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In our church, once the youth get married, the newly weds do not  participate actively in the youth ministry. They feel they're too young to join Women ministry or Adventist Men Organization because those who actively participate there are relatively older than them.

I feel like they're sitting on their talent instead of using them to serve God. Its not right to just sit back and be a back bencher in church. They are not in the church choir, not literature evangelism, nor the Masterguide department. This is very sad.

So my question is where do they fall in service God? Does our church have a ministry where these newly weds can comfortably serve God?

But then I read Romans 1:16 - "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God to salvation to everyone.........."

Are they ashamed of the Gospel? Please help.

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LATTER RAIN POSTPONED: WHAT'S THE DIVINE SOLUTION TO THIS DIVINE PROBLEM?

ARE WE ASKING GOD TO SURRENDER TO US WHILE WE HAVE YET TO COMPLY TO HIS WISHES? YOU TELL ME! OTHERWISE, WE ARE MAKING OR HAVING A PROFESSION OF FAITH WITH AN ATHEISTIC PRACTICE...FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD...WE NEED A FAITH THAT WORKS!

 

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF REFORMATION? IT IS VICTORY OVER SIN, NOT AN EMOTIONAL FEELING--MATT 16:42, 39

The great outpouring of the Spirit of God, which lightens the whole earth with His glory, will not come until we have an enlightened people, that KNOW BY EXPERIENCE what it means to be laborers together with God. When we have entire, wholehearted consecration to the service of Christ, God will recognize the fact by an outpouring of His Spirit without measure; but this will not be while the largest portion of the church are not laborers together with God.--Review and Herald, July 21, 1896. {ChS 253.2}

 

SO HERE IS THE QUESTION, WHAT IS THE DIVINE SOLUTION TO SUCH A DIVINE PROBLEM...? To my ministering brethren I would say, Prosecute this work with tact and ability. Set to work the young men and the young women in our churches. Combine the medical missionary work with the proclamation of the third angel's message. Make regular, organized effort to lift the churches out of the dead level into which they have fallen and have remained for years. Send into the churches workers who will set the principles of health reform in their connection with the third angel's message before every family and individual. Encourage all to take a part in work for their fellowmen, and see if the breath of life will not quickly return to these churches. {TM 415.2}

 

REFORMATION TIES INTO VICTORY OVER SIN WHICH INVOLVES BREAKING THE LOVE CONNECTION--THE LOVE CONNECTION WE HAVE TO ANYTHING THAT WE DO, WHETHER IN BODY, MIND, OR SPIRIT, ETC, THAT IS CONTRARY TO GOD'S WILL...PEOPLE JUST WON'T GIVE UP THINGS THEY LOVE...HENCE, IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT WE ARE NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP FOR CHRIST, IT MEANS THAT, WHATEVER THAT THING IS, THERE IS A LOVE CONNECTION THERE. THERE IS NO IF, BUT, MAYBE, LET'S CUT TO THE CHASE. PERIOD! IT IS WHAT IT IS...WE CANNOT BE STUBBORN IN OUR OWN WAYS, WHILE WE SEEK FOR THE OUTPOURING OF GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT--1SAM 15:23...WE NEED TO CHANGE, BUT GOD DOES NOT..NEITHER DOES HIS PRINCIPLES...

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

SOULS--WITHIN AND WITHOUT--CHURCH: JAM 5:20; MATT 23:15; REV 14:5, 6; MATT 3:4-8; MATT 21:12-16

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

MOTIVES--REV 3:19, 21, 22; MATT 3:8; REV 14:7

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

MESSAGE--MATT 3:12; REV 14:7; PRO 8:13; AMOS 5:15; DEUT 6:25; PS 119:172

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

WORK--MATT 15:24; REV 7:3; COL 1:25-28; 1 JN 3:1-3; REV 3:21; HEB 11:7

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

DRESS--LIFESTYLE--DIET--MATT 3:1-4; DEUT 4:5,6; PHIL 4:8; MATT 3:4; NUM 15:38, 39; 1 PET 2:9; 1 SAM 14:33 ((TRUTH MUST BE NOT JUST KNOWN AND PREACHED; BUT IT MUST BE LIVED OR DEMONSTRATED.))

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

HOME--HEB 11:5; ROM 10:17; REV 14:15; MATT 13:38-39

 

REFORMATION INVOLVES:

HOLY SPIRIT--AC 5:32; ROM 11:30; ROM 1:16; MK 1:9-13

 

 

Converted Sinners Live a New Life

 

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:25, 26, NKJV. {BLJ 356.1}

 

Many who speak to others of the need of a new heart do not themselves know what is meant by these words. The youth especially stumble over this phrase, “a new heart.” They do not know what it means. They look for a special change to take place in their feelings. This they term conversion. Over this error thousands have stumbled to ruin, not understanding the expression “Ye must be born again.” {BLJ 356.2}

Satan leads people to think that because they have felt a rapture of feeling, they are converted. But their experience does not change. Their actions are the same as before. Their lives show no good fruit. They pray often and long, and are constantly referring to the feelings they had at such and such a time. But they do not live the new life. They are deceived. Their experience goes no deeper than feeling. They build upon the sand, and when adverse winds come, their house is swept away. {BLJ 356.3}

Many poor souls are groping in darkness, looking for the feelings which others say they have had in their experience. They overlook the fact that the believers in Christ must work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. The convicted sinners have something to do. They must repent and show true faith. {BLJ 356.4}

When Jesus speaks of the new heart, He means the mind, the life, the whole being. To have a change of heart is to withdraw the affections from the world, and fasten them upon Christ. To have a new heart is to have a new mind, new purposes, new motives. What is the sign of a new heart? A changed life. There is a daily, hourly dying to selfishness and pride. {BLJ 356.5}

Some make a great mistake by supposing that a high profession will compensate for real service. But a religion which is not practical is not genuine. True conversion makes us strictly honest in our dealings with our fellow beings. It makes us faithful in our everyday work. All sincere followers of Christ will show that the religion of the Bible qualifies them to use their talents in the Master’s service. . . . {BLJ 356.6}

It is the noble principles which are brought into the work that make it wholly acceptable in the Lord’s sight. True service links the lowliest of God’s servants on earth with the highest of His servants in the courts above.—Youth’s Instructor, Sept. 26, 1901. {BLJ 356.7}

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