This Sunday we will have a special service that will include our kids camp celebration. We will hear and see how God worked in our kid’s camp.
I will also be teaching on encouraging the generations. how to live your life in a way that is aimed to encourage the generations that come after you.
We get so busy living we fail to do what God said in considering our children’s, children’s, children as we live to plan and share.
If we can learn to think as God has told us and practice as God has commanded, we will make sure the generations have hope and not despair.
It is my aim that you will joyfully join a community that encourages the generations to come. Showing up Sunday to support the kids would be a good place to start.
Can’t wait to see you,
STEPS TO PREPARE
PRAY FOR THE SERVICES AND FOR YOURSELF
AND ME AND THE OTHER TEACHERS.
PRAYERFULLY READ THE SCRIPTURES
AND CONSIDER THE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS.
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND A PREACHING SERVICE AND A SMALL GROUP.
INVITE SOMEONE TO COME WITH YOU.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY: SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS
Preparing for Sunday Encouragement – August 4, 2019
Please prayerfully consider the following scriptures and questions.
Psalms 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old, 3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. 4 We will not conceal them from their children but tell the generation to come to the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done. 5 For He established a testimony in Jacob And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers That they should teach them to their children, 6 That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children, 7 That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments, 8 And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Describe how you came to know your family’s history.
Did learning of your family story help you or hurt you?
How can stories from the past encourage humility, faith, and Godliness?
Isaiah 51:1 “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn and to the quarry from which you were dug. 2 “Look to Abraham your father And to Sarah who gave birth to you in pain; When he was but one, I called him, Then I blessed him and multiplied him.”
How can learning from the past keep those who come later from suffering?
Psalms 78:6-11 That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children, 7 That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments, 8 And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God. 9 The sons of Ephraim were archers equipped with bows, yet they turned back in the day of battle. 10 They did not keep the covenant of God And refused to walk in His law; 11 They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.
Describe how your learning from an elder helped you.
How could remembering past stories help plan for the future.
What destruction could be avoided by and acting out one hundred and fifty years?
What are things you can do now that can encourage the faith and health of generations to come?
Why is it important for you to share your story?
Deuteronomy 4:9 “Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons. 10 “Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when the LORD said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’