Building a life on the solid FOUNDATION of Jesus Christ, provides the stability to withstand the storms of life, and a WALK that is "worthy of the calling to which you have been called" (Ephesians 4:1)
This kind of stability is described by Paul in Ephesians 4:12-13 as maturity. Paul then contrasts it with the immaturity of remaining as children in verse 14 using an illustration of an unanchored boat. When encountering a storm this untethered boat is "tossed and blown about by every wind of doctrine".
Our desire at Fellowship Rouge Youth is to see our youth mature in their WALK, with a stability that is found in Christ, a REAL LIFE that holds strong during the storm, a spiritual alertness that exposes the "cunning and craftiness of people" (Ephesians 4:14), and a wisdom that is full of faith, unshaken and un-tossed (James 1:6)
Similarly, our conviction is that God's Word, as our source of truth and light, is indeed a "lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105). And so, we pass on to our youth tools and techniques to understand God's Word, to interpret Scripture, to "rightly divide the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). The technical term for this kind of BIble study, is hermenutics, and while that may sound complicated, our prayer is to make it accessible with some easy to remember steps, and even a bookmark as a reminder.
God's Word is indeed the Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) and it is "alive and active, sharper than any double-edge sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).
For this reason, we are reminded that all Scripture is given to us for "training in righteousness" so that we may be "complete, equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
It should be reminded that this kind of training goes against both our culture and our flesh, and so a FOUNDATION of JOY in Christ, the Word who became flesh, is essential to this training.