But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of,
knowing of whom thou hast learned them.
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,
which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ.
II Timothy 3:14-15
John the Baptist was taught from his birth that he had a purpose in life. His parents were given the responsibility to teach him the holy scriptures and to tell him of the blessings of God.
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest:
for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways;
to give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins,
through the tender mercy of our God;
whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
When the time was right,
John did baptize in the wilderness,
and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
He spoke out against sin and was imprisoned and eventually beheaded.
He paid the ultimate price for his faithfulness to God.
Growing up in the postmodern world that surrounds us, our children deeply yearn for stability, morality, security, fidelity, faith, hope, and love. These deep needs can only be met through the One who meets our deepest need for Truth.
Marva J. Dawn “Is It A Lost Cause?”
Our young people are exposed to a twenty-four hour news cycle and most of them get their information from the internet which is not reliable. They need to know the truth of God. They need to know that sin exists. They need to know that there is a better way. They need to know:
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
Our young people need to hear the stories of faith. Stories of how God redeems a life.
What has God done in your life?
Share that good news!