Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, April 28, 2019
Children, Psalm 78:1-7
Mark 10:13-16 13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. 14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them. nlt
Reminder given to God’s people; get engaged spiritually.
Psalm 78:1-2 O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. 2 I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old–
Persevere in God’s Word, 2Tim 3:13-14, 1Tim 4:16
Responsibility to know, then teach your children God’s truth.
Psalm 78:3-5 3 what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children,
Model Christ before your children, Deut 6:6-7, Prov 22:6, Tit 2:7-8
Reshape future generations by doing it right today.
Psalm 78:6-7 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
Capture this generation for Christ, 2Tim 3:14-15, Ps 145:13
- _______________ your life!
- _______________ in practice!
- _______________ excellence in Christ!
Proverbs 20:7 7 The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.