Be part of the revolution of young Christians who are changing the world
At first glance, many people get the impression that the Bible is a series of disconnected stories making random points about life. But the truth is that the Bible is a bunch of stories all leading up to the life of one person, Jesus Christ. Every story in the Old Testament is about people whose lives reflect the life that Jesus would one day live in perfection. As you read the Old Testament, ask yourself “How does this person’s life resemble the life that Jesus lived?” The New Testament is about the life that Jesus lived and sacrificed for us. It also shows us how those who were closest to Him were transformed and consequently transformed their world. As you read through the Scriptures, ask yourself “How can my life look more like the life of Jesus?”
What’s the point of my child going to a separate service? The Bible is the Bible, church is church right? The reality is that it’s a little more complicated than that. You see, being a young adult is different to being an adult. Being a young adult brings it’s own challenges, its own problems and a unique mindset. Surely, as adults, we no longer think as we did when we were younger. Because of that, information is received and learned differently during our youth years than in our adult years.
Studies have shown us common characteristics among the world’s most successful people. Two of those common characteristics were the ability to socially interact and the ability to overcome adversity. Your teen may not want to attend youth by themselves because they feel “awkward.” But overcoming awkward social settings is a part of life and a great way to train for success. So I encourage you to push your child beyond their comfort zone into a setting where they can learn in a manner they understand.