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PATRICK & COLLEEN FREEMAN'S HOME
790 166th street
hadley, mn 56151
THREE100 ||| 9TH-12th GRADE students
PARTNERING WITH MCC DISCIPLESHIP IN 2019-2020
During the historical time of Gideon, as written in the book of Judges, in the Bible - Chapter 6, you see that the people have returned to doing evil in God's sight. They were now under oppression once again, having to work as slaves under the reign of Midian and Amalek. So ... they cried out.
But God responded with these three answers ...
1) I RESCUED YOU FROM SLAVERY AND OPPRESSION BEFORE.
2) I TOLD YOU TO NOT BE AFRAID OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW FALSE GODS - TRUST MY WORD.
3) BUT, YOU DIDN'T LISTEN AND NOW YOU ARE IN A BIGGER MESS.
However, as only God does, He continues to place before us opportunities to be delivered out of our messes and brokenness. God picks Gideon - even with all of his doubt and questions - just as He is choosing and calling, today, several high school students to be mighty warriors for His purposes and kingdom. Like Gideon they are mighty warriors in their own right, buty they have doubts about God's value, God's value, God's Word, and God's work. They question His motives and plan; seeing His perceived inactivity - according to their human eyes - means He doesn't care, isn't loving, or maybe even doesn't exist. They also see God's people - the Church - and question, rightfully so, 'Why would I want to affiliate with them?' and this is where the story of THREE100 steps in ...
THREE100's mission is to establish or re-establish the heart of a warrior into broken and maybe even defeated souls. Our high school students have so many pressures. They are told to perform on the spot and achieve perfection in an imperfect world. They are challenged to fit-in by standing out, and then told to stand against authority, all the while being disciplined for not respecting it. Their generation is praised for their selfies but criticized for being selfish. Ultimately, they desire authentic, genuine relationships, but can only accumulate a few hundred tweeting followers that grow increasingly shallow, distant, and empty.
Our high school students are called to be better than this - fight, as warriors, for a more purposeful, God-glorifying reward. So, quickly, back to Gideon, to wrap it all up.
God told him, you have way too many useless soldiers in your personal army. When they fight for you, they are going to take all of the credit saying, 'I did it all myself!' and lose sight of who I - God - have been in all of this, when you go up against the Midians. So, anyone afraid or has qualms about the battle ... they were sent home. Then, anyone who drank water with their face to the water, instead of lapping it up like dogs ... yep, they go home too. Gideon was now down to THREE100 (or 300) men.
Three companies of a hundred men - each equipped with only a trumpet, an empty jar, and a torch - to defeat the Midian army of thousands; an army of evil, murderous slave owners and oppressors. THREE100 (300) against thousands! Our high school students often feel this equipped, but with much less confidence in themselves or their God who has called them to battle better in life.
Here at THREE100, we want to help you defeat oppression and the personal slavery you are facing. Battles will be won; lives will be made new, as we lead - like Gideon - THREE100 with just an instrument for worship, an empty jar, and a flame.
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