Seminary and Student Ministry (part 1): The importance of teaching on ETERNITY in student ministry

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Paper: SKIN, SOIL, AND THE SAVIOR: GRASPING THE PHYSICALITY OF ETERNAL HOPE AND IT’S IMPLICATIONS ON THE 21st CENTURY YOUTH MINISTRY

There are 4 themes that I constantly come back to when teaching teenagers.  1. The glory of Christ.  2. The gospel of Christ.  3. The church of Christ.  and 4. The eternal kingdom of Christ.  This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about communicating the eternal ceoncept and importance of eternity to teens.  Since I’ve driven home to Florida (where my family lives) for Thanksgiving, I’m able to listen to about 10 hours of eschatology (doctrine of the end times) from different speakers, preachings, theologians, and teachers on my iPod.  Some of my favorites are Dr. Russell D. Moore of Southern Seminary, Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and others.

Here are the 3 top reasons why I think teaching on the eternal kingdom of Christ to teens is important: Continue reading