Synopsis: In preparation for the observance of the Lord's Supper, this message is a call to remember "The Thorns of the Curse and Crown" - what the first Adam did and what the Last Adam did. It is a call to thank God we have a Redeemer Who defeated Satan and Whose sacrifice not only covers our sin and shame so that we don't stand before God naked, but also clothes each born-again believer with the garments of Christ's righteousness.
Synopsis: It is no accident that this exclamation of worship the Apostle Paul delivers in Romans 11:33-36 immediately precedes the chapter that begins with an appeal to a consecrated service to God that is designed to show here's what that gospel's impact looks like in a born-again believer's life! This instructional hymn of praise is also impacting praise as this text not only forms the basis for but also the motivation for "God-focused Living."
Synopsis: The old saying goes, "When all else fails, read the directions." Although there are no printed instructions that come with children when they are born, when it comes to the matter of being the right kind of parent to influence/guide the next generation for God, we are not left helpless and hopeless to try to figure out what to do! God's Word gives us the instruction we need!
This message covers the 4th and final instruction with some practical applications to help us guide the next generation for God.
Synopsis: Revelation 22 opens with two prominent features inside the New Jerusalem: the River of Life and the Tree of Life. Our text tonight add more insight as to what we can expect to find inside this City! The message closes with points of application as we consider that this life is a dress rehearsal for our time in eternity!
Synopsis: Deuteronomy 6:6 provides us with a key instruction that is the third of four we are looking at to help us "Guide the Next Generation for God." Here's hope, encouragement and a challenging message to equip you as you fulfill your God-ordained role as a parent!
Synopsis: To this point, John has described the external beauties of this New Jerusalem with a glimpse of the golden streets inside its walls and a description of what the contents of the city are. Now in Revelation 22, we take a look inside the City to see the splendors that are there in that new Paradise that mankind has dreamed of but could never attain.
Synopsis: In today's message we look at the 2nd of 4 instructions God gave to Israel to help them guide the next generation for God. If we want our children to live as Joshua lived and influence their children towards a growing, personal relationship with God, they must be taught to do what parents should already be doing.
Synopsis: How do we get our children and grandchildren to know God--not just to know about Him (know all the stories), but to see His power at work in their lives? We can't discount nor dismiss the work of the Holy Spirit and divine grace but while He does His job, there is work for us to do! In our text there are four commands parents and grandparents must obey in order to influence their children towards a growing, personal relationship with God.
Today's message covers the first of these four commands.
Synopsis: In our text today, we are introduced to three generations of Jews - each one having a different response to God; each one shaped by a particular influence to respond they way they did--God's or society's. God's plan is for parents to influence their children so they bear God's imprint rather than society's.
Synopsis: The New Jerusalem is the prepared place for all born-again believers that our Lord Jesus referred to in John 14:1-3. After having looked at the construction of this city, we now move to consider its contents. As we do, there is great truth to encourage us in our daily walk with the Lord.
Synopsis: If we are to express the faith of Abraham, our faith must have the same characteristics his had! In part one we looked at the first three. Today, in part 2 of this message from Romans 4:20-21, we look at the fourth characteristic of the kind of strong faith that Abraham expressed and that we can express as well--a faith that pleases God.
Synopsis: Other than possibly Samuel, what is expressly said about David in our text, is not said of any other person in the entire Bible--a man after God's own heart. Yet, David's reputation is stained with two unfortunate and catastrophic choices he made. So how do we justify God labeling David the way He did? What does it mean when God says He is looking for a man after his own heart? Find out in tonight's message.