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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Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Most of the inspiring sports stories we hear today go something like this: “Against seemingly insurmountable odds, the athlete persevered and won an astounding victory.” Whether it was their poor upbringing, a nagging sickness or injury they were forced to endure, or just a…

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Philippians 2:15 “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, with- out rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” I was MAD! Where did my BRAND NEW signs go, that I just put out an hour ago? I left home…

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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 Pastor to produce results. In this moment of desperation, many YPs turn to something other than God to help them with…

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Romans 11:36 “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” This doesn’t describe God’s moral character (e.g., holiness, mercy, patience); it describes His Godhood. It is a commentary on God as “I AM” and God as “Alpha and Omega.” It speaks of “the incomprehensible character and infinite excellence…

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Look beyond your target. Know where your firearm is pointed. These are two important lessons of handling and use of a firearm. The user needs to understand and know that when they shoot a gun it will not just affect the target. If you are around people who shoot much you will hear the stories.…

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