What I Would Tell Every “Christian” Teen
What I have seen among Christian teens in our area is something that, I am certain, is true in other parts of our country. Upon graduation from high school Christian teens, not a few, graduate from their churches. I simply mean that the teens leave, as if they were never a part of that local church.
For sake of brevity, I would warn all those who work with Christian teens; and I would warn every Christian teen. Warning: When you grow up in an environment where you hear the Word of God continually, you must know that rejecting the Word of God will make you to have hardness of heart; while receiving and obeying the Word of God will allow growth in the knowledge of God and in love for Him.
Some people think that Christian schools and summer camps will fix their teens; but, in reality, those entities will only present other opportunities for the students to become either harder or softer [in heart] to the Lord. Hence, I would tell every professing Christian teen the same thing I said last week. Learn to love the Word of God and the God of the Word. Obey His Word.
Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.