Other activities that achieve this same goal may also be used. Note to the Team Head: 1. Before the first talk, give a short orientation about the activity. State the importance of having a covenant. What is a covenant?
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Other activities that achieve this same goal may also be used. Note to the Team Head: 1. Before the first talk, give a short orientation about the activity. State the importance of having a covenant.
What is a covenant? It gives us an identity as YFC members. We should be aware that YFC members all over the world is receiving these same teachings, accepting this same covenant. Run down the schedule for the day.
Refer to schedule c. Introduce first speaker. Make sure to connect the talks, stressing the importance of each. Encourage them to do so. May God bless you and the whole service team for accepting this service for the Lord. You will be helping more young adults deepen their commitment to the Lord. I believe that I am special to God. God loves me. He accepts us for who we are. God forgives my sins.
He wants to forgive our sins so we can always be close to Him. We became sons and daughters of God the Father and brothers of Jesus. We are also prince and princesses because we will soon inherit the kingdom of God. Our Response. Since we know that God loves us and that we are special to Him, He has forgiven our sins and we are His children, then the Lord is also special to us. He is so special that it makes us want to love Him more than anything else. Loving God with all our heart means loving the Lord with our whole being.
Loving God means that we should always include God in our decisions, be they big or small. Loving God means being pure in body as well as in spirit. We do this by not disgracing our bodies through the abuse of drugs, drunkenness and immorality. Loving God also entails sacrifice because sometimes, it is hard to give up something for the Lord A bad habit, fasting, being generous with our time, talent and treasure, etc..
It means sacrifice and perseverance. Our souls were created by God, who is also a pure Spirit. There is a longing for our souls to be united with God, to be one with Him.
Participating actively in joyful and reverent worship brings us in the presence of the Lord together with our brothers and sisters. Hearing Mass nourishes our souls. Receiving Holy Communion is receiving Jesus Himself. Going to confession, our souls are washed and polished by Jesus and reunites us with the Father. We should be eager to bring other souls to the Lord by serving actively in YFC activities, Youth Camps or church activities. The mind includes our thoughts, intentions, and learning.
We should practice also thinking about Jesus and the things He has done for us. We should learn about Him and study His teachings to gain wisdom. We must learn how to witness to other people how the Lord is working in our lives III. There will be times when our love for God will be tested. We will experience sufferings, trials and doubts. When we sin, we feel guilty to come back to the Lord. We will experience dryness in prayer as if God is nowhere to be found.
The more we pray to Him in times like these, all the more He will be pleased with us and will reward us. Conclusion God is our Creator and our Father. He cares for us. He wants to see us happy and live fruitful lives. He loves us and He considers us special. Let us love Him will all our heart, soul and mind.
How have I shown my love for God a with all my heart? What more can I do to express my love for God? Choose one concrete example in your life where you can grow in your love for God. Our Role in the Family A. Relating With Our Parents 1. Honor and Respect Ex - only commandment with a promise attached to it.
Show them their importance to us e. Attitude of gratitude: Express our appreciation. Obedience Eph a. Accept correction Prov.
We respect our parents primarily because they are our parents. Expressing to them their importance to us and appreciating them. Respecting and listening to what they have to say-even if they are younger. Finding opportunities to share a. Resources- sharing our talents C. Being Instruments of Healing 1. Loving - Mt. Our closest neighbors are our families. Type of love - 1 Cor. Witnessing a. Be forgiving, patient and loving towards your brothers and sisters.
Initiate healing - find ways to reconcile differences within the family. Praying and interceding for family members 4. Serving God with our family whenever possible especially for children of CFC members.
Conclusion There is an attack on the family. What area in my relationship with my parents can I grow in? What area in my relationship with my brothers and sisters can I grow in? If there is one thing I could do to be an instrument of healing tomy family, what would that be? Blood relations are often the strongest type of relationships. The blood that unites us is greater than any of these— the blood of Jesus Christ Jn.
Because we are a family, we should relate to one another in ways a family should. Characteristics of Family-type Relationships A. Commitment 1. Consistency in our relationships- being committed whether we feel like it or not e. Unity Ps. Avoid being exclusive. Go beyond your chapter, sector, and area 2. Go out of your way to get to know all brothers and sisters. Loyalty a. Loyalty means correcting a brother or sister c. Love Love should always be part of our relationship as brothers and sisters.
We love by showing honor and respect—giving importance Rom e. Jn 3. Service Like any family, love and loyalty is expressed through service. Fear of Rejection - We should draw our confidence from knowing that the King of Kings has accepted and loved us as we are. Pride - Take on the attitude mentioned in Phil. Cliquishness 1. Let us avoid sticking just with those we are comfortable with because it causes division.
Yfc Covenant Orientation (2009 Edition)
Refer to schedule c. God has placed us where we are, according to His purposes, so that we can use their circumstances that surround us to be witnesses for Him. The Covenant of a Youth for Christ Member 1. We love by showing honor and respect—giving importance Rom To our brothers and sisters in the family: Introduction There are two things that we should realize about the family: Loving, Honoring, and Serving Brothers and Sisters Let us avoid sticking just with those we are comfortable with because it causes division. Serving God with our family Discussion Starters: Expressing to them their importance fyc us and appreciating them.
Talk 3 - Covenant Orientation (YFC)