In this latest installment of the How Do We Reach Our Youth, Jeremiah, a 15-year-old from Brooklyn, New York, shared his inspiring journey of faith and music. Alongside his brother Joel, Jeremiah is part of the group “YoungNSaved,” which aims to spread a positive message through their music. If you have teens at home, this is an episode, you can watch to as a family!
The Power of Faith in Overcoming Challenges

Finding Faith in Jesus

Jeremiah and Joel’s journey began with their discovery of faith in Jesus. Growing up in Brooklyn, they faced numerous challenges, including societal pressures and personal struggles. However, their faith provided them with a sense of purpose and direction.
Actionable Advice:

  • Personal Reflection:Eph. 4:29Take time to reflect on your own beliefs and values. Consider how faith or a strong sense of purpose can guide you through difficult times.
  • Community Support:Eph. 4:29Surround yourself with a supportive community that shares your values. This can provide encouragement and accountability.

The Role of Family Influence

Jeremiah emphasized the significant role his family played in his faith journey. Their support and guidance were crucial in helping him and Joel navigate their path.
Actionable Advice:

  • Family Conversations:Eph. 4:29Engage in open and honest conversations with your family about faith and values. This can strengthen your bond and provide mutual support.
  • Lead by Example:Eph. 4:29If you are a parent or guardian, lead by example. Your actions and attitudes can profoundly influence your children’s beliefs and behaviors.

Using Music as a Tool for Inspiration

Spreading a Positive Message

Jeremiah and Joel use their music to spread a message of hope and salvation. They believe in the power of music to reach and inspire others, especially the youth.
Actionable Advice:

  • Creative Expression:Eph. 4:29Find a creative outlet that resonates with you, whether it’s music, art, writing, or another form of expression. Use it to share your message and inspire others.
  • Platform Utilization:Eph. 4:29Leverage various platforms to share your work. Jeremiah and Joel’s music is available on multiple platforms, making it accessible to a wider audience.

Addressing Social Issues

The duo’s music also addresses critical social issues such as gun violence and drug use. They aim to reach out to the youth and provide them with positive alternatives.
Actionable Advice:

  • Awareness and Education:Eph. 4:29Educate yourself and others about pressing social issues. Use your platform to raise awareness and promote positive change.
  • Community Involvement:Eph. 4:29Get involved in community initiatives that address these issues. Volunteering and advocacy can make a significant impact.

Emphasizing Acceptance and Non-Judgment

Inclusivity in the Church

Jeremiah highlighted the importance of the church being more accepting and understanding, especially towards young people. He shared personal experiences of discrimination based on appearance and music choices.
Actionable Advice:

  • Non-Judgmental Attitude:Eph. 4:29Practice acceptance and understanding in your interactions with others. Avoid making judgments based on superficial factors.
  • Inclusive Practices:Eph. 4:29If you are part of a religious or community organization, advocate for inclusive practices that welcome and support everyone, regardless of their background or appearance.

Personal Stories of Impact

Jeremiah shared a powerful story about carrying his Bible to school, which led to a positive outcome and boosted his confidence in sharing his faith.
Actionable Advice:

  • Personal Testimony:Eph. 4:29Share your personal stories and experiences with others. Authentic testimonies can inspire and encourage those around you.
  • Confidence Building:Eph. 4:29Take small steps to build your confidence in expressing your beliefs. Start with simple actions, like carrying a symbol of your faith or values, and gradually become more open in sharing your message.

Upcoming Events and Outreach Activities

Tour and Meet-and-Greet Events

Jeremiah and Joel are excited about their upcoming tour and meet-and-greet event in July. These events provide opportunities and safe places for fellowship, community building, and spreading the gospel.
Actionable Advice:

  • Event Participation:Eph. 4:29Attend events and gatherings that align with your interests and values. These can provide opportunities for networking, learning, and personal growth.
  • Organize Events:Eph. 4:29If you have the resources and interest, consider organizing events that bring people together for a common cause. This can amplify your impact and foster a sense of community.

Conclusion

Jeremiah and Joel’s journey with “Young and Saved” is a testament to the power of faith, music, and community. Their dedication to spreading a positive message and addressing social issues is truly inspiring. By embracing their actionable advice and insights, you too can make a meaningful impact in your community and beyond.
Key Takeaways:

  • Reflect on your beliefs and values, and find a supportive community.
  • Use creative expression to share your message and inspire others.
  • Practice acceptance and understanding in your interactions.
  • Participate in and organize events that align with your mission.
  • Leverage social media to reach a broader audience.

By following these steps, you can contribute to a more inclusive, understanding, and inspired world.
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TIMECODE REFERENCE:

The targeted attack in Tennessee (00:00:01) Discussion about the prevalence of targeted attacks in America.
Finding Jesus at a young age (00:00:55) Jeremiah and Joel’s experience of finding faith in Jesus at a young age and their family’s journey.
Facing judgment and acceptance in the church (00:01:49) Encountering judgment in churches due to their appearance and how they were eventually accepted.
Starting their music journey (00:03:32) The origins of their music journey, from being backup dancers to becoming Christian rappers.
Overcoming challenges and sharing testimonies (00:08:47) Jeremiah’s testimony of overcoming challenges and the impact of their music on others.
Dealing with personal struggles and finding faith (00:10:35) Discussion on personal struggles, drug addiction, and finding faith in God.
Addressing gun violence and reaching the youth (00:12:11) The group’s mission to address gun violence and reach out to the youth through their music.
The process of creating their music (00:14:02) The group’s process of creating music and the message they aim to convey.
Diversity and the universal message of their music (00:15:53) Embracing diversity and spreading the universal message of God’s love through their music.
Upcoming events and tour plans (00:17:41) Announcement of their latest single and plans for an upcoming tour to evangelize and spread their message.
The trailer and outreach plans (00:19:29) Discussion about plans for outreach and inviting others to Atlanta for a soul-saving mission.
Acceptance and non-judgment in faith (00:20:25) Emphasis on acceptance in faith, regardless of appearance, and the importance of not being judgmental.
Reaching the youth and listening to them (00:21:22) Addressing the need to stop judging the youth based on appearance and the importance of listening to them.
Motivation for saving souls (00:22:19) Emphasizing that the mission is about saving souls, not about money or fame, and the need to listen to the youth.
Relating to the youth (00:23:14) Discussing the importance of having relatable role models for the youth and the impact of peer influence.
Breaking generational curses (00:24:02) Emphasizing the role of the current generation in breaking generational curses and promoting unity and love.
Jesus’s example of inclusion (00:25:43) Highlighting Jesus’s inclusive nature and the need for the church to reach beyond its walls.
The power of faith and overcoming fear (00:26:30) Sharing personal experiences of faith and overcoming fear through prayer and trust in God.
Challenges and victories in sharing faith (00:27:17) Discussing the challenges of judgmental attitudes in some churches and the impact on reaching out to the youth.
Discrimination in the church (00:28:11) Sharing experiences of discrimination in the church and the impact on personal faith.
Overcoming fear and embracing faith (00:29:03) Discussing personal struggles with fear and the decision to embrace faith despite challenges.
Sharing faith in school (00:30:50) Sharing personal experiences of sharing faith in school and the impact of standing firm in beliefs.
Overcoming fear and embracing faith, part 2 (00:31:41) Continuation of the discussion on overcoming fear and embracing faith in challenging situations.
Overcoming fear and embracing faith, part 3 (00:33:34) Continuation of the discussion on overcoming fear and embracing faith in challenging situations.
Shyness and High School Experience (00:38:12) Jeremiah talks about his shyness in high school and his experiences with relationships and self-confidence.
Performing at School and Running for President (00:39:01) Jeremiah discusses performing at school events and his plans to run for president multiple times.
Starting a Podcast and Being Authentic (00:40:49) Jeremiah talks about starting a podcast, being authentic, and the importance of allowing the conversation to flow naturally.
Pride and Living for God (00:42:20) Jeremiah and Joel discuss the dangers of pride, the music industry, and their commitment to spreading the word of God.
Spreading the Word and Encouraging Youth (00:44:06) Jeremiah and Joel share their message of not following the crowd, spreading the word of Jesus, and encouraging youth.
Personal Testimony and Encouraging Others (00:48:48) Jeremiah shares his personal struggles and experiences, including growing up in challenging circumstances, and encourages others to seek solace in God.
Upcoming Events and Personal Conversations (00:54:26) Jeremiah and Joel discuss their upcoming tour, a meet and greet fellowship, and casual conversations with the host.


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