Messages for young people must contain certain essential biblical bases. Youth pastors and youth leaders need to speak many important truths again and again. Here’s why:
Today I spent the morning at a school in North Carolina giving my presentation which we call “self esteem lessons To draw 100,000 people. I draw a lot of students, then I continue with the speech which, among other things, urges the children to stop comparing themselves to others, to accept themselves as the people God has made of them and to smile. Then it happened again.
Just five minutes after the lecture, we called the students together and I drew as many as I could in the remaining time. “Look at me and smile,” I said to the first teenager. “I’m not smiling,” he said. I stopped, looked at him sternly and said, “You didn’t hear anything I said, did you?”
In truth, he had heard, but the lesson had not penetrated. I said to the young teacher, “Just telling the students these things once is not enough for them to pass. The only way to change their behavior is for you to repeat it over and over again. Eventually, the lesson will “take” with some of them. »
Biblical messages for young people and adults
You need to repeat certain lessons over and over again in your messages for young people. “Let me remind you…” appears a lot in the epistles of the apostle Paul.
We need to emphasize 7 spiritual truths again and again in our messages for young people and adults. This way, listeners are more likely to really learn and benefit from them.
7 Bible messages for young people
Here are seven Bible truths that pastors need to keep telling people so they will eventually “understand.”
(The list of messages for young people is not meant to be exhaustive. You will think of other essential truths that you will need to hammer home again and again.)
1. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the only Savior.
That’s the theme of so many scriptures anyway, isn’t it? How could we not stay focused on the Lord Jesus – his identity, his life and ministry, his teachings, his leadership of the church and his place in our lives – if we are faithful to the Word?
Pastors and Youth Pastors: In your messages for youth and adults, keep talking about the Bible again and again. The theme never ends – “Why do we care so much about Jesus.” Recently a man from North Carolina (where I am in revival) related that the state legislature had voted to make a certain Baptist preacher his chaplain. Then they fired him when he refused to take”in the name of Jesusout of his prayers. And they call this perversion “inclusiveness”. Go figure.
(Note: Many New Testament prayers did not use the words “in the name of Jesus”, nor should we feel that ours must always do so. However, tell me that I must exclude Jesus from the prayer and I’m leaving.)
Jesus Christ is Lord, now and forever, and no one else is. Always stay focused on the Lord Jesus in your messages for young people and adults.
2. The church is an essential part of the Lord’s plan, now and forever.
And we’re certainly not just referring to your local congregation. As important as this is – it will surprise many lonely, myopic pastors – the Kingdom of God is more than your church.
When Jesus saved you, He knew something that you were about to discover: “You cannot live this new life in isolation. You need God’s family.” They hold you back, you hold them back. They instruct you and feed you; you turn around and do the same. This symbiosis has been God’s plan from the beginning.
“I will build my church,” said the Lord in Matthew 16:18. It is His and He builds it. The follower of Christ who claims to be able to live better for Christ without the church is insulting His Lord. The church leader who would run the Lord’s church “for Him” is asking for big trouble quickly.