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I do not put all my devotions on this blog. I have another blog for that. However, todays reading and application seem to be directed toward Trent the Youth Pastor and not just Trent the husband, son, friend, or child of God. I Kings 12 tells the story of Rehoboam trying to maintain control of...
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Today we are taking time to pray for revival at our church. It has been fun explaining the concept of revival to the teens. I look forward to telling them a little about the history of revival and the influence that young people have had upon it. As I was reading my devotions this morning...
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Note to self: When I was growing up I would occassionally hear preaching about going to the next level. Many times it felt frustrating becuase I did not know I to take it to the next level. We started this program to help our students with a desire move to the next level. Society of...
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Daniel 11:32 “..but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” I returned yesterday from the Our Generation Summit. As far as we know, there is not another meeting of its kind. My soul was stirred by hearing of the great exploits of our missionaries around the world. I was...
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Kids and parents agree: 18- to 25-year-olds aren’t adults from Austin’s reading by Austin Gardner The following article is very interesting when you consider that we are in the ministry of training men and women to be leaders for the cause of Christ. What do you think? Are they adults or not? Were you? How...
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Today I had to great opportunity to sit in a class where there was a dialogue between my pastor, Austin Garder, and “Bro. Aaron” a missionary in Morocco. They both would give personal and Biblical examples of the importance of Christians being willing to suffer for the cause of Christ. It is hard to see...
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This morning I read in 2 Samuel 13 about Amnon and his friend. Growing up I have heard literally dozen of youth messages on this sermon. They were great and helpful. This morning I noticed something different. I noticed how real the emotions Amnon felt even though they were wrong. Amnon was sick over his...
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You may think “I like ultimate frisbee” is a silly topic for my blog. If you think so you can get your own blog, they are free you know. I am just joking. I feel silly writing down some reasons I thought that I enjoyed todays activites. However, maybe in the future I will look...
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I want to encourage you to look at the Bible Reading Revolution blog. It is written by John Pearson, who is a great friend, Bible teacher, and member of our church. At our church we invite people to “discover the difference”. There are many things that we believe make us different, especially when it comes...
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I am sure you all have heard about the latest “Mall Massacre”. Robert Hawkins left behind a suicide note that read, in part, “sorry for everything,” and “Now I’ll be famous.” Hawkins recently broke up with his girlfriend and lost his job at McDonald’s. There are many reasons we see stories like the one above more...
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