Thousands of teens and young adults gathered in Atlanta, Georgia this week to worship Jesus, delve into God’s Word and learn how to be a light to their generation.
The Passion 2024 conference kicked off on Jan. 3 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium with speakers Pastor Louis Giglio, “Duck Dynasty” star and social media influencer Sadie Robertson Huff, Pastor Jonathan Pokluda, Pastor Levi Lusko and musicals guests such as Brandon Lake, Kari Jobe and Phil Wickham.
Giglio started the Passion movement in 1995 with the purpose of “calling students and leaders from campuses across the nation and cities around the world to live for what matters most…the name and renown of Jesus.”
“It’s just all about Jesus,” he recently shared.
The Passion Conferences are geared toward 18-to-25-year-olds and based on the Scripture Isaiah 26:8 which reads, “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your truth, we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our souls.”
This week’s conference opened up with Robertson Huff who shared an inspiring message on the gift of evangelism.
“Why are you scared to share the most incredible story known to man that would change anyone’s life that encountered it,” the 26-year-old asked.
“This is the greatest gift you could give someone to share this news. You’re going to face hard things. I think some people … are like, ‘How do I know God is real? God, prove to me that You’re real by everything working out in my life. God, if You’re real, then I’ll get the job. If You’re real, I’ll meet my spouse. If You’re real, then everything will be OK.’ But it’s not when things are good and perfect that proves that God is real. It’s normally in the hardships that the evidence of His faithfulness becomes so real to you,” Robertson Huff explained.
She added, “This story will not be lost on my watch. Don’t let it be lost on yours. Don’t let it be lost on your family. Don’t let it be lost on this generation. When everyone turns to other gods… [instead of] the one true God, stay steadfast.”
Giglio simply pointed young people to the power of the cross.
“Nothing you can do will ever be enough to get you to holy, holy, holy. Jesus did enough to bring you from death to life and into a relationship with a Holy God. It is not a system. It is a Savior.”
Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright ©2024 The Christian Broadcasting Network Inc. All rights reserved.
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