Since the start of the school year, the youth have been studying the Book of Ruth. This is and has been a neglected book of the Bible, but has always been close to my heart. It contains truths about God and his providential plan of salvation which are often missed.
During this study, the students have been able to take an in-depth look into the lives of a person who was an outsider and was lost. But, by the grace of God, she is redeemed by Boaz and then becomes part of God’s chosen people. This account not only resonates with teens, but with all believers. This idea that God does not care about class or status, but rather about the heart, is a sentiment which needs to be shared more often than it is. Most of the time when we tell others about the grace which God has given, we tell those who are around us and close to us. Yes, they need to hear the Gospel, but so do the poor and the needy, those people you pass on the street who are in desperate need.
Out of this study has come the Youth Ministry’s next event. In an effort to be directly involved with the ministry of mercy the Youth have partnered with the Lake Norman Pregnancy Center to help them provide for the physical needs of others — those who may not always be in our social circles, but need the love of God to be shown in their lives. This gives the youth the opportunity to be directly involved with helping provide for the physical needs of others – living out their authentic faith in Christ. They will be showing their faith through deeds. In this, and in all endeavors, please pray for the Youth ministry here at SouthLake.
If you would like to be a part of the Youth Ministry at SouthLake please contact Dan Doll via our Contact Form.