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Questions, questions, questions...

I find I keep coming back to a verse in 1 Peter 3.15. It reminds us that, if we are truly the Lord’s people, we will ‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with grace and gentleness’.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

In previous columns I have suggested that we need to keep a balance between Paul’s instruction to ‘teach the word’ and Peter’s words to ‘care for the flock’. I was once approached by a young person, who bemoaned the fact that his youth leaders never seemed to answer his questions. He had benefited from his leader’s teaching and he was sure he was cared for but his problem was that he could never seem to engage with his leaders and talk.