Among the young men in our independent fundamental Baptist churches there is one major attribute of leadership that is noticeably lacking. This attribute is DISCIPLINE! You may say, “Oh, I have discipline!” Then to you I would offer a “test of discipline”
HERE IS THE FIRST TEST!
How is your cleanliness? Teenager, is your room clean and clean consistently? College student is your dorm room consistently neat and tidy? Do you have junk stashed under your bed or in your drawers to hide it from plain view? These represent lapses of discipline. It takes discipline to consistently put things back where they go and to keep an area clean despite a hectic schedule.
Dr. Steve Heidenreich
So many times we think that the world of missions is someplace far from us. We must realize that we are standing on the mission field every day. We need to be careful that we are not so interested in reaching people in a far distant field that we ignore the people around us. When Jesus said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” He meant everyone around us. Many people will give their finances to see people saved around the world, and never win people to Christ in their own area.
EDITORS FORWARD - We are living in a day and an age in our nation where our young men need to take a spiritual interest in the secular matters of our nation. As young preachers of America, it is our obligation to pray for as well as preach to our great nation. Sadly, I fear we often fall short in the area of prayer in regards to our nation. It is time for our young men to pay attention to the matters facing our nation so they know what they are needing to pray for at this present time. The article below was written by Pastor Painter who gave the permission for us to use it on this site. Please take the time, not only to read this article, but also to pray for the people, for the future of this great country. MAY WE STRIVE TO BE IN EVERY ASPECT, YOUNG PREACHERS OF AMERICA!
Pastor Todd Painter
The first reason why many people, who are dedicated to religious freedom and Christian values, voted for President Trump is coming this Tuesday evening. The President is going to publicly announce his Supreme Court Justice nominee and Christians are waiting with much anticipation.
Since the death of Justice Scalia, a strict Constitutionalist, the Supreme Court has been operating without a ninth justice. During the presidential campaign, Mr. Trump released a list of people he would consider nominating for that seat. Today, President Trump said that he would announce his pick this coming Tuesday night.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley