YOUTH NEWS . . .
Our difficulty is not that we do not know God's will. Our discomfort comes from the fact that we do know His will, but we do not want to do it! When God first spoke to Abraham, His commands were straightforward. “Go to a land I will show you.” Then God led Abraham through many tests over the years. Abraham learned patience as he waited on God's promise of a son, which took twenty-five years to be fulfilled. Abraham learned to trust God through battles with kings and through the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The pinnacle of Abraham's walk of faith was when God asked him to sacrifice the one thing that meant more to him than anything else. Abraham's previous obedience indicated that he would have quickly and decisively sacrificed anything else God asked of him, but was he prepared for this? God did not ask Abraham to make such a significant sacrifice at the beginning of their relationship. This came more than thirty years after Abraham began walking with God. As the Father progressively reveals His ways to you in your Christian pilgrimage, you, like Abraham, will develop a deeper level of trust in Him. When you first became a Christian, your Master's instructions were probably fundamental, such as being baptized or changing your lifestyle. But as you learn to trust Him more deeply, He will develop your character to match bigger tests, and with the greater test will come a greater love for God and knowledge of His ways.
Aaron Little -- Minister to Students
Summer Camp 2017 at ETBE Newton for 2nd - 12th Grades, May 31-June 2
Real Life, 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