Day 2 of Momentum Youth Conference (actually the first full day), drew to a close tonight as Jim Brown, pastor of Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Ind., challenged students to pursue purity in their lives. He told students to not believe the lie that sex outside of marriage is okay. He encouraged the audience to consider where they are taking their eyes on their phones or the Internet and to pursue holiness in all relationships.
It was the second night of a week-long conference that is focusing on “Pursuit.” Students have come from around the country to be challenged in their walk with God, explore their God-given talents in NAC (Nurturing Abilities for Christ) competition, and enjoy the company of hundreds of teens who love Jesus.
Last night, Jeff Bogue, pastor of Grace Church, a Grace Brethren church in Akron, Ohio, set the tone for the week, encouraging students to follow II Timothy 2:22 — flee youthful lusts and pursue holy living.
“If you do that, it changes your life,” he said. “You’ll become transformed; you’ll be mistaken for the image of Christ.”
Today’s sessions featured Brett Harris, who co-authored the book, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations, with his twin brother, Alex. He encouraged students to allow themselves to be challenged to make a difference in the world and for God. Other highlights of the day were sessions with Dr. Jeff Myers, a Bryan College professor who discussed how to reverse the trend of teens walking away from the faith of their youth, and the moving testimony of Kandice Robinson, a young woman from Community Grace Brethren Church, Warsaw, Ind., who has been battling breast cancer.
Continue to pray for the students this week. You’ll find a list of requests here.
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The conference is being held at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio.