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May 2010

The Official News-zine of Amplify Student Ministries

SUMMER ‘2010

ready to catch fire


Okay, kinda random, BUT: Ummmm, so, my suit really smells like Mexican but I need to wear it tonight. You wouldn’t happen to know any tricks, would you??? :) Page 2

CONTENTS

Monique Anger

You could wear cologne or perfume. Or go to another restaurant. Haha

Columns Random Texted Question of the Month

2 Is it Important? 6 Let it air out on your deck! Put it on the hanger and just 7 leave it outside for N2K Alisha Bennett

awhile

features

Kayla Hoff

Omword! No tricks! Sorry! You smell! Lol! Lova ya!

COVER STORY: Fuel 4 God

April Pictures Rebecca Barneson Fabreeze? Lol jk :) maybe hang it outside for awhile to air out… Im not sure if that would work but you can give it a try :) Sierra Steinhauer Other than air freshener and girl perfume? Lol jk ya u can just hang it out side but then u smell like the out doors :) so in this case I would take a couple dryer sheets and stuff them in the pockets and then hang the suit some where by a window for air flow

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Events/info

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May Calendar & looking ahead

Parent Night

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14 RIOT NIGHT Medford 7:30PM

15 Necktie Revltn GAME NIGHT Joe & Barb Steinhauers’ 6PM

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20 “Fuel4God” MEDIA FAST BEGINS

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Adults.

N.REVLTN is for High

4 RIOT NIGHT Eau Claire AFC 7:30PM

F4G 5 Move-a-Thon!!!! 10:00AM Carson Park

School grads only!

Wednesday, June 9th—Parent Night @ Amplify June 28th-July 2nd—Youth Camp, Shawano, WI Friday, August 27th—Riot Night, Superior, WI Friday, September 17th—Riot Night, Pentecostal Assembly, Eau Claire, WI Saturday, September 18th—Praise in the Park!

CLIMB CLOSER Mark 12:30

Amplify Student Ministries’ purpose is to help students… WALK HIGHER LOVE DEEPER WORK HARDER SHARE JESUS Matthew 28:20 Mark 12:31 Luke 10:2 Mark 16:15 so they can

LIVE LOUDER


May 2010 “For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29

It was always fun warning people they could blow up their house, unless, of course, they bought the nicer range with the

auto-lock for the self-cleaning feature. I spent three years selling appliances for Sears, and it never did get old. The looks on their face, the confusion, the lingering doubt. Of course, I would go on to explain how an oven would get so hot while it was in the self-cleaning mode that, if you opened up the oven door, the oxygen in the very air of the kitchen would provide enough fuel for a fairly decent explosion. Better not leave a chance the toddler would undo the manual lock and accidentally ruin the other stainless steel appliances they would be buying from me… oh, and,

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I suppose they should protect the toddler, too. Fire is fairly simple to understand. Substances begin chemically combining, feeding off of oxygen and each other to fuel the transformation. The faster the transformation, the more heat and light that is given off. Typically, the end result is a charred mess, and maybe some nice, toasty marshmallows. Romans 12:1 urges all of us to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Paul knew it was *only reasonable!* that we should provide our lives as a sacrifice, considering all that Jesus Christ has done for us. This scripture wasn’t just written as an afterthought or a good idea, but as part of an unavoidable truth: without that sacrifice, and diligent work to keep that sacrifice pleasing, there would be no fire in our lives. Imagine if you soaked your logs before you tried to burn them. Or, rather than use wood, you tried to throw concrete blocks in the fire

pit. Or… now this one is a stretch… what if you kept lighting matches and throwing them into an empty fire pit, expecting something to start? Our God, just like a natural fire, consumes, combines, and transforms us when we come into contact with Him. We fireproof our lives when we don’t offer Him any of our time, or when we soak our spirits down with sin, or offer him whatever happens to be lying around extra in our lives that’s convenient. It’s almost like some Christians have an auto-lock mechanism that will allow God to burn clean our grimy guilt when we visit church weekly, but we keep that fire contained and from messing with the stuff in the kitchen that caused the mess to begin with ! I want to crank up the heat, throw wide the door, and offer God EVERYTHING I am. Sure, some thing He’ll burn out might hurt for awhile, but it’s only reasonable to yield everything for Him when He gave His everything for my salvation. One small thing way we’re going to proffer more fuel to the Lord this month is through a “Fuel 4 God Media Fast,” beginning May 20th and ending May 31st. Take the time you would normally spend online, in front of the television, or otherwise expending your mental energies on secular entertainment activities and turn it over to the Christ whose Word encourages us to think on better things. Spend extra time in prayer, in the Word, or *gasp* in real fellowship with people. Everyone is encouraged to participate, as I’m sure anyone who makes this reasonable sacrifice unto the Lord will be blessed accordingly and bountifully! Meanwhile, don’t pinch your pennies when purchasing: get the auto-locking self-cleaning range. T.J. Heidenreich, Student Pastor


Kristen’s Answers: 1) 11 2) Fly, Invisible 3) Disney World 4) Chocolate Mocha 5) Disney Characters 6) Dusting 7) Apple Sauce 8) 30

See T.J. Heidenreich or get them at the Amplify Snack Shop

Information and forms due May 26!

Pics from April Page 5


IS IT IMPORTANT? 

BAPTISM: What’s the Big Deal, Anyway? This month, as promised, the topic that will be covered is baptism and whether or not it’s still relevant in today’s society. Many people have different opinions on baptism. They differ on how to be baptized, when to be baptized, and if baptism is still necessary in general. This is not an issue that can be taken lightly, because it is a very vital part of the Bible’s outline for salvation. “Well, what is the big deal?” you may ask. So, let’s take a closer look into it. In John 3:5 it says: “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Jesus is explaining to Nicodemus how to be saved. He said, “Except a man be born of the water...he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” That put baptism in a very important role. Jesus said, paraphrasing, “Hey, listen up! If you aren’t baptized you’re not going to get into the kingdom of God!” Entering the kingdom of God is a BIG DEAL! So, if entering into the kingdom of God = big deal, and being baptized means entering into the kingdom of God, then being baptized = big deal. Mark 16:16 says: “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Here it says belief and baptism = salvation—it’s IMPORTANT! If baptism is important, is how you are baptized important? The answer is “Yes!” Being baptized in Jesus name, by immersion, is the way that the Bible instructs us. Although I have run out of space for this issue, I will include some verses for you to study. Jesus name—Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 19:5 Immersion—John 3:23 (“much water there” would only be needed if baptism by immersion was being practiced), Matthew 3:16 (Jesus, when baptized, came “up out of the water”) Don’t forget! Send your responses, questions, or requests to me, the Mysterious Flower, at VolumeMAXD@gmail.com :) -The Mysterious Flower

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW

Kristen Bennett? Fill in the blanks if you know these random facts about Kristen! Answers are on the bottom of page five :)

1. Kristen has been to ________ states. 2. If Kristen could have superpowers, she would be able to _________ and become _____________. 3. If Kristen could visit anywhere on vacation she would go to __________ __________. 4. If Kristen could enjoy any beverage from Starbucks she would choose a ____________ ___________. 5. When Kristen’s inspired to draw, her favorite things to sketch are ___________ ____________. 6. When Kristen is asked to clean, her least favorite task is _________________. 7. Kristen’s least favorite semi-liquefied food is ____________ ____________. 8. The highest cliff Kristen has jumped off of into water was ________ feet high.


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May ‘10

Parent Night @ Amplify

ALL THE DETAILS PARENTS AND STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW

APRIL. “What’s That Smell?” Each Wednesday night we focused on a differWHEN: Wednesday, June 9th, 7:30PM ent element of the gospel: death, burial, resurrection, and WHERE: Amplify Youth Room revelation. Our Sunday WHAT: A time of sharing between the Amplify Student Ministry Team and parents. school classes were focused WHY: To provide orientation to parents whose students are new to Amplify on teaching the fruit of the Spirit and the works of the To promote unity between the discipleship efforts of parents at home and ours at flesh so that students would Amplify be able to smell the difference To hear directly from parents and address your concerns between right and wrong in To share our heart to minister to students the motives that drive their daily living. MAY. Amplify is launching its Summer theme, “Amplify Aflame.” May’s theme is “Fuel 4 God,” and students will be encouraged to provide the fuel God requires to set a spiritual blaze in their lives. All students (and any adults that would like to come along!) will be encouraged to partake in an 11-day media fast from May 20-30. JUNE. Youth Camp is quickly approaching! It is from 06/28-07/02, and forms BLUE TEAM—YOUTH ROOM RED TEAM—BUS MINISTRY are due 05/26. For more info, see T.J. Heidenreich or grab GREEN TEAM—PAC MISSIONARIES the forms from the Snack Shop! PURPLE TEAM—BIBLE QUIZZING

LAUNCH: 05/07/10, 7:30PM, AMPLIFY MOVE: 06/05/10, 10AM, CARSON PARK

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SUMMER ‘2010 May 2010

For our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:29 CHALLENGE!

Providing fuel for God to be ablaze in your heart

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And of the angels saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

Hebrews 1:7 CHALLENGE!

Equipping the purifying fire of truth in your life

July 2010

And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Jude 1:21 CHALLENGE!

Sharing Jesus with more boldness than ever before

August 2010

Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from the altar:

Isaiah 6:6 CHALLENGE!

Affecting your world through personal sacrifice


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