If you are like Brian Cress, former youth pastor of 25 years, author of the brand new student devotional book 10 Minute Moments: Seeking Justice and Director of Student Mobilization for International Justice Mission, your youth ministry is great at focusing on discipleship or local outreach and even missions.
But what do we do with those scriptures in which God commands us to “seek justice” or to “act justly“?
Brian grew in his knowledge of God’s passionate heart for justice and has compiled these lessons into Seeking Justice. This 31-day devotional book, set up like a journal, will help you and your students to walk through what the Bible tells us about justice.
When asked what the main take-away of the book is, Brian said, “Students will understand God’s heart for justice as more than the “flavor of the month” topic that is popular in today’s student’s culture.”
Each day, you’ll read a Scripture dealing with God’s heart and passion for justice, chew on a few thought-provoking questions, consider simple action steps, and then pray a simple prayer to close the reading. It’s a one-month plan that’s easy to read and easy to stick with.
If Brian could give youth leaders one main reason to get this book for their students, he said it would be:
“Students will begin to see how they can actually make a difference for justice right now in small ways. We often are quick to promote the kids who do huge fund raisers or gather hundreds of friends to an event. But living a life of obedience and consistence with Christ is most often doing the little things, on a daily basis, that no one but God sees.”
Watch Brian share more about his book below!
Brian says that his heart behind the book is that students would not only get excited about seeking justice, but that “students will begin to see the value of reading God’s word on a consistent basis and discover how to align their hearts with God’s heart.”
Thanks for caring about students and for seeking justice with us!