Posts with the category “4theyp”

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Preparing To Date
May 11th, 2022
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorif...  Read More
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5 Friendly Reminders For The New YP
May 11th, 2022
Tis the season of transition. With the end of the school year and Bible College graduates heading into the ministry, there will be many NEW Youth Pastors out there this summer. This transition can be ...  Read More
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The Importance Of Proper Thinking
April 28th, 2022
Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things ar...  Read More
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Fishers!
April 21st, 2022
Matthew 4:19 “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."Jesus begins His Ministry by going down to the lake. He finds two sets of brothers working on their boats. They had...  Read More
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A Balanced Growing Youth Department
April 21st, 2022
There are youth departments which are large in number because they are willing to compromise in certain areas of standards, music, and even preaching of the Bible. However, independent Baptist Youth D...  Read More
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Back To.... Better
April 21st, 2022
Not back to normal…Back to Better. Hebrews is the BETTER book of the Bible. It uses the word Better 13 times.1:4 Christ is Better | 6:9 Better things | 7:7 The less is Better | 7:19 A Better hope | 7:...  Read More
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Let God Take Charge
April 13th, 2022
Psalms 37:5 “Commit thy ways unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”       When things go wrong for us, instead of trying to work them out on our own, we should commit them t...  Read More
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Leading Teens To Christ
April 13th, 2022
I enjoy recreation as much as anyone else, and I love playing games.  I’ve been to youth rallies where teenagers have eaten some strange things and been willing to do some crazy stuff.  Our youth fell...  Read More
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Parental Advisory: 8 Fights Worth Picking With Your kids
April 13th, 2022
Parenting is hard.  Parents have to choose their battles.  Here are 8 fights worth picking with your kids:The Reading Fight:Make your kids read. Because reading is tied to everything from cognitive de...  Read More
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Much More Than God
March 17th, 2022
The greatest lesson any Christian can learn is contentedness. Paul told Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” It is the lesson that every person needs to learn in th...  Read More
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Complaints That Closed The Synagogue
March 17th, 2022
One of the blessings of study is learning more and more about Jewish customs and culture. Personally, it keeps me interested in the Bible as I learn new details every year as I studyfor sermons and Su...  Read More
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Holiness Becometh
March 8th, 2022
Psalm 93:5 – “Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O Lord, for ever.”The Bible talks a lot about being Holy. Here the Bible says “holiness becometh”. The word becometh means t...  Read More
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Seven Suggestions For Starting a Youth Department
March 8th, 2022
At this years Church Growth Conference, I was asked the question “How do I start a Youth Ministry?” I met with many of the Youth Workers who had come for training and was encouraged by the hunger to r...  Read More
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Getting Teens to Talk
March 7th, 2022
I Kings 12:6-8 "And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people? And they spake unto him...  Read More
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YPS I Have Known
February 3rd, 2022
I have been a YP for 9 years now. I have seen so many different types of YPs. I have worked for the past 9 years to revamp the image of the YP. Most people think the YP is just the church babysitter, ...  Read More
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Supply Chain Woes - Workforce
February 1st, 2022
Matthew 9:36-38 "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, T...  Read More
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Turning Temptation Into Triumph
January 10th, 2022
Genesis 39:7 "And it came to pass after these things, that his master's wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me."Today I would like to rip the lid of one of Satan’s greatest weapons ...  Read More
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The Not So Secret Ingredients To Spiritual Success
January 10th, 2022
Proverbs 4:4 "He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live."In Proverbs 4 we have a really interesting look into the private home life of King D...  Read More
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The Devils Bid For Your Children
January 1st, 2022
Preached on May 23, 1971I would not preach like I am going to preach tonight if I did not love you.  I know a lot of folks tonight will not agree with me, but you never heard a more honest sermon. Now...  Read More
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God’s Approved Social Media List
January 1st, 2022
Here it is! With recent censorship and big tech problems, I sought the Lord for exactly what His plan would be for social media. FaceBook has only been around for 17 years, but it has amassed a huge 2...  Read More
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Grinches That Steal Your Christmas
December 23rd, 2021
Matt 2:1-4, 16Herod attempts to kill all of the boys that would be born trying to rid himself of the possibility of Jesus. He tries to “steal Christmas” like the Grinch. Imagine if Herod had been succ...  Read More
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The Medicine Of Blessings
November 10th, 2021
I Thess 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."I recently read an article by Yale professor Laurie Santos. In the article she speaks about findin...  Read More
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TikTok: What Parents Need To Know
October 28th, 2021
TikTok was launched in 2016 and currently has more than half a billion users. That's 15% of the World population that's on TikTok. To put that in perspective, that's almost 1 out of every 6 people in ...  Read More
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Discerning and Deciding Your Influences
October 21st, 2021
Proverbs 19:27 "Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge."We must all make the decision on who influences us. Influencers may be a new word, but not a new...  Read More
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What Makes Life Difficult?
October 21st, 2021
I have spent an entire year getting my license transferred. The State of Illinois is ridiculous! One day as I was lamenting my journey through the Secretary of State of Illinois to get my driving priv...  Read More
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Back To Better - Remain
October 21st, 2021
When faced with troubles, trials and transitions, there is often temptation to look for a quick fix, quick flee or quick find. There is always a pressure from teens, parents, your workers and your Pas...  Read More
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1 Corinthians 13 For YPs
October 8th, 2021
I do not condone altering the scriptures. To change God’s Word is a serious offense, (see Revelation 22:18-19). That was not my goal or intention for writing. Rather, I would hope that you see this wr...  Read More
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The Devil's Deal Part 2
September 23rd, 2021
2 Kings 19:1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the LORD.If you didn’t read yesterday’s devotion...  Read More
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Lessons Learned from Longing
September 1st, 2021
I Sam 1:10-11, 27 "And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handm...  Read More
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Sowing the Seeds of Great Rejoicing
August 31st, 2021
I did not have to play basketball my whole life in Indiana for me to know about basketball. It is a culture that seeps into everyone in the Hoosier State. Basketball was emphasized, the teachers were ...  Read More
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Are You Horizontal Or Vertical
August 30th, 2021
No doubt most readers of this article are somewhat or very familiar with the story of David versus Goliath. In this story, we see that David faces a giant who is nearly ten feet tall. I Samuel 17:4 – ...  Read More
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Never Surrender
August 30th, 2021
2 Kings 22:19 "Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake…, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD." The eight s...  Read More
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The Devil's Deal
August 25th, 2021
2 Kings 18:31 "Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his ...  Read More
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When God Does Great Things
August 20th, 2021
Psalms 126:1 “When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.”Psalms 126:2 “Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among t...  Read More
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Fallen... and I Can't Get Up
August 10th, 2021
Romans 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"The Bible’s exacting description of man’s fallen nature explains the human condition and history and is one of the myriad of eviden...  Read More
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10 Decisions Of The Spiritual Leader
July 15th, 2021
Psalms 116:9 “I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.”A spiritual leader must live by spiritual decisions. I’m going to the let the Psalmist write the devotion today. This was a spiritu...  Read More
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When A 21st Century "Demas" Introduces Himself
July 15th, 2021
2 Timothy 4:10a. “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world,”As the Apostle Paul is giving us his “swan song” in 2 Timothy chapter 4 he mentions a casualty because of carnality, who’...  Read More
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Just Preach Jesus
July 5th, 2021
In an era of Biblical Apostasy, a young preacher must be very careful when navigating the “Just Preach Jesus” crowd. They say a lot of spiritual things, and I must admit that at a surface glance their...  Read More
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Leading By Commandment
June 22nd, 2021
Throughout my teen years, I strived to learn the essence of what it meant to be a leader. I would read books about leadership, attended school trips where they spoke about leadership, and asked countl...  Read More
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Fruit From Canaan
May 13th, 2021
Numbers 13:20 “And be ye of good courage and bring fruit of the land….”Everyone will have faith in something. The Bible shows us that faith comes from hearing; henceforth, we must be careful to what w...  Read More
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