"Steve - I finished The Mortification of Sin. Excellent book. By the last chapter my brokenness hit me like a tidal wave. I actually broke down crying on the train in my commute. First from brokenness and despair, but then from joy of grace. Do I want more? Yes."
That's why I am so excited that Banner of Truth's first-ever Study Guide for a Puritan Paperback is on John Owen's "The Mortification of Sin" (for those of you who have been guessing). It just arrived here in the U.S. warehouse. It was written by an RUF campus minister in Athens, GA for his own use with guys on campus. But this is NOT just a study for college students and adults. In my mind, THIS is also what today's church youth ministries ought to be studying! We've already sent quantities of this study guide to a youth pastor in Maryland and to another in Ontario. These guys get it! And the young people in their churches are going to get it, too. Oh, that more churches, and more youth pastors would give up on the "sucking-spaghetti-through-our-noses" youth ministry activity games and "Bible-lite" devotionals. Instead, let's raise the bar for what we expect from our young people and they will reach and exceed it for the glory of God! I would encourage you to get this information to your own youth pastor right away. And let's pray for hundreds or thousands of young people to also experience "brokenness that hits them like a tidal wave" as they truly grow in the knowledge and grace of the Lord.
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