Youth Ministry

Jeramiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Woodbridge Youth Department Mission:
To do all within our power to ensure that every one of our youth are aware that God loves them and that He has a unique plan and purpose for their life. We will also help to prepare them for life, relationships, service, and leadership.
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“Some may think that Christ, because he was the Son of God, did not have temptations as children now have. The Scriptures say he was tempted in all points like as we are tempted. And Satan made stronger attacks upon Christ than he will ever make upon us……
So Children, you can never be tempted in so determined and cruel a manner as was our Saviour. Satan was upon his path every moment. The strength of Christ was in prayer. He had taken humanity, and he bore our infirmities and became sin or us. Christ retired to the groves or mountains with the world and everything else shut out. He was alone with his Father…..
As Christ is our example in all things, if we imitate his example in earnest, importunate prayer to God that we may have strength in his name who never yielded to the temptation of Satan to resist the devices of the wily foe, we shall not be overcome by him. Children and youth, if you would be kept from paths of sin, as you are not experienced in discerning the devices of Satan, your only safety is in prayer. Lay open all the secrets of the heart to the search of the infinite Eye, and plead with God to make you pure and strong, and to arm you completely for the great conflicts of life. Faith grows by conflicts with doubt, virtue gathers strength by the resistance of temptation.” – Youth Instructor, April 1st, 1873
Many want to believe that the challenges of today are more intense and harder to navigate than in previous years. But God’s Word say, “there is nothing new under the sun.”
What has been is what will be,
and what has been done is what will be done,
and there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said,
“See, this is new”?
It has been already
in the ages before us.
– Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 –
The God that is the same yesterday, today, and forever is fully capable to help us all to navigate every single challenge and temptation that we encounter in life, no matter how great it may be. We will all feel overwhelmed at times, we will all experience fear, but we must trust that He understands and sympathizes. We must believe that He cares, and having confidence in Him we can move forward with faith and trust in Him overriding our fears. We must remember that “fear is an emotion, faith is an attitude of trust, focus is a choice. The sinking of our spirit is the result of the sinking of our faith.” Stress… fear… faith…. they are all choices that we make. Let us choose faith over fear, victory over sin, and allow the Holy Spirit to complete the work that He has begun in us, and bring to fruition the marvelous plan that He has for our lives.