This Generation Pt 2

PARENTING, TEENS AND MINISTRY RESPONSIBILITY

 

Psalm 71:18 And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

 

EVERYONE IS CALLED TO AFFECT THIER GENERATION.

YOUNG PEOPLE AGES 18-29 – STATISTICS SAY 75% LEAVE THE CHURCH – ONLY 25% STAY

THE KEY’S THAT HELP THE 25%’ERS

  1. STRONG FAMILY TIES  – DINNER TOGETHER, SERVING IN CHURCH

  1. ENTRUSTED WITH RESPONSIBILITY

  1. EXPERIENCE GOD IN THEIR HOMES…. PARENTS LEADING THE WAY

  1. AN ADULT IN THEIR LIVES INFLUENCING THEM.

RELATIONAL BONDING IS THE BIG KEY WE SEE IN ALL OF THESE

THE VALUE OF THE YOUTH MINISTER

OLD Vs YOUNG AND THOSE IN THE MIDDLE;

OLDER HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE YOUNGER DON’T HAVE THE FULLER PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE OF LIFE LIVED.

“A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact.” —E. W. Howe

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Titus 2:2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4 so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

6 Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; 7 in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, 8 sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

 

WE NEVER GET TO RETIRE FROM THE WILL OF GOD.

WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMUNICATE TRUTH TO THE GENERATION BEHIND US.

THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE HAS TO BUY INTO THIS CULTURE

WE CAN REDUCE THE RESPONSIBILITES DOWN TO 3 THINGS

TO MODEL, MESSAGE AND MENTOR…

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