This Generation Pt 3

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

QUICK REVIEW – THE KEY’S THAT HELP THE 25%’ERS

  1. STRONG FAMILY TIES

  2. ENTRUSTED WITH RESPONSIBILITY

  3. EXPERIENCE GOD IN THEIR HOMES….

  4. AN ADULT IN THEIR LIVES INFLUENCING THEM.

AROUND AGE 13 THE PARENTAL INFLUENCE BEGINS TO DIMINISH AND THEY BEGIN LISTENING TO SOMONE “COOLER” THAN YOU.

YOUTH MINISTER BECOMES VERY STRATEGIC AT THAT POINT.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Titus 2:3 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.

 

NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE IN MINISTRY THERE ARE RESPONSIBILITIES.

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

REDUCE THE RESPONSIBILITES DOWN TO 3 THINGS

TO MODEL

TOMESSAGE

TO MENTOR…

TO MODEL; BEGINS WHERE YOU ARE BY SEEING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY…

MODEL MEANS; HOW WE CONDUCT OUR LIVES…

TO MESSAGE: IS TO ARTICULATE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN A WAY OTHERS CAN HEAR IT.

TO MENTOR: WHO ARE YOU TAKING UNDER YOUR WINGS TO TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW.

ANYONE IN 50’S AND UP IS IN THIS PHASE OF LIFE.  THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE PURPOSE…

IF YOU’RE NOT DEAD, YOUR NOT DONE!