YOUTH NEWS . . .
Isaiah 35:8 states that “A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks the path. Even the fool will not go astray.” The nation of Israel was designed to have a place where other nations of the world could come to worship the true God. The temple in Jerusalem was to be the center from which the good news of God's salvation would spread to every corner of the world. But those who were supposed to be God's people forsook Him and practiced every kind of sin. Rather than being ambassadors for God, they disgraced His holy name. Rather than attracting the nations of the earth to God, they became stumbling blocks to those who were seeking the true God. The Israelites fell so far from God's original intent that God judged them and sent them into exile. Yet God promised that one day His people would be an avenue by which others could find salvation. It is God's desire that anywhere there is a Christian, God has a way for people to learn of His salvation. Whenever an unbeliever meets a Christian, the unbeliever ought to be face to face with everything he needs to know to follow Christ. Sadly, however, Christians can be like the Israelites of Isaiah's day. We can be so involved in our sin that we are completely disoriented to God, ill-equipped to direct others to Him. If our lives are filled with hypocrisy, we may turn people away from God, rather than helping them come to Him. If our lives are filled with doubt or anger, we will impede others from coming to Christ. Our lives should be a highway of holiness, providing easy access to God for anyone around us who seeks Him.
Aaron Little -- Minister to Students
Real Life 2017, August 6 - 9. Kyle Warren is Pastor and Nathan Dean is Worship Leader
Stay tuned for listing of Spring and Summer Student Ministry Activities
9:15 AM Sunday Morning Bible Study
5:30 PM Student Sunday Night Discipleship Training
4 PM- 7:45 PM Wednesday Nights -- Life to Life Student Fellowship and Bible Study