Around graduation time, we think a lot about the next generation. Last week was a wonderful blessing to hear from our graduates, and I am praying that they continue in the things that they have learned and been assured of while they were in high school (see 2 Tim. 3:14).
Tonight’s service is again highlighting the next generation for our Master Clubs Takeover Night. The young people have been working all school year on Wednesday nights to learn what being a godly church member looks like. They memorize Scripture, practice teaching Bible lessons, sing, and play instruments as part of their class time, and this evening’s 5:30 p.m. service is all theirs! The current pulpit would hide the kids, so we are swapping it out for a smaller podium, and the Master Clubs students will be singing specials, playing for offering, working as ushers, and preaching and teaching!
I’m pretty excited about this, and so thankful for the great leadership of Bro. Philip and Mrs. Sarah Thompson. Their faithfulness to the kids and the ministry this year has been exemplary, despite it being one of the busiest years they have experienced in a while! God’s grace been so evident in their lives, and it is infused in every ministry they touch. I believe you will see that tonight.
The next generation is worth all the investment we can pour into them. If it doesn’t seem to be sinking in and you feel like you are spinning your wheels, here’s a good thought from last Wednesday night: Don’t give up; LOOK up.
The same power that raised Christ from the dead is available to us, too. That ye may know “…what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,” Ephesians 1:19–20