I had some big plans for today’s post. It was going to be a heavy post (by my estimation)… but after watching this video on YouTube shared by the faithful servants at Stand Up for the Truth… I need to reevaluate my plans. Therefore, since my world just got rocked I don’t really have anything of my own to share, I would like to share the following video with you guys. This video is about “Youth Ministry” and “Sunday School” programs so prevalent in our churches today. If you are a Sunday school teacher, or a youth pastor, please understand that this is in no way a rejection of you or your ability to teach the Word of God. The question being brought up here is a question of Biblical precedent and prescription vice our cultural tradition.
Praise God for the work of this young man, this faithful film maker for putting this video together. I have been delaying putting together a series on what a Biblical Church looks like. What does the Bible say about Church, Church leadership, and Church discipline. In looking at these issues, we will be looking at the Biblical model for Christian families. As usual, we will be studying what the Scriptures say on the matter. If you disagree with anything I’ve said, let me know where you feel I am wrong Scripturally. If you disagree with what the Scripture says, I leave that discussion between you and God the Holy Spirit.
Philippians 4:4-9 (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
The Lord be with you,