Church of Christ
2307 Lebanon Road; Nashville, TN, 37214 * (615) 883-6918www.lebanonroadchurchofchrist.org
Volume 58, No.33 August 15, 2010
Joe Adams773-2331 Johny Baker758-7654Ralph Brewer871-4849 Wayne Davidson758-2705Earl Flynn889-1659Ted Fox754-7607Steve Ledbetter889-8614 Jim Schroeder754-8990Cliff Wilson889-6477
JD Buckner(731) 336-4768
The late and beloved Ira North used to
state that a congregation should go “allout for the young people.” In his classic
, he wrote,Of course our first and foremost concern is that these young peo-ple have a solid foundation in theBible. We havegone all out toprovide an excel-lent teaching pro-gram, excellent facilities, and realcare and concernabout the teaching program. (page112)I love our education pro-gram here at LebanonRoad (including our adult classes). As Iobserve each week, our teachers put forth real effort to teach the Bible inmeaningful and memorable ways. Eachteacher is to be commended, as are those who prepare our curriculum.It is also evident that our youth program
goes “all out” for our young people. JD
plans solid activities and Emory hasbeen a great help in that work this sum-
mer. The “fruit” of that work is seen in
the work, service, and attitude of our young people.It is also worth mentioning that our eld-
ers firmly believe in going “all out” for
our young people.These programsand activities would not bedone, if not ap-proved by ourelders. They over-see the work, andstrive to makeeverything donehere for our chil-dren and young people as helpful as possible.Now, what about us? Do we each feel a
responsibility to go “all out” for our
young people?Some may read those words and auto-matically come up with all sorts of ex-cuses:
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“All Out for the Young People”
ence our young people need.
What can you do? It doesn’t take much, but you can go“all out.”
Provide a listening ear to a young person who is hurt-ing.
Teach, or be a helper, in a Bible class.
Spend serious time in prayer for our young people.
Pray often for JD, Emory, and our class teachers.
Live with a positive outlook (and a smile) so our young people can see the joy you have in Christ.
Host a youth devotional or other activity.
These are not “huge” things, but they show our young
people that you care. And they help our congregation go
“all out” for our young people
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“I’m too old now.”
“I’ve raised my kids. It’s time for someone else toraise these kids.”
“These kids today don’t like old people.”
“I don’t have kids of my own. Why would these young people listen to me?”
And on and on it goes. Excuse after excuse.Then we turn to the Bible. In it, we see that Jesus wanted the children to come to Him (Matthew 19:14).Paul wrote that Timothy, though young, was to be anexample (1 Timothy 4:12). Many times, God used young people to accomplish amazing things.If we are going to sit back and state that our young people face great temptations in our world, then weshould also step up and help them face those tempta-tions. We, of all people, should be the positive influ-