"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."Consider how unique this command is. You have a young man, in this case a young pastor named Timothy, who is being called upon to live such a life that those much older than he would want to emulate it. This has always been rare, and even more so in today's culture of selfish lifestyles and extended adolescence.
But tonight, Covenant Life celebrated God's work in the lives of one young woman and one young man, who indeed set examples of godliness that challenge all of us. At this year's 10:31 Banquet, we honored Emily and Bryce for way God has used the example of their lives to change their peers, their families, and their church.
At the same time, we got to rejoice in how God is amazingly laying the foundation for the future of his kingdom by transforming kids into adults who will carry his gospel into the next generation.
Congratulations to Emily and Bryce for their exemplary lives, and thanks for being a part of our family here at Covenant Life.
You have our gratitude and respect, and we praise God because of His work in you!
If you want to learn more about 10:31, the Covenant Life youth ministry, check out the 10:31 blog.