Most important topic to you

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  1. tinytim

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    This is for all the youth here:
    What is the most important issue that you feel the church faces today?
     
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    Since there has been no posting on this topic, I'll share what's been on my heart.

    I think our greatest issue is communicating the Gospel and Biblical truth in a way to youth (and adults) that they will be grounded and Biblically mature as they transition to adulthood.

    I'm still pretty young - 26 - and I teach our teen Sunday school class. My desire is to see our teens mature spiritually and serve the Lord even while they are young.

    I'm not the youth pastor (though my college degree is pastoral ministry), but I do have a desire to teach our teens. So far, we have set up events like dinners where they serve adults and these have worked well.
     
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    Not a youth...but here is my opinion:

    The inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    Thanks, any teens want to tackle this one?
    I agree with you both, those are top ones.
     
  5. StefanM

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    Agreed with you there, Joseph.
     
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    Not going liberal or compromising their standards just to please the world; to allow church to become comfortable to the world. Good churches won't downgrade their standards just to get more people into church.
     
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    Definitely agree Clean1! I also think that music is an issue as well! To much contemporary and not enough hymns!
     
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    The whole dang spiritual left! Of coarse I'm dead in the middle of all that....
     
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    When I was a student at SWBTS and worked in the archives I noticed as I read old books that this subject has come up a the same time at the beginning of each century for the last several centuries. So if is not an old issue. I am sure it easily dates back to Paul's time when 2 Timothy was written.

    I believe the greatest issue facing the American church is disobedience in its failure to embrace scripture, its settling for pleasure and a life of ease in its refusal to seriously make disciples.
     
  10. TaterTot

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    a big one in our youth group is worship styles and conflicts
     
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    Not generously giving Tuff love to the fake and lukewarm Christians. i.e. make them choose our loving Father and His family or friendship with the enemy of God and His children, Satan......They make us look like hypocrites.

    Off-topic I am 17
     
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    Hi Andross,

    That is a very interesting answer. I would love to pick your brain about that a bit if I may. How do you determine who the genuine Christians and who the fake or lukewarm Christians are? Also, how do you make them choose between God and Satan? To whom do they make you look like hypocrites and how do they do that?

    Thanks,

    Joseph Botwinick [​IMG]
     
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    Hi Joseph

    My abridged answers are the following. </font>
    • 1. I am not sure that it can be done. 2. I took Titus 3:10 out of context. 3. Pagans 4. For example Gossiping and foolish use of money.</font>
    Bless you, Joseph, for picking my brain [​IMG]

    Andross
     
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    I would say looking at others the way Christ would look at them many times we just look at the outside of a person and what they look like to see if they should come into the church we forget that Salvation knows no boundaries.
     
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    I think the biggest problem in churches is that the church does not understand real worship. We get caught up in what everyone is wearing or not liking the style of music that is being played that we forget to worship God.

    The church needs to realize that worship DOES NOT equal music. I believe that you can worship through music. However it is not the only way to worship. You can worship through service, reading the Bible, or prayer. (Just a few off the top of my head) To say that they do not sing the style of music I like so I can’t worship is bull. You can worship with out music. I personally prefer to use music in my private worship times. Music can certainly put you in the mood to worship but it is not worship. There is soo much more to worship than what song is being played. If you spend the whole worship service thinking about how much you hate southern gospel or how much you hate contemporary Christian music then you are going to miss out on meeting with God. (I believe worship is meeting with God)
     
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    That is wonderful, GMG, that you understand that at such an early age. You must go to an awesome church [​IMG]

    Seriously, I am praoud that you know that and already understand personal worship. I dont think even most adults get that.
     
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    I would also I have to say I feel the same way as GMG She is such a smart girl
     
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