Description: In lieu of a podcast episode, I’ve decided to post the recorded audio of a message I recently shared with our church’s youth group. It is based on Jesus’ prophetic words found in Matthew 24, seeking to demonstrate how Christ’s counsel to endure and grow in Christian behavior and thought in the midst of growing deceit and wickedness is as relevant as ever. I apologize for the quality of the audio. Although it is intelligible, it isn’t as pristine as I would prefer it to be. (That’s the musician of 20+ years speaking in me.) We are in the process of upgrading the recording equipment so that we can continue to post these messages regularly. I pray that the listener will be edified and informed through this sermon and will share it with others needing a word of encouragement and examination of the times.