A Peculiar People (1 Pe 2:9)

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values, Viewpoint, Visits

Last week (Thursday through Saturday), I had the opportunity to speak at the AMI Young Adult Conference held in the East Coast. All the East Coast churches did a great job of preparing for the conference (RWC, GCC, TRPC and ACC). It was a great time of connecting with some of the young adults and married couples in AMI. I was blessed to see some of the HMCC alums out there.

I realized that it has been awhile since I just ministered to the young adults. It is easy to build up misconceptions about a group of people that you don’t normally minister to on a daily basis. Here are some misconceptions that many people have about the young adults:

Misconception #1: People lose their passion for Christ after they graduate from college.

Truth: There are YA in AMI that are just as passionate, if not more passionate about the things of Christ than they were in college.

Misconception #2: The YA are self-centered and they just live for themselves.

Truth: There are YA in AMI that are wanting to live for the purposes of God even if that means they have to surrender things for Christ.

Misconception #3: The YA just care about their careers and moving up the corporate ladder

Truth: There are YA in AMI that are using their education and positions in the marketplace to make a difference for God’s Kingdom.

Misconception #4: The YA are consumed about getting married.

Truth: The YA are consumed about getting married.

I was just encouraged to see that there are people who are trying to go against the flow of society. They are the peculiar (radical) people that we need in our generation. I am so thankful for the AMI churches and the relationships that we have with one another.

The verse 1 Peter 2:9 came to mind:

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (KJV).