by Joel Strahan
The Bible says that our life is a vapor. We are here and then we’re gone. We have a limited amount of time to know God, understand his work, become expert communicators of it and share it with the world. Whether we live until we are three or one hundred three, the brevity of life is a reality we must view from God's perspective. The ways in which we invest our time, energy and resources will determine whether or not our own generation and the generations to come will accurately understand what God has revealed about himself and how to appropriately meet their day's challenges. Every generation will face challenges or attacks on the word of God. The manner in which every generation meets these accusations will determine whether or not God‘s word is preserved or distorted for the next generation. Thinking of ministry in terms of generational success or failure reduces the church’s goal to one primary focus: Will we leave the next generation an accurate view of God and a correct interpretation of scripture?