The title of this blog comes from one of my favorite hymns."It is Well With My Soul"
When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We Must Tell Them
"After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel" Judges 2:10
This text was the basis for our sermon on Sunday. The generation this text was talking about was the "promise land generation" Their grandparents were the generation that was led out of Egypt, their parents were the conquers of the promised land led by Joshua. The "promise land" generation was the first generation who did not see first hand what the Lord had done.
How will the next generation know about the Lord if we do not tell our stories? We must tell them.
From my sermon notes:
1.We must tell them about God's character
2. We must tell them about our deep history (this would be speaking of our biblical heritage)
3.We must tell them the gospel of Jesus Christ
4. We must tell them about the history of the church
5.We must tell them our personal history (how did you come to Christ)
6.We must tell them of the mighty deeds of God in or life
I was a little discouraged at first, my children are grown and although we continue to tell them how God is working in our lives, they have heard our stories, but then the pastor reminded us it wasn't just our children that needed to hear the stories. Are there young people in your life? I have grandchildren. What young person do you have in your life that you can tell your story to. Is there a younger person you know that needs to hear about God's character, about his mighty deeds? Do you know a young person who needs to hear the gospel? The next generation needs to hear these things, it's up to us to tell them.