Grieving our Losses 12- Grieving Singleness

Grieving Our LossesDay 12- Grieving SinglenessAiselyn Mason“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” (Psalm 37:5, ESV) We all want to be loved in one way or another—by our families, our friends, and especially by a significant other. We often desire this so fiercely that we tend to look for our worth in the people that surround us. We seek their approval in all our actions, and…

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What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to Know 7- Sunday Selah

What Older Christians Want Younger Ones to KnowDay 7- Sunday SelahRuth P. McDonald“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16, ESV)“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!” (Psalm 95:6, ESV)One blessing we enjoy no matter what age we…

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What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to Know 6- Weekly Thoughts

What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to KnowDay 6- Weekly ThoughtsRuth P. McDonald“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” (Proverbs 9:9, ESV)“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, ESV)“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1, ESV)We’ve…

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What Older Christians Want Younger Ones to Know 5-Let Us Teach You

What Older Christians Want Younger Ones to KnowDay 5- Let Us Teach YouRuth P. McDonald“Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.” (Psalm 34:11, ESV)“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4, ESV)“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy…

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What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to Know 4- Mutually Rewarding Relationship with Us

What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to KnowDay 4- Mutually Rewarding Relationship with UsRuth P. McDonald“Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:5, ESV)“Train the young women to love their husbands and children.” (Titus 2:4, ESV)“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21,…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 7: Help Where Help Is Needed

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 7: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28, ESV) “Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves,…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 6: Being Authentic

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 6: Being Authentic “Whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33, ESV) “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” (John 14:6, ESV) “Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 5: Reaching Beyond Our Walls

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 5: Reaching Beyond Our Walls “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Matthew 5:14-15, ESV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 4: Being an Encourager

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 4: Being an Encourager “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, ESV) “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” (James 1:19, ESV) Have you ever received some upsetting news—failing a test, or getting fired from your job, or maybe even the death…

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The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers 3: Mentoring Your Younger Christian Friends

The Joy of Church Connection for Young Believers Day 3: Mentoring Your Younger Christian Friends Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6, ESV) Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1, ESV) When I was younger, I heard the word “mentor” a lot in church, school, and even in casual conversations. I…

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