Dear College Freshman: 5 Ways to Stay Strong in the Lord

TGC - The Gospel Coalition | 8/10/2017 | Staff
joseph76 (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://tgc-cache.s3.amazonaws.com/images/remote/http_s3.amazonaws.com/tgc-ee2/articles/dear-college-student-2.jpg

Dear college freshman,

Ready or not here it comes: In a couple weeks you will begin classes as a college freshman. It’s no exaggeration that these next four years will be some of the most meaningful and formative of your life. For this reason, it’s vital that from the first day you set foot on campus you have the right perspective—one informed and shaped by the wisdom of God’s Word.

Today - College - Scene - Followers - Christ

Perhaps you already know today’s typical college scene isn’t hospitable toward serious followers of Christ. In reality, it’s quite inhospitable, a spiritual war zone of sorts (Eph. 6:10–13). Drunkenness and sexual promiscuity are the norm, not the exception. Vulgarity is rampant. Porn is common. Academic integrity is increasingly elusive, and the winds of postmodernism blow briskly through the classroom. Consequently, the pressure on campus to conform to the world far outweighs any encouragement to live with biblical conviction.

That is why I’m writing to you—to encourage you to stand firm in the grace of God (1 Pet. 5:8–9, 12), and to let nothing come between you and Jesus during your freshman year.

Strategy - Walk - God - Campus

Here is a five-part biblical strategy for maintaining a strong walk with God on campus.

1. Find a solid church home.

Thing - Year - Church - No-brainer - Church

The first thing you need to do when starting your freshman year is find a good church. This is what they call a no-brainer. You need a church. Every Christian needs a church. A churchless Christian is a vulnerable Christian. Why? Because the local church is Christ’s ordained means of protecting, nourishing, equipping, and tending his blood-bought flock (John 21:15–17; Eph. 4:11–14). Jesus, the Good Shepherd, executes these tasks through spiritually qualified elders (1 Tim. 3:1–7). These undershepherds are called and set apart to faithfully proclaim the Word, administer the sacraments, pray, and watch over the souls of God’s children (1 Cor....
(Excerpt) Read more at: TGC - The Gospel Coalition
28 other people are viewing this story
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!

LongRoom Culture
Fire and Dominoes? These domino set ups by Kaplamino feature candles, sparklers and balloons to create an exciting array of...
WOW! Dynjandi Waterfall in Iceland is Amazing! Iceland is an amazing magical place!  This series of waterfalls is massive and...
Baby Elephant Rescued by Female Elephant While Surrounded by Lions Just Waiting For The Rescue To Fail! Another example of the...
Russian Mother Cat Adopts 8 Orphaned Hedgehog Babies! When these hedgehog babies lost their mother in a lawnmower accident, the...
Funny Hamster Running On Wheel With Friend Gets Caught And Hit With The Wheel On The Rear Until He Breaks Free!
Captain Jumped Into Frigid Waters To Rescue Crew Members Of The Capsized Fishing Boat The Grayling! When Captain Pruitt of the...
Dog Says Thank You To Owner! Can dogs really talk?  There are so many examples of dogs saying things that we understand, it is...
Storm The Golden Retriever Rescues A Baby Deer From Drowning! A true hero, Storm and his owner, Mark Freeley were walking along...
Time Lapse Of Orb Spider Spinning Web! Orb spiders are amazing web spinners and this one is captured creating its masterpiece...
Longboarding In The Alps With Metal Sliding Gloves! This amazing run down a steep road really shows how the gloves are used.
Knife Cutting Through Wood Like Butter! Wood carving takes very sharp tools!  This carver shows how he is holding the spoon in...
Man Jumps From Trampoline Into A Giant Inflated Bubble Ball! Complete with somersault, this man jumps from the trampoline to...
Dog Runs Along The Beach With Kite Boarder! It doesn't look like this kite boarder expected to have such close company on his...
Waterfall Unable to "Fall" Due To High Winds! Unusual video of a waterfall that is being blown by the wind so severely that it...
Little Cowboy Learning Calf Roping At Just The Right Age! When the calf breaks out of the chute, this little cowboy is ready.
Dog Shadows Every Move That His Owner Makes! This dog couldn't be happier than to make every move that his owner makes at the...
Fun Physics Tricks You Can Try At Home! These physics tricks are great experiments to try at home just for fun! Here's another...
Life Hacks That Will Help You Organize Your Clothes! This collection of tips and tricks in organizing your closet and drawers...
Cat Can Play Shell Game Flawlessly! This con game does not con this cat who can pick the right cup everytime!  The cat would be...
Mother Grizzly Carries Her 2 Cubs Across River On Her Back! This touching video shows a mother grizzly swimming across the...
Darwin's Bark Spider Has Real "Spidey" Power And Builds Bridge Over 80 Feet Long! This spider is able to extrude a strand of...
Dance Meets Light Show - Light Balance Dancers at America's Got Talent 2017! This dance routine is amazing. It is...
Mouse Doesn't Let Being Upside Down and Under His Running Wheel Stop Him From Getting a Good Run In! Something is not right in...
One Cat Finds That Another Cat is Using Him As A Chair! The look on this cat's face is as though he is saying "You can't be...
Kite Surfers Setting World Record! It took a lot of kite surfers to make this video and some very exacting  and exciting riding.