Candace Cameron Bure is best loved for her role as DJ Tanner in the popular sitcom “Full House” and regularly returns on Hallmark Movie Channel particularly around Christmastime.
Many also know about her strong Christian faith, but few know about how her faith has influenced her son, Lev Bure.
Lev is currently attending Bible College and recently had the opportunity to preach his very first sermon at Shepherd Church in Los Angeles.
It’s a celebration to see any prominent Hollywood face attribute praise to Jesus.
It’s even more special when we discover that the person’s identity in Christ truly affects their whole life, on a personal level.
The Proverbs 31 woman is an example to Christian women who desire transformation in Jesus.
“Her children will rise up and call her blessed.”
And in the case of Candace Cameron, her son is a testimony to her faith by how he respects his mother directly, but also how he carries on the faith she taught him.
He now devotes himself to studying God’s Word at the Shepherd Church Bible College of Los Angeles.
It’s a known fact that “out of the mouths of babes” the truth will be found out, relayed without reserve. In fact, this common phrase is from a Scripture of Psalms that Jesus uses later in Matthew.
Lev Bure and a group of four others represented this concept.
The generation rising is strong. Lev Bure, Caleb Walden, Nolan Jones, Michael Johnson, and Adriana Cervantes shared from 1 Timothy 4:12 to declare to their peers and all in hearing on where this strength needs to be anchored:
“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
Our confidence cannot be from this world, ourselves, opinions, or opportunities. These five students of Shepherd Church Bible College presented to a congregation eager to hear a unique perspective from 1 Timothy chapter 4.
While this verse is specifically speaking about youth, it is more than a simple reminder.
For the older generation, it is a reminder in the importance of mentoring and then allowing space for the upcoming believers of Jesus to “work out their faith” (Philippians 2:12) with the gifts God is calling them into.
It is also more than a reminder to youth, to rise above the excuses and the childishness, and mature in the faith. It is a call to all of us, at any age.
The passage was shared by all five speakers, who took seven minutes each to preach the Word. Their call pointed out various pieces of this passage.
Our lives should be vastly different from the ways of this world. Younger or older, we are the perfect age and in perfect location to actively serve Him. But God will not stand for service through prideful habits or misconduct, hate, faithlessness, or promiscuity.
At age 19, Bure’s faith is growing and his love for speaking on the Word shows it. As he stood before the Shepherd Church congregation, he said:
“In Matthew 5 verse 16 Jesus himself, he says, ‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your…’ what? Good Deeds. ‘And glorify your father in heaven.’ He’s saying, don’t be ashamed, don’t be afraid. Yes, this world is full of sin, and yes, it’s a dark world, so what are people gonna look at?
“They’re gonna look at the light. So, don’t hide it, let it shine.”
He continued to remind the congregation about God’s love toward a cheerful giver, and our lives being a living testimony means shining this light without seeking payback or applause of men.
Christian Headlines writes: “The church posted several images of the young adults on Instagram, saying, ‘WOW. How many of you were blessed by today’s message on 1 Timothy 4:12 from our Bible college students? The future is looking very bright with these leaders guiding our youth to Christ.’”
Lev Bure continues his studies at college, supported by “the most radically diverse church in L.A.” His family at home supports him fully.
Candace Cameron Bure married Valeri Bure, retired hockey player. Since their marriage in 1996, they have had three children and raise them to understand family values and respect.
This was exemplified during Candace’s Kids Choice Award win for the “Fuller House” series, a recently made extension of our favorite “Full House.” “[A family] stick[s] together through the hard times. They support each other. They encourage one another. They pray for each other, and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets.”
And as Candace Cameron Bure made super clear on her Instagram, the message is now available to re-listen.