In the summer of 2006, while reading Psalm 71, the Lord clearly spoke to me through His Word, especially in verse 18. Here, we read:
Now also when I am old and gray-headed,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.
We must be intentional in sharing the Gospel with the next generation—our “this” generation. We must be intentional with sharing the Gospel with “everyone who is to come.” We have work to do. I have work to do.
I have been reminded of that task while attending the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Evangelism Conference this week.
This is a task that demands our priority, our perseverance, and our personal involvement. This is a task that demands that we let go of some of our personal preferences. I want to constantly ask myself “What am I doing to reach the next generation?”
It is not enough to say that your church or your convention has a vision to reach the next generation. Each one of us must personally be involved.
(To hear a message by Steve on Reaching the Next Generation click here.)