrection that gives us hope for salvation.

Compared to Christmas, Easter seems to be such a meager holiday. It’s only one day. It mostly consists of going to church and then hanging out with family. We dress it up with eggs and bunnies and baskets, but it’s still no Christmas.

But for we who believe, Easter should be the real celebration. Easter points to our real reason for joy – the resurrection of Christ. Because if He had stayed in the tomb, Christmas would be pointless. The birth of Christ did not accomplish our salvation; the resurrection did. Of all we have in life to celebrate, the resurrection is the most powerful.

So don’t treat this Easter like just another fun holiday. Remember what’s behind it. Remember what it was like to be lost and dying in sin, and how it felt to be set free from that death sentence. Remember your Savior, and how His resurrection is the reason for your hope. And let your joy shine before all, so that they will know that Easter is the real celebration.

*Visit our Events page for info on upcoming Easter-related events.

 

 
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