Young people challenged to live the Bible. Six dates, one band and the Rush begins.
Thousands of young people will be challenged to live the Bible – then give it – at six gigs around the country, featuring thebandwithnoname.
Hundreds turned out for the first night at Congleton’s New Life Church, Cheshire, on Thursday November 26. In an evening featuring worship, talks and a set from thebandwithnoname, they were challenged to look at what the Bible has to say to them.
Chip Kendall, frontman for the band, urged the crowd to live out the Bible’s message, saying, ‘It’s time for you to take the tandem skydive leap of faith and start living the dream – the way God designed you to live in the first place. After all, you couldn’t possibly be strapped to a better instructor than Jesus himself.’
Meanwhile, Bible Society’s Youth Officer Jamie Hill introduced one of the charity’s projects in Tanzania, which uses the story of the Good Samaritan to support and educate people with HIV and AIDS.
‘The Good Samaritan project is evidence of the Bible changing lives in a real way,’ he said. ‘But as well as living out the Bible’s message, our challenge is to give it – to people who still need to experience that rush.’
He laid down a challenge to fundraise for the Good Samaritan project by joining Bible Society to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, from 2011. Youth groups will then visit a nearby village to see the project in action and meet people whose lives are being changed by the Bible. The Congleton event was the first in a series of gigs that will conclude in Barnstaple, North Devon, on 13 December. The tour marks the launch of Bible Society’s RUSH campaign, which calls on young people to engage with the Bible.
Jamie added, ‘You know the rush you get from crossing the finish line or completing an exam. It’s a rush that changes everything and inspires you to keep going. What we’re talking about here is the rush that happens when spirit and truth collide and you take up the Bible’s challenge to walk a journey of authenticity and faith.’
Find out more about RUSH by visiting www.biblesociety.org.uk/rushliveitgiveit
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