God's sheep in a wolf herd?

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God's sheep in a wolf pack?

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  1. preacherboymatt

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    hello,
    this one goes to all of you whom go to public schools. we all know the trials of going to a school where God is not the center. but my question goes beyond that. i am a preacher in training who attends flat rock high school. of course not to many people understand why i do not go to dances or why i am so wrapped up in jesus. out of this "pack of wolves" where do we find friends? it is fine to have aquaintances that are lost but where kind you find those people that don't mind coming to church with you? does any one else have any ways around wanting to eat lunch alone?
     
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    Matt,

    I would suggest organizing a group Bible Study at your school. First Priority is a great group to use and that is how several Christians organized our Bible study when I was in High School. Where in Michigan is Flat Rock? If it is in the same area as my chapter of First Priority I'd be happy to put you in touch with the district leader who can help you get started.

    Bro. Adam
     
  3. Karen

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    Sounds like Adam has something to strongly consider.
    I went to public high school many years ago :rolleyes: , and I was very shy and lonely.
    The astonishing thing I found at various high school reunions is that there were a number of people who wanted to be my friend and who thought I was stuck up. In some ways, I was. I really wanted some particular friends, not these people.
    And they are fine people, too. It was my loss.

    I advice you not to hit people over the head with confrontational witnessing techniques, but be friendly. Join some clubs you have an interest in; invite people to sit with you at lunch.
    Don't sit alone waiting for other people to take all the initiative. Don't crawl in a hole when some people say no. Try again.

    Best wishes,
    Karen
     
  4. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    Oh, don't I know what you mean! This is my first year at the highschool in my town, and if it weren't for the other girls from my church, I know it would be much harder.
    But I went threw what you are going threw now, last year. Talk about some mean kids! No one would sit with me without being really rude. I would go down the halls and people would yell "Hey grandma Abby!" or "there goes that preacher girl!"
    Basicaly, I just had to get used to it and try my very best to not lose my temper, and I usualy studied the Bible at lunch. I growed a lot in my Christian life, and I became closer to the Lord during that time.
    I learned to smile and keep going when someone said something, and am still working at the temper thing! {slow to speak/slow to wrath disoder! :D }
    As to getting other's to come to church with me, well as of yet, only one of my school friends has came and she got saved! So don't give up on them!
    I know it's hard, it's discouraging, and down right infuriating at times, but I feel as though God has a reason for me to be were I am.
    Although I've just started school this year, it's been "interesting" to say the least, but God IS faithful, and He is with us no matter where we go. {even in public school, thankgoodness!}
    What ever you do, don't get discouraged. Just stay true to your convictions, live your life for God, and take time to wittness to others. There's a verse somewhere in the Old Testiment that says something about God's word not returning void. {I can't remember the refrence at the moment}
    At least these kids see something diffrent about you. Use it as a chance to share salvation with them.
    My prayers are with you,
    Your sister and friend in Christ,
    Abby
     
  5. preacherboymatt

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    thanks for the encouragement,
    though i do not go for the "aggressive witnessing" approach. it may be better not to shy away from people thank you. but please keep coming with the advice its been a blessing
     
  6. Danibeth_2000

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    hay matt
    i guess i stared oppsite of you i stared in a privet school that gave me a pretty set mind on how i thought of others around me, we all had something in commen the strong bleafs in god, when i left that school, i knew that the public school would be deffrent but boy how i was amazed, i competely under stand the "pack of Wolfs" thing, one thing i can sugest on is, possably, ok two things, first of all possably an after or before school program (becuse of are messed up secduels) for christanins, and second mabe just to open your heart to people, and get to know people, sooner or latter you'll find a lamb in the pack, and if not you can all ways become friends and then witness to them and possably save them even possably convert them, (look what happed to me) so never give up on a person sooner or latter they'll eather be become saved or they will turn there back on you but i woulden't sugest giveing up on them then either. ;)

    [ August 14, 2002, 08:41 PM: Message edited by: Bunny gal ]
     

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