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04-09-2022 – Saturday Youth Focus

The April youth focus event started with dinner served at 6:00, which included teriyaki chicken, lumpia, and for dessert the choice of strawberry or Oreo milkshakes. After eating, everyone gathered for a time of singing and then a fun group guessing game. The game required individuals to stand before the audience while a Bible character name was projected on the screen behind them. The individuals asked questions of the audience to try to determine the identity of the Bible character.

After the game, prayer requests were take and Erik Calhoun led in prayer. Then he guided a discussion on the credibility of God’s Word. He asked the group how many believed that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, that it is not limited by time and space, and why they believe it. Answers included that the Bible has stood the test of time, there is scientific and historical evidence to support it, there have been many fulfillments of Bible prophecies, and, perhaps most importantly, the spiritual evidence of personal testimonies of lives changed and miraculously answered prayers. Brother Erik reminded the young people that these evidences are not received by all people, and read them the verses in 1 Corinthians 1:18 and 2:14: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” and “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Brother Erik said the Bible is eternal and has no beginning or end; it is as relevant today as it was when it was first written. He encouraged the group to consider what it really means to believe the Word of God—to believe the promises of salvation, sanctification, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and be expecting the return of Christ. He closed by saying that those who are not sure whether or not God’s Word is true can pray and ask God to show them personally, and the session ended with a time of prayer.

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