I am wrapping up a discussion on the end with my Young Adults but I am just starting a two part series on the end with my Youth. Many of my Youth have confided in me that they are disturbed about current events and claims that the world will end in 2012 based on the Mayan calendar among other things.
Tonight I went over Matthew 24 because I believe what Jesus said abut the end is much more important that pretty much any other passage. If you haven’t looked into it the passage basically says that things will be bad but those things aren’t really the end. When the Gospel is spread through the world though, then the end will come.
I also quoted Jesus where he says no man will know the day or hour and talked about various past claims regarding the end of the world. It makes me feel better to know that the past claims to the end of the world have been bust, based entirely on the fact that those events are in the past of course.
Anyways, the Youth are continuing to grow, but with quite a few more girls coming than guys. Maybe I’m just that good looking … or not, but somehow I got to find a way to get more guys because, well, girls are weird. Not that guys aren’t but guys are the kind of weird I can relate to.
I figure I need to plan some more things that guys will enjoy, like Paintball. I know some girls are into that stuff but only a small number compared to the guys so I’m hoping that will draw them in. If you’ve got some ideas on how to get mroe guys into the Youth group please let me know.