When Fear is Good

Mya Jasmine

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him

and to them He makes His covenant known.

Psalm 25: 14

I am a bit of a cynical person at times. Critical thinking is probably one of my best skills, but it can also be my biggest downfall. And a large portion of my cynicism gets centered on youth ministry.

Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love my youth group. And most of why I love it is because we actually read the Bible. We examine the text in context and talk about the Gospel. We delve into how the holy, inspired, ancient word of God relates to current events. We go on mission. We pray.

I cannot say the same thing for all youth groups, or even youth events at large.

I so often do not recognize the God they peddle to teenagers.  It is a buddy buddy…

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