Archive for April, 2015

April 30, 2015

Ebay And Street Youth Ministry of Austin

Favorite us on Ebay.

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April 28, 2015

Are You A College Student?

If you like, take the pledge for Textbooks

It is a pledge to donate a portion of textbook sales to SYM.
Terry, along with Rosie, explains the details of the pledge in the Youtube video.


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April 26, 2015

Travel Agency

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April 12, 2015

Partner Newsletter Survey

Do you run a church or service group?

Please take our partner survey.

Give Feedback

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April 7, 2015

Drag Prayer Request

Asking people to pray for the Drag. We must have a bad batch of drugs being distributed (a form of “K2-Spice”). While we don’t condone drug abuse, we also don’t want people falling prey to bad drugs that send you to the hospital and even kill.

Remember, there is no need to pray against people who use this or any other drug.  Pray for people. Pray that the substance goes away. 

Here’s a quote from a client who is now several days sober of drugs.

I never wanted to use drugs. I just got trapped.
All I was trying to do was feel normal.

Pray for the clients. 

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April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday 2015

3 Resurrection Bible Verses

Matthew 27:65-66
65 Pilate replied, “You have soldiers for guard duty. Go and make it as secure as you know how.”
66 Then they went and secured the tomb by sealing the stone and posting the guard.

Mark 16:5-7
5 Going into the tomb, they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right side; and they were startled.
6 But he said to them, “Don’t be alarmed! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised. He isn’t here. Look, here’s the place where they laid him.
7 Go, tell his disciples, especially Peter, that he is going ahead of you into Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you.”

Luke 24:6-7
6 He isn’t here, but has been raised. Remember what he told you while he was still in Galilee,
7 that the Human One must be handed over to sinners, be crucified, and on the third day rise again.”

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April 5, 2015

What Do Donor’s Say?

This is truly an amazing ministry.  You are helping one of the most vulnerable groups of people in our community with such kindness, love, and humbleness.

We want to let everyone know that this ministry isn’t ours or our idea. We believe God would do it with or without us, but it is a privilege to join in His work. The world of street-dependent young people is so interesting and beautiful. 

God has long been at work in their lives, although most don’t or can’t recognize it yet. He has not forgotten, not even one of them.

We invite every church in Austin into our ministry. We invite every human being in Austin to come have your eyes opened to a group of people you probably don’t yet understand, or don’t even know exists. 

Find out:

  • who our clients are, 
  • what they want from a church, and 
  • what they need from God. 

We look forward to it!

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April 2, 2015

Loving the Sinner: A Meditation for Holy Week 2015

My April 1st sermon, no joking, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, went well. 

The sermon was about meditation for Holy Week, based on John 13:21 – 30.

John 13:21-30 Common English Bible (CEB)

 Announcement of the betrayal

21 After he said these things, Jesus was deeply disturbed and testified, “I assure you, one of you will betray me.”
22 His disciples looked at each other, confused about which of them he was talking about. 23 One of the disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was at Jesus’ side. 24 Simon Peter nodded at him to get him to ask Jesus who he was talking about. 25 Leaning back toward Jesus, this disciple asked, “Lord, who is it?”
26 Jesus answered, “It’s the one to whom I will give this piece of bread once I have dipped into the bowl.” Then he dipped the piece of bread and gave it to Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son. 27 After Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 No one sitting at the table understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Some thought that, since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus told him, “Go, buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So when Judas took the bread, he left immediately. And it was night.

  Common English Bible (CEB) © 2011 by Common English Bible

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Here is a recording I made for those who want it. It’s narrated over my speaking notes. Video also appears below.

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