Apparently this has become an annual post for me, but it is important enough to be said regularly. Yesterday was youth Sunday at LaGrange Park Baptist Church. The one Sunday a year where our youth are in charge of every aspect of the church day. They teach the adult Sunday School classes and then lead in worship.
I spend my life in ministry working with students. Working with students can be a very frustrating undertaking at times. Sometimes it seem like all I ever do is say "put your chair on the floor" about a hundred times a week. But at other times I am so proud of them I can hardly express it. We have a small youth group, but each of them was willing to serve in some capacity yesterday. I am proud of them for their willingness. Also I am proud of them for listening to God's voice in their lives.
If you follow my twitter feed you know that we videotaped a skit for use in yesterday's worship service. It is hilarious in its badness, but I still want to share it with my blog readers. The acting is not bad, they did fine, but the editing is funny. Feel free to laugh and consider that the battery on our camera was dying toward the end of the shoot, so we didn't get multiple takes. (The students didn't want the video put up on Youtube so I uploaded it to myspace where it's not fully public. Hopefully it will embed successfully)
Also, yesterday marked the second time ever that I filled the pulpit. If you are a fan of the word "uh" or "umm" then I did a great job. I'm putting it here so you can hear it if you are interested. It is also available on our church website.
[audio=http://lagrangeparkbc.org/audio/08.09.09.mp3] Jeremy Mathis - Youth Sunday 09