Aaron J. Hall
he America my parents grew up in is gone. The America that I, a 31-year-old millennial, grew up in is quickly disappearing in what I’m calling the war on religion, liberty, and justice for all.
I recently took our youth group to the mountains of Tennessee for summer camp. Our theme this year was Undivided: Wholly Devoted, Uncompromising Followers of Christ. I would love to say it was an easy week, full of smores, Bible time and heart to hearts. Instead, it was a week full of spiritual opposition.
How many parents talk about the Bible in front of their kids but are rarely seen reading it in front of them?
Journaling can be a record of God's faithfulness. Journaling helps you remember the prayers you prayed and the ability to see when God answered a specific prayer.
I'm not writing this to make you feel guilty for not serving. I'm writing this to those of you who have thought about serving in youth ministry, but have never really given it much thought for any number of reasons.
I'll be honest with you: I can be quick to say, "That person needs Jesus." Truthfully, I need Jesus just as much (if not more sometimes) than when I make unhealthy comments like that. Recently, I've come to realize that instead of constantly praying for revival "in other people" I need to first be praying for revival within myself.
May a new generation rise up to the same boldness and integrity that Dr. Graham had and may the message he preached for more than 60 years, the message of salvation found only in Jesus Christ.
Until Jesus returns there will never be a time where we don't need to share the gospel. There're too many people with hearts colder than the North Pole. There're too many people in need of the hope found only in Christ. Chances are anywhere you go you'll see someone who needs Jesus.
Proclaiming the Gospel is more than just verbal communication. We must also proclaim the Gospel by the way we live. Does the way you live point others to Jesus?
I think one of the major problems with modern Christianity in America is our quick reaction to criticize someone rather than praying for them. Most Americans don't know and will likely never personally meet President Trump, yet so many are quick to judge him solely because of what the media filters to our TVs, smart phones and social media newsfeeds. I dare say, we need to be praying for Trump rather than constantly criticizing him.