"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, and in purity" (Timothy 4:12)
Youth Bible Study Devotions
Young people are an integral part of every society because they hold the key to continuity and hope for a better future. Christian youth are an essential component of the Church. As a Christian, you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and have chosen to lead a holy life here on earth. We all know that this journey is not easy and is full of challenges. However, choosing to follow Christ is the single most important decision you will ever make in your life. It is important to remain focused as a Christian even as you go to school, attend college, hang out with friends, or spend time with your family. Spiritualbridge.org is an informative and resourceful website that can help you stay focused, achieve your goals and make a difference as a youth for Christ.
What is Spiritual Bridge and Why Is It Important to Christian Youth?
Spiritual Bridge is a great online resource for Christians all over the world. It teaches Christians how to lead honest, decent lives according to the Scriptures and in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ. The site covers topics that affect all Christians. Some of the topics covered include marriage, spiritual wellness, parenting, family lives and, of course, how to be a successful youth for Christ.
Advice for young Christian adults: “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the year’s approach when you will grow old and say, ‘I find no pleasure in life anymore.’” Ecclesiastes 12:1. The Lord wants you to remember Him even as you enjoy your youth. You should always remember to obey his commands, read the Bible often, pray, and lead a holy life. As a young person, it is very easy to fall into temptation. There is a lot of peer pressure, with friends enticing you into all sorts of vices.
As a young person, it can sometimes be tough to say no to the temptations of this world. However, by keeping good company of fellow Christians, by avoiding friends who exert undue pressure on you and by regularly reading the Bible, you will be able to keep away from sin. You can also get plenty of help and support from your parents if they are Christians, advice from a local youth pastor in your area, a school counselor, and helpful online resources such as Spiritual Bridge.
Spiritualbridge.org contains numerous articles written by experienced Christians on how to be a good Christian youth. These items have been authored by experienced writers, pastors, and youth counselors who understand the challenges that young people experience in today’s modern world. If you read these articles regularly, you will receive advice and guidance on how to read your Bible and how to pray. You can also place prayer requests through the website and have intercessors pray for you. Young Christians also receive the latest information about youth for Christ events such as music concerts, plays, Bible recitals, and plenty more.
Young People are Today's Leaders
A lot of adults tend to consider today’s young people as the leaders of tomorrow. However, the Bible tells frequent stories of young people who make positive and influential leaders. No one is instructed to wait until they are more mature or knowledgeable to take God’s work seriously. Instead, youth should rise and become men and women of integrity. They should lead by example and shine in whatever capacity they can. The Bible says, “Let no man despise the youth, but let the youth be an example of believers in conversation, in word, in spirit, in charity, in faith and purity” 1 Tim. 4:12. These are the words of Paul to a much younger believer, Timothy. The Lord calls young people to be leaders, to shine and excel in their spiritual walk with God. This is what being a youth for Christ is all about. It means being exemplary, young leaders who are a credit to the community and a shining example to others. The book of Isaiah 40:30-31 says, “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings.”
Inspirational Articles for Christian Youth
Young people need to be inspired to realize the potential they hold. One of the best ways of getting inspired is to read informative articles regularly. These articles are written by counselors, pastors, staff members at Spiritual Bridge, and other worthy authors. All are inspired by the teachings of Christ and are based on the Bible. The Bible asks youth for Christ to do everything without grumbling or arguing so they may become blameless and pure. The information contained in this Christian guide provides advice to young people on how to work diligently and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
This is in accordance with the scripture that says, “You will eat the fruit of your labor.” You can read articles that teach you how to study and be successful in your studies, how to build successful, Christian-based friendships, how to muster courage to speak confidently in public, and also how to relate with adults. Our articles guide, encourage, advise, inform, and teach you all about becoming a happy, prosperous, and Godly Christian youth, instilling you with the values, ideals, and discipline necessary in your walk with Christ.
A lot of the articles on the website will benefit any young person, especially youth for Christ. They are suitable for all Christian youth such as teenagers in Middle school, seniors in high school, and college students. Young adults and sub-adults will also greatly benefit from the articles and will learn Christian values and principles through the wisdom and inspiration of the authors. Apart from reading inspirational articles, you can place your prayer requests and have the team pray for all your needs anytime you want. All the articles are full of quotes from the Bible and are written in accordance with the word of God and the wisdom of men and women of God.
Benefits that Christian Youth Stand to Enjoy
The content found on Spiritualbridge.org provides spiritual nourishment to young Christians from teenagers to young adults. It is true that young people are faced with many challenges. Many young people often seek an identity, trying to identify with different ideologies and often have to deal with peer pressure and challenges of youth delinquency such as drug and substance abuse and so on. Fortunately, youth for Christ now have access to well researched and well-written articles that can be of help to them.
The website has a section titled Christian Youth where motivational, inspirational and educative articles can be found. We recommend all Christian youth to regularly log on to this site, check out the youth section and make use of the resources found here. Apart from the inspirational articles, young people can use the tools provided to search the Bible and find verses that will guide them, teach them and help them understand Scripture and Christian teachings. All these tools, articles, and resources are essential for modern day Christian youth who need to stand out from the rest and lead by example.
Examples of Exemplary Young People in the Bible
The Bible has numerous examples of youth who showed courage in the midst of danger and obedience when the Lord called. Young Joseph is an excellent example of an outstanding youth who stayed true to character despite numerous challenges from powerful people. Joseph worked for Potiphar, an Egyptian officer of high regard. However, Potiphar’s wife tempted Joseph into committing sin with her. Joseph declined, claiming it was a sin against God. He said, “How can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Genesis 39:9. Joseph was only 17 years old then but chose to stand by the word and do God’s bidding rather than commit sin. This kind of faithfulness to God saw him rise to become the most powerful man in Egypt right after Pharaoh.
Another endearing youth is young David. David was faithful to the Lord and was anointed when still very young and tending his father’s sheep. Even as a teenager, he took on the giant Philistine soldier Goliath and rose to become one of the greatest King’s of Israel. The Lord believed in David even in his youth and blessed him mightily. Mary of Nazareth was only a young girl when she was chosen to become the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. She led a holy and spiritual life. In Luke 1:46 she is quoted as saying, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” Her decision to lead a holy life is probably the reason why she was chosen, above all other women, to be the mother of Jesus, after a message from the angel of the Lord.
A Happy and Prosperous Life Awaits Young Christians
Sometimes it seems as if non-Christians have all the “fun” of living a secular life. It often appears like the life of Christian youth is dull and boring, with plenty of “don’ts”. However, there are numerous advantages and benefits of being a youth for Christ. Christians are called upon to lay down our lives to follow Jesus, and many benefits will come your way.
Enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus. All youth for Christ get to have Jesus Christ as a friend for life. He will become your mentor, teacher, guide, and role model. He will guide you through each and every situation in life, especially some of the most difficult ones.
Victory over sin: young Christians will get to have victory over the sin and the misery of this world. There are some things in this life that will make us feel miserable. As youth for Christ, you get to enjoy victory over conscious sin, and this will set you free from bondage and misery.
Happiness and success in earthly life: a lot of people often seek the formula for a happy and fruitful life. True happiness and success are found in Jesus Christ. You stand to enjoy great success and happiness as a young, committed Christian. The Bible says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, plans to give you a future and hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
A life of peace without anxiety: We all know that the world is a very uncertain place. There are numerous challenges such as earthquakes, financial problems, wars, economic crises and so much more. It may not be possible to find peace and tranquility in such a world. The Bible clearly teaches us that all things work for good for those who love God. This implies that regardless of what happens here on earth, the Lord will take care of you. As a young person and youth for Christ, you can go about your life without being anxious for nothing.
Eternal life with Jesus Christ: We all know that we are going to die some day. A lot of people fear death as it is the great unknown. Fortunately, as a youth for Christ, you have nothing to worry about. This is because as a Christian youth, you have eternal life in heaven, living with Christ Jesus for eternity. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me lives, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26.
Being a committed Christian and choosing to walk with the Lord is the best decision you will ever make. This journey is not easy but is very fulfilling. Christian youth need mentorship, guidance, and advice from other more experienced Christians. Reading informative and inspiring articles that enhance your faith and guide you in your Christian life is something you should regularly do. Spiritual Bridge provides you with articles and other resources that will strengthen your faith and support you in your walk with Christ.
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