Here's a quick word of encouragement:

"Hi everyone there at Knoxville Tennessee. It's Matt Redman from England here. I just wanted to pass on a little word of encouragement to you guys at this time - I heard the church has been going through a tough season. I'm delighted to hear that you young guys are running the race and keeping your eyes fixed on the prize, the Lord Jesus, in the midst of this. Imagine then how much more delighted God himself must be! The pleasure of God over our lives is an incredible thing - make sure you walk in it and enjoy it.

Make Him your pleasure too - as the Psalmist says, "One thing I ask of the Lord - this is what I seek... That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in His temple." Make Jesus your 'one thing' - the One you seek above all others. The One you spend your time and money and energy on above all others. He is truly worth it all.

We live in a very cool time - God is raising up young people all over the world who have decided to follow him with passionate song and lives.Be encouraged that your part of this...

In the bible, Paul gives some good advice to the young man Timothy. It's great advice for any young person today - "set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

"Take care, and may God make His face to shine upon you all,

Your brother,

Matt Redman.