“God used Precept Ministries to help me begin to stand strong again!”
Reuben—Brantford ON, Canada
Christian values among young adults today are at an all-time low. No matter what region of the world you live in, peer pressure to conform is great. Read how Reuben learns to take a stand:
“‘Get ready. Trials are coming!’ This is something that I heard time and time again while growing up, but not once did I really believe it or prepare for it. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening. For some reason, I thought being a Christian meant God would protect me from any pain and disappointments.
“This couldn’t have been further from the truth! God says, ‘In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world’ (John 16:33).
“When my world turned upside down with a flood of trials pouring into my life, doubt began to creep into my mind and I was knocked off my feet. I became like the skeptics having thoughts like, ‘How can Christians claim to have the only truth? Is Christianity really different from all the thousands of other religions? How can there be only one way as it says in Scripture?’ ‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except by me” ‘(John 14:6).
“I was ashamed for having these feelings and thoughts which would eventually cause me to doubt the purpose of my very existence. I felt embarrassed to even call myself a Christian. I wondered what my friends thought about me being a Christ follower.
“I had a choice to make. Walk away from Christ, from a life I had given myself completely to or start believing what many of my peers believe and think like the world. Had I let the barrage of influences from school and all the media impact my thinking? I stood at a crossroads.
“Praise God, He would not let me go. He drew me back to Himself and gave me exactly what I needed, His Word! God used Precept Ministries to help me begin to stand strong again!
“I loved attending the Precept Ministries Canada Transform Boot Camp! This was an incredible experience that God opened up to me. I learned so much about who God truly is by studying Genesis Part 1:The Creation. I could write volumes on what we learned in the first two chapters. I so enjoyed learning how to look for key repeated phrases and marking key words.
“I was so excited to see that I could stand on what I was learning. The creation of the universe is one of the most debated topics in the world and before it was difficult to know what I really believed. Having inductively studied Genesis Chapter One and Two, I can now stand on what the Bible says. Before I honestly couldn’t stand against the cynics, but now I can point them to the truth of God’s Word.
“I’ve also been blessed to have studied, How Do You Walk the Walk You Talk, Kinsman Redeemer, Daniel Part 1, Discovering What the Future Holds, Turning Your Heart Towards Godand Being a Disciple Counting the Real Cost. All of these studies are tremendous and have been life-changing.
“Besides all the wonderful Bible Studies I have taken, God has also used all of the Precept Transform Conferences in my life. I’ve never attended a bad conference; they’re all wonderful! I never leave one without God impacting my life!
“I’m passionate about helping influence others for Christ. My generation is desperately looking for answers in all the wrong places. It’s vital that they learn to study truth for themselves. When they attend college they must know what God’s Word says or they will fall miserably.
“This summer I’m very blessed to be able to work as an Intern at the Precept Ministries Canadian office. Working alongside Mark Sheldrake (National Director-Canada) has been invaluable. He has taught me so much! I’ve been able to study Romans, 1 John, and I’ve been trained on the Inductive Bible Study Method. I’m now able to study any passage on my own without using any study books. I’m learning something new every day and I look forward to continuing to grow in God’s Word!
“It thrills me so much to know that step-by-step, I’m becoming more and more like Jesus! I want to thank Precept Ministries for helping me overcome the many doubts I was experiencing. I know at times doubts will come again, but I can say with full assurance that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I’m so glad to continue in my walk by studying God’s Word. When the storms of life hit, and they will, I can stand!”
Reuben — Brantford ON, Canada
It is through your prayers and God's faithfulness that we are on the verge of expanding the work of Precept like never before in the history of the Ministry. God gave us the vision to reach 30,000 new Canadians with Inductive Bible study. And we can see that it is truly His vision.
Have we met our goal? Not yet. But we are well on our way, and I know God will continue to be faithful as we follow His leading. Thank you for hearing God's call and partnering with us in this incredible opportunity.
Blessed by your partnership,
Mark Sheldrake, National Director