We are Excited

We have been talking in class, a few grades at a time, about what we would like the youth group to look like, and I thought I would share those with you all one at a time as well!
We should be excited to be here!
Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”
This is such a simple verse about how David is simply glad when people talk about going to the house of the Lord.
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.
I think sometimes we miss out on the gravity of this verse. If we truly understood this, how much more excited would we be to be here?
Ephesians 2:20-22 Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
To really understand this last verse, we really need to understand what the temple meant to the Jewish culture. It was the center of music, culture, and religion for them. It was literally WHERE GOD DWELT! This verse tells us that we are now the individual bricks that make up the new temple! We ourselves are now this new temple where heaven and earth meet.
Our youth ministry (and congregation) should be excited to be here!