The Only Foundation for Youth Ministry

from the Gospel Coalition by Josh Cousineau

Love youth enough to win them with the foundation truth of Jesus, his love, his forgiveness for their wrongdoing, his loving acceptance, and most of all his sacrifice, which made it possible to be right with God the Father. Many pastors have observed, “What you win them with is what you win them to.” I want students to be won to Jesus, not jokes and games. I must trust in the Spirit, not my amazing programs, to work in my midst.

We’re called to build our lives on the firm foundation of Christ, the chosen, precious cornerstone, and we will not be put to shame (1 Peter 2.4-7). I don’t know about you, but I have seen God as more than faithful in my life. There will always be another method of how to do youth ministry, or the best way to reach students. Let’s take God at his word and build our ministries on Jesus and Jesus alone. He is the only firm foundation your students need.


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Quick Hits….

The death of Michael Jackson-tragic… as strange in death as he was in life…so sad how so many actually worship Michael Jackson, a man….as Timmy Brister put it, Michael Jackson is dead but THE King is alive….

SC Governor Mark Sanford’s admission after missing for five days that he has been unfaithful to his wife-…the second I heard Sanford had left and not told anyone, I figured sex was involved….he can kiss his hopes of a presidential bid goodbye, and he should….

Obama irritated by question during press conference– hilarious and expected….amazing how he handles things when he doesnt have a teleprompter….kudos to Major Garrett of FOX News for having some guts…

Obama administration invitation to Iranian diplomats to July 4th parties– another sign of a weak leader.

Ann Coulter on Obama and the Iranian protests– “So when a beautiful Iranian woman, Neda Agha Soltan, was shot dead in the streets of Iran during a protest on Saturday and a video of her death ricocheted around the World Wide Web, Obama valiantly responded by … going out for an ice cream cone. (Masterful!) ”

Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting– Praise God for the commitment of Dr. Johnny Hunt…..i wasnt crazy about a special resolution for Obama being elected president, but pleased the convention made it clear where they stood on Obamas policies….Amen to delegates for ejecting Fort Worth, TX church for accepting homosexual members….i pray this is the beginnign of the convention placing more emphasis on the Gospel rather than gitchy programs and slogans

Rick Warren keynote speaker at Muslim conference…….surprise, surprise…Rev. Pragmatic is consistent if nothing else and still in my opinion, a false prophet…Canada Free Press reports, ” The Islamic Society of North America  (ISNA), an organization with ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups, will hold its annual convention—the largest yearly gathering of Muslims on the continent—in Washington, D.C. over the Fourth of July weekend. And the keynote speaker will be Reverend Rick Warren, founder and senior minister of the Saddleback Church, an evangelical mega-church located in Lake Forest, California…