Be Real Reflection

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As an undergraduate, I didn’t realize what my calling was until my last year of college. I truly believe that my calling is youth ministry. In today’s world there are more youth turning away from God than going toward him and being true followers of Christ. After reading Be Real, I felt compelled to help other believers that are struggling with their own salvation, especially today’s youth. It is important to me to spread the truths of the gospel. Be Real, Turning from Hypocrisy to Truth, is a commentary on First John written by Dr. Warren W. Weirsbe. First John is a book of the bible written by Apostle John, which is a letter to reassure Christians in their faith and to counter false teachings. Dr. Weirsbe’s commentary Be Real goes through the…show more content…
God not only has love for us, but when we accept him into our lives his love is in us as well. No matter how many times we fail or how many mistakes we have made, God still loves us. Love does not define God, God defines love. The truth of God being a jealous God means that he needs to be the center of our lives. By working at a summer camp with teenagers, I realized that there are a lot of other idols that grab their attention besides God. They are struggling with the realization that God is the most important part in their lives. As a youth pastor I could help the youth that I work with in the future realize that idolatry is one of the root sins that causes other sins. Even though it can be hard, as Christians we need to be making time for God and not worshiping other idols. Chapter ten of Be Real states that an idol is a temporal thing, Jesus Christ is eternal God. The other set of truths that is important for youth to know, especially all Christians in general, is covered in Chapter five of Be Real. These truths are that the bible is the Word of God and that Jesus is the Son of God. The only way to be saved is through faith in Christ. Christ died as man’s substitute on the cross and he
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