Category Archives: Youth

How D.L. Moody Won a Little Girl to Christ

For many years, R.A. Torrey helped famed evangelist D.L. Moody in Moody’s work. Torrey himself told the following story about one of Moody’s converts. I offer Torrey’s account verbatim: On one occasion in Chicago, Mr. Moody saw a little girl … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Evangelism, Family, God's Work, Influence, Ministry, Salvation, Service, Sunday School, The Gospel, Witnessing, Youth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Respecting the Elderly

You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God. I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:32, N.K.J.V.) Every pastor feels the not-so-subtle pressure to keep the young people (and their parents) … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Church, Counsel, Elderly, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Strengthen the Things Which Remain

“Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die…” (Revelation 3:2, N.K.J.V.) According to Ecclesiastes 3:1, everything has its season and every purpose its time under heaven. Certainly that includes a time to leave and a … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Church, Church Attendance, Decisions, God's Will, God's Work, Parenting, Prayer Requests, Problems, Service, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Royce’s World Civilizations Textbook

Royce, our eighteen-year-old son, is currently attending the local community college. He’s in the general-education program, the idea being that he will complete that two-year program and then transfer to a four-year school. Okay, so far so good. He comes … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Current Events, Discernment, Parenting, Personal, Scripture, The Bible, Truth, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Look What I Saw

And you should follow my example, just as I follow Christ’s. (1 Corinthians 11:1, N.L.T.) I feel led of the Lord to use this post to share something that I didn’t write. The piece I’ll borrow is primarily aimed at … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Doing Good, Family, Fatherhood, God's Work, Influence, Motherhood, Parenting, Service, Youth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Night in the Barn

One day a young boy committed a very serious offense. When the boy’s strict father heard about it, he said to the boy, “Son, no one can commit such an act and still sleep under my roof. You must spend … Continue reading

Posted in Belief, Children, Christ's Birth, Christ's Death, Discipline, Fatherhood, God's Holiness, God's Love, Guilt, Parenting, Salvation, Sin, Youth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lessons Learned From Wee Bobby

Many years ago, in a small village church in southern Scotland, the church leaders were questioning the elderly pastor as to why the church wasn’t growing. To those leaders, a dismissal seemed in order. They said to the pastor, “No … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Church, Commitment, Decisions, Discipleship, Giving, God's Work, Individuality, Ministry, Missions, Sacrifice, Salvation, Service, Submission, The Holy Spirit, Youth | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Snapshot of Our Churches in 2019

LifeWay is the publishing department of the Southern Baptist Convention. Last month they released the findings of a study that was conducted between the dates of January 14 and January 30 of 2019. 1,000 pastors of Protestant churches were called … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Change, Church, Church Attendance, Communication, Current Events, Discernment, Evangelism, God's Word, God's Work, Ministry, Pastors, Personal, Preaching, Scripture, Sunday School, The Bible, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Behind the Times

A devout old Christian was visited by his grandson who was on Spring Break from college. “How are you doing, Gramps?” asked the grandson. “Fine, just fine,” said the old man. “How is school going?” the old man asked. Are … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Bible Study, Capital Punishment, Children, Current Events, Discernment, Discipleship, Discipline, Doctrine, Faithfulness, God's Word, Government, Heaven, Hell, Homosexuality, Salvation, Scripture, The Bible, The Death Penalty, The Gospel, Trusting In God, Wisdom, Youth | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Lesson Samuel Didn’t Learn

Of all of Israel’s great spiritual leaders, none rises any higher than Samuel. He was a prophet. He was a priest. He was the last of Israel’s Judges, the series of men who led the nation before its time of … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family, Fatherhood, God's Work, Husbands, Leadership, Marriage, Ministry, Motherhood, Parenting, Sin, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment