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Respect The Youth

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Respect the Youth
By Napoleon BlackTEXT (1 Tim. 4:12)

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. NIV

And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity Message

Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. Amp.

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Christian maturity cannot be measured chronologically. Some chronologically mature persons who are Christians may be spiritual babies and someone who is a believer and is chronologically young may well be a spiritual giant.

Timothy was a young man, given a great task – to teach, to appoint leaders, to preach, to lead the church in Ephesus. He may well have been overwhelmed by people around him – his elders, the apostle John and other …

The Young Hears His Voice

LAMPLIGHT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” Psalm 119:105 (NIV). “Living From the Eternal Perspective”A Devotional FromPATHH MinistriesDATE:Thursday March 3, 2011

HEADINGThe Young Hears His Voice

By Napoleon BlackTEXT (1 Sam. 3:10)
The LORD came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” NIV

Then God came and stood before him exactly as before, calling out, "Samuel! Samuel! Samuel answered, "Speak. I'm your servant, ready to listen." Message

And the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, Samuel! Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.. Amp.

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Samuel was a child when God turned up in his life. Hither to this life-changing encounter he did not know the Lord. But God comes and instructs him to do something that one would have thought would only be asked of an adult. He was given a sharp message…

Can You feel their pain?

HEADING Help my son
By Napoleon BlackTEXT (Mark 9:21, 22)

And [Jesus] asked his father, How long has he had this? And he answered, From the time he was a little boy. 22And it has often thrown him both into fire and into water, intending to kill him. But if You can do anything, do have pity on us and help us. Amp.

He asked the boy's father, "How long has this been going on?" "Ever since he was a little boy. Many times it pitches him into fire or the river to do away with him. If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!" Message

Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us. NIV

COMMENTARYThis young man has been in pain from his birth. Forces, not totally under his control, were out to destroy him from he was born. The forces tried various means as there was a vested interest in the you…