Can God use High Schoolers to reach out to the world for Jesus Christ? You better believe He can!!! And it’s very exciting!!!
For the fifth year, I had the honor to teach twice-per week through the month of January an Evangelism Class at Jesse Remington High School, a local Christian High School.
Do 14-17-year-olds have the spiritual and emotional maturity to take in the deluge of information I wanted to share with them? Would these kids be able to handle it?
I was astonished EVERY class at how mature the students were. They paid excellent attention. They participated in the discussions so well! They asked great questions. It was sooooo encouraging!
And I think I may have titled this post incorrectly. These Teens really aren’t “Next-Generation” Evangelists. They’re “NOW” Evangelists! They’re ready to be used by the King of kings immediately!!!
I know what you’re thinking… “What good is learning head-knowledge if you don’t put it into practice?” Right???
That’s why I’m soooo thankful that the school allowed the students to miss a day and go down to Boston to evangelize in the Subway down there. You never know what will happen, but with God’s help, these Teens did GREAT!
I really wanted the kids to see for themselves that they can ignore the following lies from the enemy:
- Nobody is interested in talking about Jesus and eternity.
- They really need to keep their Christianity to themselves.
- Stranger Evangelism doesn’t work.
- God only uses “professional” Christians, not them.
- They need years of training to be used by God.
All of these are lies, and the Teens experienced for themselves that strangers really do stop to listen, they really do stop to talk, they really do take Gospel Booklets, and Bibles, and that Jesus really does use any of us for His Kingdom!
One of the young ladies said that it broke her heart to see so many people perishing apart from Christ, and how she wishes she could reach them all with God’s rescue plan. Now that is someone God can use!
One of the young men told me that he’s seriously considering becoming a full-time Evangelist.
I’ll let the photos show you what happened…
After we were done ministering in the subway, we had a ball eating yummy Falafel (none of them had ever tried it), getting some yummy drinks, and even some sushi (more on that below…)
Bottom line, these young men and women learned that God can use them to make an eternal difference. And they need to hear that and believe it, because the world is hammering them with lies to the contrary.
On the ride down I played for them the testimony of “The Man from George Street.” Have you heard of that? It’s super powerful and illustrates how God can use our meager “loaves and fishes” to do great things for His glory!
If you’ve never heard about the “Man from George Street,” or even if you have, please check out this short video…
To watch this video, either click on the video thumbnail above, or you can watch it directly on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/9rm9btmJavU.
I praise God for this opportunity to partner with the Christian School to spend time teaching these young people how to make Evangelism part of their life. Hallelujah!
If anyone wants me to provide similar training for your group, please contact me so we can chat about it.
Oh, and about that sushi. Well, when you have a group of Teens in the city, it can be really HILARIOUS to DARE them to eat baby octopi! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Don’t believe me, see the 2 and a half minute video below….
To watch this video, either click on the video thumbnail above, or you can watch it directly on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/aRsgpU0OGjE.
Jesus is STILL seeking and saving the Lost, and He’s still using you and me, and that’s exciting!
I pray that you’ll be as encouraged as we are!!!
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