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February 24, 2021 7:00 am
Rubble funding Studios in Memphis Tennessee by retiring with fury involve the CEO of fighting. We have been a series. It takes a family today. Adrian Rogers message part two family future. We encourage our friends to get your Bible and turn to Deuteronomy 5 verse 29. No family was not only the first institution that I believe going forward. Byron is the platform for the future. I truly believe that I and I think if this pandemic has taught us anything it's taught us to not only to be stronger in our faith but also to be stronger as a family wheelchair in the midst of this moral freefall that were in our culture today. There are always attacks on the family and some might ask you what is the future for the family. Adrian Rogers answered it this way.
The Bible says that God set the solitary and families and I believe that the family instinct is so great so strong that it will endure all of the attacks of the enemy is not to say that in the battle. Some are not going to get caught in the crossfire. When all of the dust is settled and these naysayers have gone where were they going to the family will still be here.
The family is a gift of God is the first institution that God formed in the Garden of Eden before business before industry before education. The family will endure. I know my own life when Satan attacks. He attacks the family may be true for you as well. I know Leno Satan comes in every angle trying to destroy that family unit and I think that's why we look at God's law.
We look at things like the 10 Commandments and Dr. Rogers mentions that we are to set these boundaries for our kids so that they have God's law as the parameters carry one time I was teaching a youth Sunday school class and I remember bringing up conversation with the student life class about behavior and in one of the students, you know, said you know my parent keeps talking to me about this particular thing in my life, but I see them doing the same thing so there was this extra inconsistency in all likelihood I think his mom and dad.
You're right. We have to be real and we we have to model and what we expect. Yeah. And because I think you know again it's called, not so much taught in the home. We have to live with God. Sincere, selfless and strong love in the home and be non-hypocritical bullets. Good carrier we always enjoy hearing from our love were finding listeners especially when they mention that they have trusted Jesus Christ. Here's what it says I have recently accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior.
I am so thankful to Adrian Rogers for opening my heart and letting the Lord come in. I am married with two children, ages four into. I'm so happy that I'll be able to raise them with the words of the Lord. Amen. Amen.
Oh, things passed away behold all things become new a new generation has begun right a new creature in Christ.
Just like his mercies are new every morning is so now that person gets to emulate that in front of the children and hopefully it's a ripple effect for years to come will one of the things were also grateful to have available are resources and we have this month a premium resource that I think would benefit this man who wrote in, and others who are listening what I think is the best premium. It takes the family is the collection and it's for booklets. It takes a family. God's plan for the man maximum mom and honoring father and mother. Don't miss out. But all this is email@example.com again. It resource LWF.org, along with other resources to help you grow in your walk with Jesus Christ well with today's message family future part two here's Adrian Rogers and chapter 5 God gave the 10 Commandments actually Deuteronomy chapter 5 is a restatement of reinforcement of the 10 Commandments and then after God gave these commandments God says in chapter 5 in verse 29, concerning his people and I listen to me, is what God says all that there were such an heart in them that they would fear me and keep all my commandments always now listen to this, that it might be well with them and their children for ever. God is saying if they will keep my commandments there be a future for them. That's what God is saying. Now he has given the commandments, and you know the commandments. They are there in Deuteronomy chapter 5 the next. This 20 if you will go to chapter 6 and begin in verse six. Now these are the commandments, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God commanded to teach you that you might do them in the land whether you go to possess that thou might is fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his statutes and his commandments. Now watch this, which I commanded the bow and by son and I son's son all the days of my life.
What is talking that he is a future for the family and that thy days may be prolonged here.
Therefore always Israel and observed to that.
It may be well with the energy may increase mightily is the Lord God of my fathers have promised the in the land that fought with milk and honey and then he begins in verse four, the great Shema. This is perhaps the most important verse Orthodox Jews are the most important passage in all of the Bible. It begins the word Shema means here to begins with the word here here oh Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might. And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in mine heart, and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when I assist in mine house and when I walk us. By the way, and when thou lies down and when thou arises that thou shalt bind them for sign up online hand and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. Thou shalt write them up on the post of my house and on by Gates not here's what God says we could do for the future of the family. I want you to think now of how therefore we are to train our children so that we as a nation can have a future so we as a family can have a future number one first want you to stand his home is the University of life.
Home is the University of life. God says that these commandments are to be taught in the home. God did not give the 10 Commandments, the government, the government should abide by the God did not give the 10 Commandments to industry. Though industry should learn from them. God did not give the 10 Commandments, the education, though education should take note of them. God gave the 10 Commandments to the family read all this context it is the family. This is God's priority plan that they is to go from parent to child our children Odyssey our faith in God in all that we do all that we say and the atmosphere in which a child is raised is to be supercharged with godliness based on the 10 Commandments I want to tell you again that it is the family that is the center and the core and therefore the all-out war is against the family, so that's the first thing I want to learn is that poem is to be the University of life. Home is to be the universe to block. Here's the second thing.
Parents are the professors in that university parents.
The professors look again if you will, in verse seven and he says he and thou shalt teach them diligently to buy children.
You want a juvenile delinquent is so many times he's a child trying to act like his parents ever thought about dropout kids today. I say that the problem is not primarily drop that get the dropout parents.
It is a shark or dads and slacker mom is not done what they ought to do and it brought their responsibilities now. What are the qualifications if you would be a professor in this university. Well, look, if you will, and see in verse five. The qualifications, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart with all thy soul and with all by my mouth that certain qualifications if you are to be a professor in this university with a something there's control center, and every child, and you cannot control the control center. That child controls God will not override God is not going to force you or anybody else to behave in a Certain Way, God will enable you to do so. God will lead you to do so.
God will lead you to do so, but ultimately you must decide therefore one of the wisest things that you can never learn is that you cannot make decisions for your children or you can when their little you can guide them, but a child has to come the place where he or she must make his or her own decisions, but you can make a decision for yourself. I've said this before and I want to say again, listen carefully, never set goals for somebody else never set goals for anybody else because you can control somebody else. Don't set goals for your children don't set goals for children. I don't set goals for my children. I have desires for my two new have a goal for Adrian. I have desires, my children have a goal for me you want. My goal for me is my desire is, I'll have godly children. My goal is I will be a godly bad godly dad. I made up my mind that's what I want to do because you see I can choose for me I choose Jesus. I choose God. I choose by the grace of God to be a godly dad and to love God with all my heart. Here's the qualification look at it. Here's what you can choose to do. In verse five and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart with all thy soul and with all thy might to love God with all your heart is a sincere love. Not a halfhearted love our children need to see in us a heartfelt burning, passionate, emotional and sincere love for the Lord Jesus Christ to take something back kids they could spot a phony, a mile away your kids know that you're not perfect, but they want to know that you sincere and you love God with all your heart and you love God not only with a sincere love, but with the selfless love with all of your soul. The soul is the self the whole cell 100% needs to be given over to God, not here's the third thing I want you to say number one remember that the home is the University of life. Number two, the parents of the professors and gave you qualification number three, the 10 Commandments are the curriculum that 10 Commandments are the curriculum nine chapter 5 God gave the 10 Commandments and then in chapter 6 he says parents you are to teach the these commandments ironclad their rock ribbon but they're not cold rigid restrictions. They are the liberating laws of life bear the tracks upon which your families to run, let me say something is very hypocritical of many of us.
I've known many evangelical Christians are complaining and mouthing in carping that the 10 Commandments are no longer in the classroom walls of America skills and I think that's sad. And I agree, but how many of you have the 10 Commandments on the walls of your home is 10 Commandments. For example, in your children's bedroom or in the foyer of your house or somewhere where we can read these things, God said to these Jews you post these on the doorpost of the house the gates of your house, so people can see them as they come in and as they go out, God has given us the 10 Commandments as a tracks to run own and you're never going to have a successful family unless you set some boundaries for those kids and frame today.
In today's society.
Society is not enough for you to say because I said so you need to say here is what God teaches, darling. Here's what the word of God says and you need to set some boundaries.
If your children don't have some boundaries that they don't have some rules if they don't have some restrictions that do not grow up with a sense of insecurity you give them boundaries.
Now they going to push against those boundaries that is normal. That is natural and there's nothing wrong with that is is just the instinct of life they going to push against those boundaries when you say thou shalt and thou shalt not. This is what we do as a family and their laudable sub sets that come out of Eastern command. For example, if you say on a father and mother.
Then there's some subsets that might say son you never session mother, my present and get away with just a subset of honoring father and mother, but you just have those boundaries that are there. If your child pushes against that and it gives and they go right on through. You know what happens. That child from that moment on he loses his security, he loses her secure. He says well in our world out there really are no real laws. There are no boundaries and you know what he'll do give the right on through and you come over and let somebody else at boundaries for somebody that you don't agree with and he'll get in that situation and you getting some club you're getting some help getting some organization that will set their own boundaries.
What ever they may be and is weird and wild as they may be. Listen folks, we need to understand that the needs to be boundaries. The 10 Commandments are those boundaries don't make yourself the issue. If you make yourself the issue. Being a parent is going to be a 20 year ride through ulcer gulch coming. Don't let them argue with you and say mama can you please daddy, please know I don't think so simply say son here laws which our family operates by their gods laws and not our laws.
You don't make yourself issue people putting on the black-and-white hat never stop by highway patrolman if he's like average highway patrolman United as he gets out of the car. He walks up to you a citizen good afternoon and he says Matt Massey, license plates are enhanced from its thing out.
You can't find it was in there somewhere to check that out. You handed over to an and a seven is a Mr. Rogers. Did you realize that the you doing 65 miles an hour and 50 mile an hour zone when the left side and realize that I was thing about the sermon, one mama preaching and he says now Mr. Rogers you have broken one of ordinances in the I'm in have to write you a ticket about it on these writings so full and so forth.
And he says now here you can pay this if you wish or you can come into the court. Have a nice day so I get an argument with Amy to get an argument only he is not the issue, the law station you see that make himself issue.
I mean listen folks, you will have to continue having battles with your kids.
Once you get some boundaries. It's not mom is not bad. We just have certain boundaries that we live by, and I'm telling you you need to establish some boundaries and if you don't establish those boundaries is going to be a long, long, hard parenting that you're going to have and don't make yourself the continual issue where they can move against you and argue with you and get you to lower the standards are what ever now the 10 Commandments are the curriculum next children. All the students. Children are the students. Verse seven says you teach these things to children, and since they have the students limiting they need to be enrolled early in the University of life. How are children should be given to God before they are born and the children are yours to raise. And it's not the church's responsibility to raise your children you say well I sat down at a church. I sent them off to a Christian school friend. They are your responsibility. This church can't do it and I Christian school can't do it. And there's nobody that you can do it your responsibility and you need to enroll these kids early in the school of life are now fitfully and finally life is the laboratory life is the laboratory look, if you will. Now in verses seven through nine, and thou shalt teach them diligently and I children and shall talk of them when thou citizen in thine house, and when thou walk us. By the way, and when thou lies down and when thou rises up thou shall bind them for sign up online hand and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes, and thou shall write them upon the post of lighthouse you get the idea that life itself is where these things are tall are you to teach the word of God will number one you to teach them can fictionally can fictionally verse six says these words are to be in your now if they're not in your heart, then you're not going to be able to teach them. And so the very first thing you have to do dad mom is to get your heart right with God and let God's word in your heart.
Teach them can fictionally number two. Teach them consistently look in verse seven God says and you teach them diligently what the word diligently means it means over and over again bring a margin. Isaiah 20 verse 10 for precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line wine up online here a little derelict.
Don't say what I told him now, what's next know every day you put truth upon proof upon truth and there is a cumulative effect.
One of these days what your problem is going to come back as you put a little bit in the bank every day soon to come back with compound. You've got to be consistent now teach them not only can fictionally consistently but creatively.
Notice in verse seven he says, and thou shalt talk of them when thou citizen line house and will now walk us. By the way, and so forth so many ways to teach the Bible a lot times so-called family worship, and I believe in family worship, but it can be an ordeal out to you. Sometimes in our family we have no children. That's the time we lost our religion front have family worship that we learn how to do it creatively with Bible reading in stories and games and memory in Christian books and songs and rewards for doing good to say what I don't believe in bribing kids listen friend a bribe.
As an inducement to do evil. Our reward is a recognition for doing right God gives rewards for doing right and teach them these principles you teach it creatively teach it conversationally. Look in verse seven and thou shalt talk of them just talk about going down to verse 20. Look at verse 20 and when my son asked Kathy in time to come say what mean listen testimonies in the statutes and the judgments which the Lord our God commanded you, then you shall say to your son there so many teachable opportunities in life and then you teach them conspicuously verses eight and nine says look put these things bind them on your hand, but them as frontlets between your eyes.
What is that mean well, the Jews at full equities with leather straps. They would find this Shema to the wrist and put them between the frontlets of the horizon. Nothing wrong with that but I think God meant more than that. I think God meant what ever you do. Speaking of the right hand is to be controlled by the word of God.
What if you think is to be controlled by the word of God put them up on the doorpost of the house as you go out as you command everything you life is to be conspicuous that your house the house of God, you come to our house you see a plaque on the left-hand side of the door that mentions God great and marvelous are thy works if you come and off for you see the Scripture going all around the foyer.
This house belongs to God. Going to kitchen you see the 10 Commandments there on the walls of our kitchen and we want our home to be a home a house of prayer will very presence of God is the will.
Psalm 112 verse two says the generation of the upright shall be blessed, and his see his descendents shall be mighty upon the earth village was not praying we praying not just for children, our grandchildren were praying far great grandchildren and our great-great-grandchildren. If the Lord delays where praying prayers with a delayed detonation that I received descendents will be mighty upon their is there a future for the family. I'll tell you God has told us in Deuteronomy 5 and six.
They can be a future for your family and you need to claim, let me say that it begins by putting our faith in Jesus loving God with a sincere, selfless and strong love and that love begins when we give our hearts to Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. Would you like to be saved.
Would you like to know that every sin is forgiven. Would you pray prayer like this. If you want to be saved.
Right now I want to help you to be saved and you can be saved this moment. Pray this prayer prayed out of your heart dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me.
Father, I need to be saved. I'm a center. My sin deserves judgment, but I need and want mercy. Jesus, you pay for my sin with your blood on the cross. Thank you for doing that. I'm ashamed of my sin. I'm sorry for my sin.
I turn from my sin, Lord Jesus. Right now, this moment with all of my heart like a little child I trust you.
I receive you into my life as my Lord and my Savior. I believe you are the son of God. I believe you paid for my sin with your blood. I believe you will raise from the dead, and I receive you now is my Lord and Master save me Jesus. Would you pray that prayer is a saintly Lord Jesus, did you ask Ben thank you for doing and say thank you for doing a Jesus that settles it, because it is a gift and I receive.
I stand on your word. You cannot lie your my Lord and Savior.
Thank you again now to make me the person you want me to be in your name I am in. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now. We would love to give you the opportunity to make it public and celebrate with you on our discovered Jesus page on the website you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith is also a response section. We'd love to hear your testimony. Just go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab discover Jesus welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you again. Click discovered Jesus LWF.org/radio our homes or the University we are the professors. God's law is the curriculum. Children are the students and the like is the laboratory. So let's get the word and we hope you'll join us next time. More from Adrian Roger writing online, where