Shepherds Corner

God’s Blessing on Our Youth

This was reported to us by Les and Carol Rhodes on Sunday, June 23, 2019. "We're here at the Red River Family Encampment. Tom and Debby (Cote) set up the SIBI booth and displays of pictures, books and literature. They told us when they were in Dallas at the 'Lads to Leaders' meeting, three booths were set up side by side; Bear Valley, Freed Hardeman, and SIBI. Each one had a large banner type display with a large picture of young men preaching.

Bear Valley's banner pictured Walker Perry and Brian Diller.

Freed Hardeman's banner pictured Nathan Diller.

SIBI's banner pictured Jared Sloan.

Pretty amazing, quite a compliment to the Southwest Church, the youth group, and the families of these fine young men."

My wife and I noticed the same thing at the Lads to Leaders Colorado Convention in Denver. God has blessed this congregation abundantly with many gifts, as we have seen in our youngest Christians. We look forward to seeing more of our youth's faces on similar boards in the future.

Ephesians 4:8-15, “Therefore, he said, ‘He ascended into the height, and he made captivity a captive, and gave gifts to men.’ What does the statement mean, ‘He ascended,’ if not that he also descended into the lower parts of the earth? The one who descended is the same one who ascended above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some shepherds and teachers. He did this to equip the saints for a work of service, for the building up of Christ's body, until we all reach the oneness of the faith, and of the knowledge of God's Son, to become grown up, to have a measure of the stature of Christ's fullness. He did this that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro like waves of the sea, and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by men's craftiness, and by trickery with cunning deception. But speaking the truth, let us grow in love for him in all things, who is the head, even Christ.” Amen, let us continue to do as He said.

(Scriptures from "The Everlasting Gospel", Copyright © 2000 by Freed-Hardeman University. All rights reserved.)

Greg Dwyer - Shepherd