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Two earthly fathers have influenced my life. Both showed stewardship of God' gifts to them, of their families and of their abilities. Their legacy stretches on past this present and into the future.
Who are you? To know who you are, you need to know from where you came. Perhaps historical documents, DNA tests, etc. will help find out who you are? But Jesus Christ said "I am the true vine," and "you are the branches." We have been grafted to God through Christ Jesus. And not just so that we can have life, but so that we might also bear fruit. Yes, DNA tests may tell us about our physical ancestry. But the Word of God tells us of our spiritual ancestry. God has given us grace and forgiveness through Christ Jesus! He has given us identity and purpose!
The essentials of godly parenting have been sadly lost in our post-modern society. Even in the church, parenting has largely been relegated to discipline for bad behavior but very little training in times of non-conflict. In this teaching, pastor Andy endeavors to teach parents how to pass on a godly heritage by focusing on the essentials of training children in the way they should go.
In the final message on the life of Abrham, Pastor Simmons looks at what Abraham does in his last days to leave a legacy that lasts.
Nurture-The Need of Every Child Where does a child get its primary concept of God? “Let your light so shine before men, (your children) that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) God is as seen in father and mother. We have about 12 years to build a bridge to the heart of our child. Ephesians 1:1-11 1. They need to feel blessed for who they are (vv. 3) 2. They need to feel chosen every day (vv. 4) 3. They need to know they belong to an earthly family along with a special adoption into a heavenly family. (vv. 5) 4. They need to know they are accepted (vv. 6) 5. They need to experience the riches of grace – forgiveness (vv. 7) 6. They need to know they will always be your son and daughter and be part of your God honoring heritage. (vv. 11) Make your home a place where these concepts are part of your daily conversation Deuteronomy 6:4-9 1. Parents need to be healthy in their own response to God. (vv. 4, 5) 2. More powerful concepts are caught from the parents heart than taught from their head (vv. 6, 7) When sitting at home While going on a walk When putting them to bed When getting them up in the morning 3. Recognize the power of visual messages (vv. 8, 9) House decorations Symbols and family traditions
What is necessary for you to have a Godly reputation and leave a Godly heritage and legacy?
We pause in our “Wealthy Poor” series to reflect on the relocation of our worship space to the Grandel Theater. Why did we move? Why here? What are we doing? Monumental shifts in culture are shaking the 21st century church to the core. Reliant stands as a mission of a larger church, Christ Memorial, and a larger Lutheran heritage. One question we’re trying to answer is “How are we the church in this place at this time?” It is our task to take the gospel that has been passed down to us and bear it faithfully in our appointed time. Dr. Norman Nagel writes, “Each generation receives from those who went before, and in making that tradition its own, adds what may best serve in its own day – the living heritage and something new.” We press on with what was passed down. And we bring to it “something new.”
Last Sunday we celebrated Canada Day from a Christian perspective by reviewing the spiritual heritage of Canada and then hearing a testimony from one of our recent Members of Parliament Derrek Conrad. Derek is an evangelical Christian who accepted God’s call to serve Him on Parliament Hill. If you missed last Sunday I invite you to visit our website to hear Derek’s story and view the slide presentation on the spiritual heritage of Canada. For me this information is extremely powerful. Did you know for instance that......
This Sunday we celebrated Canada Day by viewing some power point slides that told us about our Christian heritage and what a privilege we have to have this rich history. We also had a guest speaker, Derrek Konrad. He was past MPP, who loves the Lord and shared and few words with us today. Click on "Notes" above to view the PowerPoint presentation shown during the sermon.