Mentoring Young Adults
Why do we need to be Mentoring Young Adults?
Calling All Parents
We need parents "who have a bedrock understanding of the doctrine of Christ and who will use that understanding to teach and help raise a sin-resistant generation. We need [men and] women who can detect deception in all of its forms." ~Russell M. Nelson, Christian leader
How do we build a Sin-Resistant Generation?
By teaching our youth to keep their covenant with God
It's Time to Restore the Birthright Covenant
What is a covenant?
covenant— in our scriptural context here, we are talking about an agreement between God and a person, or between God and a nation. It simply means that when we agree to honor God by obeying His commandments, we are keeping our covenant with God, and He promises to bless us with protection and liberty. If we break our covenant, we do not receive the blessings.
The story in Genesis about the birthright teaches us how Jacob— the brother who kept his covenant promises to God—received the birthright blessings. His brother Esau, on the other hand, chose not to keep the covenant, and lost the blessings.
Birthright Covenant = Biblical Values →Generation → Generation ∞ Forever
Connecting with Jesus:
It’s A Way of Living!
“Come, follow me,” the Savior said. Then let us in his footsteps tread.
If we, throughout eternity, Obey His words, “Come, follow me. . .”
Then when we’re freed from present cares, with our Lord we would be heirs.
- 4% of Millennials (18-29-year-olds) held beliefs consistent with biblical teaching. (February 2017 Barna survey)
- 17% of adults ages 50 and above held to those same Christian teachings. (Same survey)
What Can Be Done?
Restoring Foundation of Faith, Step by Step
Step 1. Teaching Biblical Values
An Ounce of Prevention
Sadly, many have fallen prey to substance abuse. But there is something we all can do. It's as simple as eating family meals together. Family meals were a solid tradition since biblical times (Deuteronomy 6:6,7)until recent decades, with the advent of drug trafficking, television, electronic devices, and atheism in the schools.
God's Word gives us the answer:
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: AND THOU SHALT TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY UNTO THY CHILDREN, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. ~Deuteronomy 6:6,7
Even the world confirms temporal benefits:
According to the Center on Addictions and Substance Abuse (CASA), children who eat family meals together:
1. Abuse drugs less
2. Eat healthier meals
3. Perform better in school
And Teach Them We Must. Why?
A Christian youth leader gives us the answer.
I worry that we live in such an atmosphere of avoiding offense that we sometimes altogether avoid teaching correct principles. If we don’t teach our children and youth true doctrine—and teach it clearly—the world will teach them Satan’s lies. ~Bonnie L. Oscarson
Step 2. Understanding Biblical Worldview
Restoring Our Biblical Heritage
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell
More about our Biblical Heritage—
- History Timeline: From Cold War to Culture Wars.How our Judeo-Christian culture was transformed to atheistic humanism without our noticing.
Step 3. Mentoring Young Adults for Leadership Skills
It is so obvious that the great good and the terrible evil in the world today are the sweet and the bitter fruits of the rearing of yesterday's children. As we train a new generation , so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children. ~Gordon B. Hinckley
Young Adult Christian Books
The Birthright Covenant Allegorical Trilogy for Young Adults
Each book teaches gospel principles and biblical worldview, woven into a compelling and engaging epic story. Critical thinking questions are also available to help parents mentor their young adults.
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