Deuteronomy 12:28 “Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.” You’ve seen it, maybe a few times: the speaker speaks and…

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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 terminology appears to be defensible. After all, who could argue with someone who just preaches Jesus, right?  I…

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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 countless leaders countless questions. In the world, it really is hard to put a finger on what makes a man a…

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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 evidences that the Bible is the Word of God. Genesis chapter 3 explains why man is unrighteous in his nature, why…

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Social media has come a long way. YouTube and Facebook were founded around 2003, and no one could have guessed where it would be in 2021! There are literally hundreds of social media platforms. Celebrities and performers have built up huge followings of people who are in for their next post. Users can personalize their feeds…

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Matthew 22:2-3 “The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.” Every staff member is a visiting pastor. It does not matter what title you have or whether…

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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 handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child,…

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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 written work as a practical paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13 as it is applied to the Youth Pastor. Though I…

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Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Our youth group plays a vital role in our church. In our church the make up of bus workers, junior church workers, choir members, nursery workers,…

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Proverbs 23:13-14 “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”  “Withhold not correction.” Correction is the act of bringing back from error or deviation to a just standard. It is to…

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