Fall is here.The weather is absolutely beautiful.We are seeing some amazing things in our church.On Wednesday, September 24th we hosted the annual See You At The Pole evening rally.We had a great turnout of students, experienced an amazing time of community worship, were challenged from God’s Word, and witnessed many of our youth say, “Yes!” to the challenge of living out their faith on a daily basis.If you missed that service you truly missed out.I believe what took place in our building that night could truly be the start of spiritual awakening in Pawhuska!As a direct result of the challenge given, there is a weekly Bible study being started in the High School during their lunch hour.Pray for our youth as they boldly step out in faith among their peers.
On Sunday, September 28 we looked at Hebrews 12:1-3.In this passage God tells there is a Great Cloud of Witnesses that have endured what we are going through and are cheering us on.Adults, we are called to be that cloud of witnesses for our youth.We are to set the example and cheer them on.When was the last time you spent some quality time with one of our youth?(To borrow from the old Wolf Brand commercial,) “Well neighbor, that’s too long.”Our youth need you right now.This world we live in is not like the one we all grew up in.They are dealing with things we never would have dreamed of.Life is coming at them much faster than it did for us.For many, they do not even have the opportunity to be a child.I want to encourage and challenge each of us to really get to know the youth in our church.Talk with them.Pray with them.Go to their school activities and let them know you are there.Be creative.Let them know you care about them.Let them know they have someone and somewhere to turn when they have questions and problems.Let us start right now.Tomorrow may be too late.Our youth are the future of Pawhuska First Baptist Church.We must love them and lead them.
I am excited about what God has in store for us here at Pawhuska First Baptist in 2014 and beyond.God has brought us all here together at this time for a mighty work.Be in constant prayer for discernment for understanding of what this work is.“Greater things are yet to be done in this city…”Be constant in prayer.Be actively seeking the welfare of Pawhuska (Jeremiah 29:4-9).In our mission and ministry at Pawhuska FBC, we must truly put Pawhuska First! It is in our name.It isour mission.