How can a teenager ever be Christ-centered and compassionate?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A teenager with Christ in the center of their life will be one who enjoys life as a Christian, and is willing and glad to share the Gospel. However, it does not mean they have to be 'goody-two-shoes' but one who lives what they believe and present a living example of the good life in Christ.
This does not mean being just a Sunday morning Christian . Instead, they will be one displays something special in their life style, without having to preach about it.
A teenager or anyone who limits their contacts and friendships to only christians is also limiting their ability to share and witness to others. Being with non-Christians is a great opportunity to show them that Christianity is fun and that you have a full life, and may inspire them to learn more.
Simply 'trying to follow the ten commandments' is only one small portion of the life of a Christian. There is SO MUCH MORE!Source(s): Personal experience.
- blessedmanLv 61 decade ago
If they have prayed to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives as a teenager or before that and have grown in their relationsship with Christ, then they can be Christ-centered and show kindness, compassion, and gentleness. Once they repent from their sins and put their trust and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then yes they will be Christ-centered.
- Poor RichardLv 51 decade ago
There are millions across the world that get Christ centered and stay that way all thought life.
Look into some of the Baptists, Presbyterian, Calvary Chapel, and Bible Church teen groups. There are others no doubt....but more of these seem to be stable.
- JeancommunicatesLv 71 decade ago
Many are and they are a great witness and blessing for the Lord. It makes my heart glad when I see these young people who love the Lord so intense.
The young girl at Columbine High School was a great witness by her death for Christ. She died instead of denying her Lord. How many mature adults who profess to love the Lord would have this strength?
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- Jesus freakLv 41 decade ago
Christ is the one who changes hearts, and he never fails. No one can be like that on their own. So I'd say, by getting closer to him.Reading the Bible, praying, going to church, and surrounding yourself with people who love Jesus. Being around positive influences is important. People who are Christ-like.
- 1 decade ago
Only by the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit in their heart.
I am blessed to have a 16 yr. old daughter who loves the Lord and loves people, and does her best to put God and others before herself. It is possible, but only through the Lord.
- Martin SLv 71 decade ago
By the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit and by taking heed to their ways according to the Word.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Psalms 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You just have to use force. You just can´t be nice about it. Start with a good old fashion straight razor strap and if that doesn´t get their attention then move up a notch to something harder such as an oak paddle etc. Eventually you will have submission.
- HogieLv 71 decade ago
By believing the gospel. As a result, God gives His Holy Spirit, aka the new heart of flesh to replace the heart of stone, and this new heart is a heart of love and compassion.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
By trying to follow the Ten Commandments. The Holy Spirit helps you. God's Law is life and peace. It is not burdensome if you have repented.