Jonathan Painter - Asst. Pastor at Lincoln Baptist Church
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.” Daniel 3:16
These three young men in the third chapter of Daniel flatly refused, before the king and his staff, to bow before the image of gold and worship it. Every Christian-minded individual now reads this story and praises the actions of the three Hebrew boys, but few actually are willing to take such a stand themselves.
Ryan Pledger - Asst. Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;”
I have been asked the question “why I am a preacher?” I would like to answer that question in the best way that I can. When I was asked this question, I took time to think and ponder on it, and I came to the following conclusion.
Jonathan Painter - Assistant Pastor, Lincoln Baptist Church
Sadly, it seems that among the youth of our profession there is a certain lack of identity. So many young preachers prefer to see which way the wind blows before they take a public position. I thank God that I had a good Godly father who as my preacher showed me how to take a stand for truth even when truth was not popular. This training my Father instilled in me was only reinforced by Dr. Gray II and the staff at Texas I.B.S. (TBC) when I went to college. Now I am a young man serving as an assistant Pastor at the Lincoln Baptist Church and I can assure you that I am not seeking my “inner-self” but I know what I believe because I see the truth for what it is and I learned years ago to stand on truth.
As the editor of Young Preachers of America I want to make perfectly clear my identity and the identity of this site. I also want to challenge every young true Gospel-preaching preacher in America to establish their identity and stand on the truth of God’s Word.
Raymundo Vidaure - Assistant Pastor at Arlington Baptist Church (El Cerrito, CA.)
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:” - Deuteronomy 6:6
If there is one thing that Christians struggle more with on a day to day basis, it would be the fact that it is today. There are seemingly endless possibilities in what can happen today. The hardest part sometimes is realizing that God always holds today whether or not we know what is going to happen. I believe that more Christians fall because of what happens or what didn’t happen today. Perhaps prayer time was missed this morning; that can affect today. Say, perchance, morning devotions were missed; that can affect today. God has given us some surefire ways in which to keep the battle of today victorious so that we can reach the battle of tomorrow. Let us look at the following verse for some help.
Every generation has a responsibility and a duty, which is to properly guide the next generation in the nurturing and admonition of the Lord. My generation unfortunately is not guiding the following generation correctly.