March 6, 2016

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Generations part one

 Psalm 45:17
 17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever

Introduction – Generation, 25, 30, 40, 70 all are number of years giving to the concept of generation. The passing of parents to children, children to grandchildren, grandchildren to great grandchildren. The passing on of legacy. Today we are going to examine the Bible concept of passing on singing songs to praise our God. 

I. Letting Them Learn Our Song
A.Psalm 45:17
 17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.

B.Teaching the importance of singing God’s Praises
C.Sing in multi-generational settings
D.Proverbs 10:11, 
   11 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
A heart right with God sings His praise. You can’t help it.

II. Understanding the Concept of Eternal Praise
A.Revelation 4:10 – 11 
   10 the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
11 “You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.”

B.We teach praise and worship songs to all around us so we can also Praise God in the very Throne room in Heaven

C.God is the creator and sustainer of the universe

III. We Teach Our Families Songs of Praise About Calvary

A.Revelation 5:9 – 13
 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
To receive power and riches and wisdom,
And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying:
“Blessing and honor and glory and power
Be to Him who sits on the throne,
And to the Lamb, forever and ever!”

B.Worthy is the Lamb, slain for the sacrifice of Sin.

C.Salvation cost was great so we can experience free today!

Conclusion – Are we singing praises around our family?

Part One
October 7, 2018
Generations Part two

Text: Deuteronomy 4: 9 – 10
 9 Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren, 10 especially concerning the day you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, ‘Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’

  Last week we looked at teaching our next generations to sing!!!
Today we are going to look at our responsibility of teaching God’s
Word to our Children and Grandchildren.

 For Example;

The Ten Commandments, 
 Exodus 20:2-17
 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Let’s look at teaching statements together;

I. A Proper Start Can Give Lifelong Direction

A.Proverbs 22:6
 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

B.Make God the Childs foundation from the beginning

C.Point them in the right direction and when they are older they will not get lost!

II. A Persevering Effort to Be Consistent With Lifelong Direction

A.Deuteronomy 6:5 – 9
 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6 “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

 1 Timothy 4:10 -11
10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 11 These things command and teach.

B. What is in you, strive to see that it is in your child.  

C. There is no place to Stop our influence!!!

  Conclusion – Teaching, influence, being an example. That’s our role as Godly Parents and Grandparents!!!

Part Two
October 14, 2018.
From Following to Forsaking
part three
October 21, 2018
Generations part three
From Following to Forsaking

Joshua 24:12-14
12 I sent the hornet before you which drove them out from before you, also the two kings of the Amorites, but not with your sword or with your bow. 13 I have given you a land for which you did not labor, and cities which you did not build, and you dwell in them; you eat of the vineyards and olive groves which you did not plant.’
14 “Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!

Joshua, Moses Successor
Joshua led them to Israel 
He led Israel to leave the wilderness, cross Jordan, defeat Jericho, embrace Cana and helped them reach the Promised Land. But, when a generation came that did not know Joshua things changed.

I. God demands sole allegiance
  Joshua 24:19-24
 19 But Joshua said to the people, “You cannot serve the Lord, for He is a holy God. He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20 If you forsake the Lord and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you harm and consume you, after He has done you good.”
21 And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the Lord!”
22 So Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the Lord for yourselves, to serve Him.”
And they said, “We are witnesses!”
23 “Now therefore,” he said, “put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord God of Israel.”
24 And the people said to Joshua, “The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!”

 A. God is jealous and will not share His affection. 
Joshua 24:7
  7 So they cried out to the Lord; and He put darkness between you and the Egyptians, brought the sea upon them, and covered them. And your eyes saw what I did in Egypt. Then you dwelt in the wilderness a long time.

B. The last generation of Joshua still had a testimony of single allegiance to God.

  II. If we don’t teach the next generation things drastically change 
  Judges 2:7-10 
7 So the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord which He had done for Israel. 8 Now Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died when he was one hundred and ten years old. 9 And they buried him within the border of his inheritance at Timnath Heres, in the mountains of Ephraim, on the north side of Mount Gaash. 10 When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.

  A. Out of sight, Out of mind

  III. A generation can completely forsake God
  Judges 2:12-13 
 12 and they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 They forsook the Lord and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

  A. If we don’t teach the next two generations then the following generation will know nothing of God.

God help us to teach our children and grandchildren the love of God

Generations! Part four
The Faithful Female Witness

Text: Galatians 5:4 – 6
4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

  Where would the evangelical church of America be without strong Godly
Women of faith? I do not know! Whether a church believes
in women preachers or not I know there would be far less church’s open in America without Godly women. So in this study on generations we see the importance of generational faith. Two men’s Legacy’s give us proof of the power of faith.

Jonathan Edwards – 150 years later his family; 
1 US Vice President 
3 US Senators
 3 Governors
 3 mayors
 13 college presidents
 30 judges
 60 professors
 100 lawyers,
And 100 preachers and our missionaries. 

Max Jukes – a hard atheist current with Edwards 150 year legacy.
 7 murderers
60 convicted thieves
 50 convicted prostitutes
 130 jailed convicts 
400 alcoholics

Let us study together:

I. Timothy had a Godly Family
2 Timothy 1:5 – 7
5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

A.He was the third generation of true faith

B.True faith is our only way to find salvation.

C.Galatians 5:4 -6
 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

  Ephesians 2:8 
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

  Romans 3: 26 – 30
 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. 29 Or is He the God of the Jews only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, 30 since there is one God who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.

II. Timothy Had a Personal Faith
2 Timothy 1:13  
13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:15
15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

A.We have to personally be transformed by Faith

B.Hold on like your faith matters.

III. Timothy had a Wonderful Future 
2 Timothy 4: 5, 17 – 18
5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
 17 But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

A.Paul was giving testimony of his future and encouraging
Timothy, because he too can have a great future.

B.Because ministry of faith to the people will get hard.

C.2 Timothy 4:2 – 4 
 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 

 Our faith in God gives our hope
  Not whether people listen to the truth.

Conclusion – Pass on Faith!!!!!

Part four

The Faithful Female Witness
October 28,2018
Please scroll down for Generations part two, three, and four