Churches often do a solid job ministering to teenagers. They offer fun and engaging things to do. They even speak a lot about issues teens face (some on a daily basis): relationships, sex, porn, gender, drugs and alcohol, bullying, social media, etc. But there is a massive aspect of teen life that churches hardly ever address: the need to think biblically as a student.
Jesus is Creator, Savior, and the Sustainer of everything.
Abraham Kuyper was a man who understood this truth. He lived most of his life in the 1800’s, influencing culture as a journalist, a premier of the Netherlands, a theologian, and a professor. In 1898, he visited Princeton as a guest lecturer and announced to his students,
"there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’”
What an awesome description of the Lordship of Christ- a biblical theme we have been exploring through Paul's words in the Book of Colossians.