Fire…the power of pentecost. the unashamed experience with pentecost will energize a generation to wake up out of the funk and be the powerful movement they are destined to be. a lot has been said about the passionless generation we minister to. these kids are overentertained and overindulged in worldly ways, but underchallenged when it comes to the things of God. what will it take to wake them out of their slumber. the message bible says this in Proverbs 4:7″ Watching the mindless crowd stroll by,I spotted a young man without any sense” we are dealing with a generation that gives no thought to their actions or consequences. It’s time to simply preach the word…the full word and pray for the power of god to grip this generation. the success of youth ministry is not contingent on slick marketing, cool t-shirts, great programs or an amazing websight. the success of youth ministry is contingent on whether or not God stretches out His hand and touches this generation. we, now more than ever, need a touch from God on our lives so we can in turn touch this generation.
Just a few random thoughts as i get ready to preach to a group of students on the Fire of pentecost…if you are a youth minister, then stand up and preach and pray for whoever will listen and expect God’s hand to move!