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We as the pastoral team join with the entire LUC congregation in commending our youth for executing very grace-filled and articulate ministries to the entire congregation during our worship services and restoration service throughout this month of August, being our youth month.

In particular we have all been inspired to embrace the grace of youthfulness so that we love and serve the lord with spiritual vigour irrespective of our age or current situations in life. May we continue to tap into the assured grace of renewal as we reflect on the usefulness of our youthfulness as indicated in these verses. “If only I could be as in months gone by, in the days when God watched over me, when His lamp shone above my head, and I walked through darkness by His light! I would be as I was in the days of my youth when God’s friendship b rested on my tent,..”-Job 29:1- 4

“He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle.”- Psalm 103:5 “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: but they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”- Isaiah 40:30-31
 “The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.”- Proverbs 20:29 As we conclude the youth month today we are reminded of the benefits of a well nurtured youth both for the youth themselves and our society as a whole. Our youth ministry anchor passage below explicitly indicates the blessings of a well nurtured youth that we continue to pray and urge every youth, parent and stakeholder in youth to continually foster:

“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets”- Psalm 144:11-15

Essentially this passage underscores that a well nurtured youth becomes a source of this significant expressions of mutual benefit to them and society. Firstly, prosperity …our barns will be filled with every kind of provision, secondly productivity. Our sheep will increase by thousands, by tens of thousands in our fields; our oxen will draw heavy loads and finally principled and disciplined lifestyles… there will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets..

The Apostle Paul also assures the young minister Timothy of these significant blessings of being a well nurtured youth in this life and eternally in these words. “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ….Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you…Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress…. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”-1Timothy 4:11-15

Apostle John also affirms the blessing of a well nurtured youth thus:
“..I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. ... “-1 John 2:14

Therefore as we conclude this youth month which has been executed to help the youth to activate the grace for significant transformation under the theme #ULTIMATECHANGE we pray that each youth in particular will walk in this newness of life and grace for God’s highest glory.


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