Wednesday, January 9
Students are the church of the future. At least that is what people say. And I would agree with them. Actually, I think the majority of scripture would agree with them.
Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old he will not depart from it.
Ephesians 6 calls for children to obey their parents, but it calls for fathers to raise their children in the training and instruction of the Lord— which leads me to my question: what is needed for students in our church? I believe we can get a clear example in Acts 4 when the scribes and rulers acknowledged Peter and John.
SCRIPTURE: (Acts 4:13)
when they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus.
It does not take a pastor. It does not take a professor. It takes an individual who is constantly spending time with Jesus. Clearly we want to train and we want to educate, but the only way to do that is to point them to Jesus.
We must have individuals truly accept Provers 22:6. Yes, we want to raise students up to look to Christ and our hope is that they will never turn away from it.
Yes, we want to train and instruct students to trust in the Lord.
But that is only possible if leaders are pursuing Jesus.
Lord, forgive us when we fail to be an example to our students. Forgive us for neglecting the need to educate and train. May we answer the call to instruct. May we point students to Christ. Lord, help us be grateful and mindful of the students you have entrusted us to serve and to care for. May we do that. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.