What I am Praying For #4
January 30, 2022
WHAT I AM PRAYING FOR #4
• By the year 2050 35 million youth raised in Christian homes will disassociate with the Christian faith. (According to the Treetops Foundation Research published in 2020)
Psalm 78:1-5 “O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, I will teach you hidden lessons from our past stories we have heard and known, stories our ancestors handed down to us. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children,
1. They would have adults who are passionate about their faith.
- Teach them about God – God stories, God moments, and God truths.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
If we aren’t going to be passionate our faith, why would we be passionate about theirs?
We want to help you disciple your children – to experience life in Christ.
Psalm 78:6 so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born—and they in turn will teach their own children.
2. They would have confidence in their faith.
1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”
What kind of church would we have if we were known for pouring into the next generation?
Psalm 78:7 So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.
3. They would keep their faith.
“It turns out that being in a family and church that talks w/Jesus – where they actively evangelize, serve together, know other adults that take their faith seriously, and live the Gospel out in management will, more often than not, produce young people who want to continue on in a life with God.”