Sunday Recall (July 19, 2009)

We ended our series on www.victory with the topic on Multi-generational. We talked about our church values for the past three weeks. We had a great time in God’s presence yesterday. There were fewer (than normal) people in the morning but all the afternoon services were packed yesterday. Maybe people wanted to rest in the morning to enjoy the weather. Here’s a copy of my message for those who want a review on the topic Muti-generational.
Psa. 78:3 what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us.
Psa. 78:4 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.
Psa. 78:5  He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children,
Psa. 78:6  so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
Psa. 78:7  Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
I remember when I started attending church in 1986, there were only young people since we were primarily reaching out to students. But as the years went by, I saw people of all ages being added to the church.
Our God is a generational God.
He is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Exod. 3:15)
Deut. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
But there was a generation in Israel in the old testament that missed it.
Judg. 2:7 The people served the LORD throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the LORD had done for Israel.
Judg. 2:8  Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died at the age of a hundred and ten.
Judg. 2:10  After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel.
Judg. 2:11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.
•    This is one of the saddest moments in the history of Israel.
Satan is also constantly attacking the next generation. He wants to cut off and isolate the next generation from the previous generation.
•    (OT) Pharoah tried to kill all the baby boys during time of Moses.
•    (NT) King Herod also wanted to kill the babied during the time of Jesus.
We also see an attack on the next generation of today.
1.    Millions of babies killed in abortion.
2.    China’s one child policy.
3.    Africa’s aids and poverty epidemic leaving thousands of children as orphans.
4.    Korea’s waning Christian influence with the youth. Ex. Prayer mountain dwindling
5.    International child trafficking.
6.    In Phils, millions of OFWs abroad leave children behind.
There is a pattern of the enemy attacking the young people.
How do we keep the generations strong in God?
2Tim. 1:5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
2Tim. 2:2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
A Multi-Generational Picture
Grandmother Lois – Mother Eunice – Timothy – Reliable Men -Others.
Because God is a generational God, we are called to reach all generations.

TWO GENERATIONS THAT NEED TO WORK TOGETHER
ESTABLISHED GENERATION (NOW-GEN)
•    These is the current generation. Those whom God has touched; who experienced the praiseworthy deeds of God, his power and wonders he has done.
•     If you have been touched by God then you have a message and a responsibility to share that message.
We need to properly pass the baton to the next generation.
What’s happens next after you pass the baton?
People (players) will hold on the baton longer or they become…
•    Spectators – watch the game from the sidelines
•    Commentators – critique others
Generation gap will be evident.
Example: Charles Barkley
•    Coaching – making others better; helping others fulfill their destiny and calling
Example: Phil Jackson was able to help make great players in Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Note: Phil Jackson used to play for the NY Knicks and had the worst record for personal fouls in the NBA. But when he coached he produced 10 championship rings with two teams – Bulls and Lakers.
EMERGING GENERATION (NEXT-GEN)
Psa. 78:6  so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
•    Everybody is trying to reach them – McDonald’s, Jollibee, MTV, Disney, Nintendo, Xbox.
•    Are we really doing our part in reaching and discipling the next generation of world changers?
•    Parents are ultimately responsible for their own children.
MAINPOINT: LET GOD BE HONORED IN EVERY GENERATION IN OUR NATION.
Results when the different generations work together.
Psa. 78:7  Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.
•    Trust in God – not in human wisdom or ability, nor wealth, nor hollow philosophies
•    Remember His deeds – Faithfulness of God.
•    Keep his commands- Obedience to His Word
That’s my sunday message. Hope to see you all in Araneta this friday July 24 for our 25th annoversary celebration!

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