Christians have been advised on embracing service to God during their youth in order to reap the rewards of imbibing virtues.
This was the message at the 30th anniversary of the youth fellowship of the Immanuel College Chapel, Samonda, Ibadan, Oyo State, held last Sunday, with the theme, “Youthful but Useful.”
In the sermon at the event, Reverend Isaac Omolehin advised the youths to honour God with their time and talent.
According to him, “It is sad that many youths have sold their usefulness. We must remember God in our youth so that we can be made useful by God. Youths are not created to destroy, but to make impact, as you’re fearfully and wonderfully made and created by God to execute a mandate.”
Noting the main problem of today’s youths as hatred for instructions, the cleric advised them to discard any relationship that was not of God and should not allow sin in their lives.
He urged them to always walk in the spirit of God and work for God while they were still agile, so that God would smile on them in future.
The event also featured the presentation of awards to former executive members of the organisation and songs ministration by the youth choir.
Speaking on the essence of the event and why youths should give their time to God, president of the youth fellowship, Mr Tolulope Adekunle, advised youths to be committed to God’s work because there is reward for such action.