Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits a Baptist preacher in the southern USA, the Reverend Jared Sawyer – a 10-year-old boy. He explains his sense of calling and how his faith motivates him to serve God, and we hear him preaching at a Baptist church and see the responses of the worshippers. Members of the congregation comment on how they accept the authority of this young preacher because of their belief that God can use anybody.
Younger students could consider whether they have as much authority and respect as this 10-year-old. What is it that makes people listen? They might reflect on his favourite verse, Philippians 4:17. How does this give confidence to Christians? Students might consider whether there are any sources of support and confidence that sustain them.
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