Brother Andy Slabaugh visited our teen ministry last night and preached a dynamic message. He preached from the passage above encouraging the teens to be zealous for the Lord, for the next generation, and for the Gospel. It's so exciting to see young preachers who are picking up the torch that has been passed on to them and running with it.
The part that impacted me most was when he listed many of the great men who have recently made an impact in Baptist churches like D.L. Moody, Billy Sunday, Jack Hyles, and Lester Roloff. Then he said,
"Do you know what all these men have in common? They're all dead!" Wow. That is so true! And no matter how many books and audio sermons they left behind, none of it will do an ounce of good if another generation doesn't fill their shoes and take the message of the Gospel to the lost and dying world. Great preaching Brother!