We want to encourage you to be in God’s Word, so God’s Word is in you, then your impact will be great on today’s student culture.
Every minister, even every Christian, knows the importance and the value of God’s Word. In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence of the Church placing a priority on Scripture in the life of the Body of Christ.
God’s Word has life-changing power with eternal accuracy . . .
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. —Isaiah 55:10-11
God’s Word produces divine light and repels darkness and sin . . .
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. —Psalm 119:105
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. —Psalm 119:11
God’s Word is both offense and defense on our behalf . . .
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. —Hebrews 4:12
In just four short passages we see the amazing resource we have available to us in the Bible.
In your student ministry, you would be hard pressed to find an ally as effective in changing the lives of students as Scripture. The key is finding unique ways to get your students into the Word and the Word into your students.
Think about the ways you encourage your students to spend time in God’s Word, beyond just “Hey kids, you need to read your Bibles.” Do they see the importance and the power of God’s Word in your own life? Do you share your insights from your own study with them? When you counsel students, is Scripture a normal part of your dialogue? If the answer is yes—great. If the answer is no, then what a great time of year to change that direction for you and your ministry.
Isn’t it awesome that God Himself said when we speak out His Word that He will insure it does the job for those who hear it and never return to us empty? There aren’t too many fail-safes in ministry, but this is one of the few. We want to encourage you to be in God’s Word, so God’s Word is in you, then your impact will be great on today’s student culture. And that’s the bottom line of why you minister and we exist.