Wednesday, June 07, 2006
An Urge for Discernment
We are getting ready to study discernment in our youth ministry. It was not my first choice, but it is what the Lord showed me is the most needed right now. There are so many insidious influences attacking the church right now. I can empathize with Jude when he said in Jude 3, "Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints."
Jude's entire message in his short letter is to be discerning and defend the faith.
Here are some of the issues we will look at in our study of discernment over the next few weeks.
What is discernment?
Is discernment or discrimination a bad thing? What makes it good or bad?
How can we grow in our discernment.
Where is the church being attacked? How do we respond to those attacks?
I pray for the leaders of the youth, that during this month, as we study through Jude and teach through discernment, that the Lord would give us wisdom and help us to grow in our discernment.