Posted: May 20, 2020
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This Sundays Topic:
The Women God Uses
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Giving as of May 20, 2020
Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $326,787.00
Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . . . . $113,118.66
Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . $87,605.26
Needed for weekly budget . . . . . . $6,284.37
Tithes Received this week . . . . . . . $4,904.70
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From our Family and Music Minister
During this week, many young people will graduate from high school. They now have many decisions to make that will affect their future: What courses they take in college that will prepare them for work in the future; what friends they choose to remain close to that will influence them; they will make financial decisions that could hurt them for many years to come. However, most importantly, they will decide what they will do with God.
Of course, we can say that many young people who have been active in strong church groups will continue to be apart of the church. According to a new study from LifeWay Research, two-thirds (66%) of American young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly for at least a year as a teenager say they dropped out for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. Unfortunately, after the age of 22, many don’t return to church at all. I personally believe the decline in attendance comes from a lack of accountability from parents, youth ministers, and friends.
In reality, this pandemic has been a test of how our current young people will handle their newfound independence. With churches not meeting, the youth have lost most of their accountability. Sure, we provide weekly lessons for youth to interact with, but it’s so easy for them to gloss over the commitment.
However, as we analyze our young people, how have we as adults handled our places of worship being closed? Have we continued to hold ourselves accountable and growing in our faith? Do we take the time to study God’s Word or listen to online messages?
Young or old, we do not attend church just for socialization and entertainment. Of course, there is nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves as Christians and having a great time with church friends. But we should also attend church to build up our defenses to face a sinful society.
If you have gotten complacent in this time, I hope you will commit to set time aside daily for the Lord. If you are one of those many people who are faithfully studying your Bible and encouraging others, please continue to be faithful. It was so encouraging that I received a phone call today from someone who wanted to share with me how blessed they were by our past weeks’ service that someone had shared with them.
I look forward to the day when we can worship together again. Until then, I hope you continue to grow in God’s Word and be a light in some way to a world that is lost.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”
Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV