When you want to teach teenagers about serving, teens will trust someone they see living what they teach.
A lot of young people are having fun and learning about leadership at Teen Action Night.
People can learn about the future by studying the good and bad in church history. There are goods and bads in every person and every organization. Improving what went well and avoiding the mistakes will help a church and the teens grow.
Becky told the young folks that they're loved by Christ whether they serve or not, but serving brings blessings and helps everyone grow. Serving makes good things happen in a neighborhood, in a city and in the world! You can't work to pay for the right to go to heaven. Salvation is being saved by God from our sin as we believe in Christ. Salvation is already paid for!
Here are a few of the leadership verses that the young people heard.
Hebrews 6:10 "God is fair. He will not forget the work you did and the love you showed for him by helping his people. And he will remember that you are still helping them."
I Peter 4:10 "Each of you received a spiritual gift. God has shown you his grace in giving you different gifts. And you are like servants who are responsible for using God’s gifts. So be good servants and use your gifts to serve each other."
Colossians 3:23-24 "In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were working for the Lord, not for men. 24 Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord Christ."
Here Are Some Things To Pray About This Week
1. The YWAPBuffalo Director Becky Rogowski and Pastor Mark Robshaw are attending a meeting at South Park High School regarding greater community engagement. Pray that they can learn new ways to teach young people to respect themselves and their neighbors.
2. This week's Teen Action Night. Please pray for the youth to be teachable and the mentors to increase.
3. The Buffalo Police Engagement Team will be taking six young people from Teen Action Night to Saturday night's Buffalo Sabre's hockey game. Please pray for teachable mentoring moments between the Police and the teens.
4. Nine Minute Speakers - Each week we invite a guest speaker to share a life story for nine minutes. Please pray for God to send more speakers our way who have a heart for Christ and compassion for young people.