Synopsis: Our text today declares three truths that must be remembered. How can we pay attention to the warning given? How do we preserve the freedoms God has graciously given us to enjoy? We must renew our commitment to remember The LORD. How do we do that? Deuteronomy 6 provides the answer!
Synopsis: "Lest We Forget" holds significance for us in a patriotic sense and also in a spiritual sense.
How significant it is that when admonishing Israel to teach their children diligently "these words," that the first words out of God's mouth were regarding His own nature: what kind of God He is. If verse five presents to us the imperative of wholehearted devotion to God, v. 4 declares the logic for that devotion. Solid Bible doctrine provides the "why" behind the "what"; the reason behind the requirement. Once God's nature is clearly understood (v. 4) and its truth impacts the heart, the consequent response will be an unreserved, unconditional devotion to Him (v. 5) that will be expressed by obedience to His commands (vv. 6-9). To fail to teach the words of God to the next generation is to ignore the warning of v. 12 - "lest thou forget."
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: 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 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: 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.