God, Our Father - the Church, Our Mother

Yesterday the youth group at Kenefick Southern Baptist Church shared about their experiences at youth camp. All of our youth who spoke mentioned things that were helpful to the congregation. One young lady read Psalm 142 where King David cries out to God for deliverance. Her testimony was encouraging as she mentioned the things she learned not only from the solid teaching of the Word of God, but the gospel fellowship that resulted as the youth and their counselors engaged in discussions at the various activities and even during the down time at camp. Another young lady who has a burden to help her friends who are struggling with various problems shared that her time away from social media. B

The Sacrifices That Lead to Praise

Through [Jesus] then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. (Hebrews 13:15-16, ESV). Last week I was one of three church members who was serving God as children’s camp counselors. I saw many good things take place – strong Christ-centered preaching, music that exalted Christ, children surrendering to Jesus, college students who lovingly sacrificed time and income to serve as camp leaders, friendships were formed and lives were changed. While all of us will likely rejoice at hearing about these glorious events, how many of u

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