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The Patriarchs: The Legacy of Faith, Part 1

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September 27, 2021 8:00 am

The Patriarchs: The Legacy of Faith, Part 1

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September 27, 2021 8:00 am

It’s smart to protect the assets you want to pass on to your children. But in this lesson, Dr. Tony Evans talks about a far more important inheritance you can leave behind. Join him for this special look at increasing the value of your spiritual legacy.

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It's raining down Dr. Tony Evans is our responsibility as parents is to make sure we protect our children with God's umbrella of covering all celebrating 40 years of faithful. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of hope Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative.

Some claim that it takes a village to raise a child. But if that village like today's culture is godless. It can only produce godless children. Dr. Evans says the Lord has already designed the perfect nurturing environment for a child like God centered family. Let's join him today as he explores passing the legacy of faith onto our children. One of the trips that my family took in the early days during August vacation was to go to Disneyland in California to be able to see in person.

What had been viewed on television to shake hands with Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse and goofy after being out there for while being wooed by the sights and sounds of the busy man experienced. We looked up and noticed something that is we couldn't find my younger son Jonathan little Jonathan.

At that point had gotten lost and we didn't know where to find. We looked around in the immediate vicinity, and he was not there. As panic began to rise in our spirits and in our hearts because it was so much activity in so many people and we have lost our son.

I found one of the security people and said I can't find my son.

My youngest child, they began to help us search because he was lost in the Magic Kingdom and the place where there should've been nothing but joy and peace and festivities.

I have lost track of my child and an ornamental amount of time we discovered him looking out the window at the various toys that were on display to a dual problem. He had become distracted by the sights and sounds of the kingdom in which he was. We had become distracted by the sights and sounds of the magical kingdom and we were in. We got so focused on that kingdom that we lost our son in other words, the very kingdom we were in and so distracted us that we as parents lost contact with children. You and I are leaving children in the world today that if you do not watch it you will lose track of. While that's not the goal. And that's not the intention the reality is that you have a kingdom who your children away and you will lose sight papers Chapter 11 verses 20 to 22 it says by faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau. Even regarding things to come by faith Jacob as he was dying, blessed each one of the sons of Joseph and worship, leaning on the top of the staff. By faith Joseph, when he was dying made mention of the Exodus of the sons of Israel and gave orders concerning his bones were given the patriarchs, the fathers of Israel's faith to teach us about faith and faith as it relates to your legacy. Judges chapter 2 verse 10 says that the next generation grew up without knowing God's ways, nor his works. And when you read the book of Judges, you see a society in chaos because the children didn't know God, the greatest collapse in America in our country today is the collapse of the family because whoever owns the family owns the future. Besides the nation is the sum of its family's written large greatest cause of the brain is called instability. The greatest cause of drop out rates. The greatest cause of teenage pregnancy.

The greatest cause of criminal why the next generation can all be whittled down to the breakdown of the family were living in a day when the breakdown of the family has led to the lack of transference spiritual legacy today are parental outsourcing where we've outsourced the center that sent to the television. With the chart once the ball without sauce and dub with that I don't know that I can do this. You take care that is at least for most of the day so that I have responsibility and as a result we raising a generation of children with no spiritual heritage. When I walk through the metal of the taxes. That leaves the old ones. Baby baby baby baby baby and I go back and have people that think out of some guy go back through Walk-through wouldn't be the reason why is because all magnetometers had to be set depending on how sensitive you said it will determine how soon we will all sometimes it would go walking glad keys in my pocket to the web set to the sensitivity level. We have a generation of young people's consciences, the Gobi, and I don't go because there was no mama and daddy dataset like water filters in the home. Your job is to fill the wood comes into the minds and hearts and lives of your children and job is not to be outsourced. Your responsibility not just to leg forward spiritual legacy for our children. We want to pass a spiritual heritage for them to grab hold because I don't care what you pass on if you listen everything else you get past the Lord is in trouble. What do I mean by a legacy legacy is what you pass what I mean by that. Spiritually, let's talk about it physically. Everyone everywhere ought to have a will is irresponsible not to have a will not control what happens to what God has blessed you with a will is a legacy of personal and financial assets. Things that you have that after your demise. You want to pass on to your family so you make a will know the reason you make a will is because you don't want somebody else determining what happens with Joe stuff what the courts determining that you want folks like you know what you want to happen. Transference of that which had been in your care to be turned over to the well-being and to the safety and use by your family and by your offspring.

What what do you do a physical will is what God is expecting every parent to do what the spiritual will the great tragedy is we are people who make physical will have no spiritual wills, nothing that their passing forward to the next generation. That is a matter of faith. You see, over and over again in the section. It says, by faith, by faith. It is passing on what children need to learn to live under the rule God in their life in a comprehensive way. Dr. Evans will tell us more about how to put that idea into practice when he continues our message in just a moment.

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It's very easy to do, you'll see a link right on the homepage to this special package. Again, that's Tony or call us anytime of the day or night at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our resource team members help you. That's 1-800-800-3222. Dr. Evans will be back with more of today's lesson right after this coming to theaters this November. The place where Lazarus was raised from hearing the place where it's believed was to which he will raise Dr. Tony rings the New Testament Gospels to line visits to locations since her earthly ministry connecting them to their significance for humankind today. Think I relationships I guess what Jesus is.

You can take things November 15, 16th and 17th problem with Dr. Tony Evans, life-changing opening journey with Jesus buying showtimes. Learn children.they passed the curse. So one brother.

The brother leave rebelled against God. What we're seeing in the children what was is what is being by mother and father so the father is disrespectful to the mother so the sun is disrespectful because wife and the mother is not committed to the family she committed more to her career in the hall to get past her daughter and so you wind up with generational curses because that was the DNA of the legacy he says that by that was something generationally pass: spiritual will, if you will, but to question of the fast lube it clear moment is what spiritual will spiritual legacy are you passing on to our children. Now it says that they will on the promise of God, God will the name of his will is called the company.

The company was God's will. Well that every believer is to pass on to the next generation. Every parent is to pass on to their child is called the covenant God made a covenant with Abraham, Jacob, pass right now. What is a competent accountant is a spiritually binding relationship that God makes with his people in order to cover them. A covenant is a spiritual covering we have a generation of children uncovered because their mom and daddy on cup because guess what, you can only write in a will. What you yourself possess to you Cantwell somebody else's stuff and you cannot go to your family somebody else's faith. You got to hold it so you can transfer so that way if you don't make the transfer.

They have no sense spiritually to receive unless somebody else adopted.

He says that he passes over a covenant.

I've explained this is like an umbrella covenant is an umbrella is raining outside and you have an umbrella you open up the umbrella and you are covered does not stop them from raining just absent from raining on you because you're on the cover that you can have an umbrella but not open it, covering that you're not using, but if it is raining and you are covered by you don't stop the rain to stop her from raining on you. Our culture is raining down people it's raining down secularism is writing down commercialism it's writing down immorality. It is raining down people. It is raining down definitions of what God has set as the standard and your child is not, they're going to be so by the culture just what God is given every mother and father number you suppose a couple households like Joshua did and 24 15th when he said, as for me and my house we on the cover, all of which I will do and I don't know what God you're going to worship but as for me, we will not have the spiritual covering of God that we are setting up to be a legacy for our family. When God was instructing parents on how to raise their children in Deuteronomy 6 and Deuteronomy 11 verses 18 the following sets up. And he says I want you to teach her children but not just in Sunday school. He said I want you to teach them over the doorpost of your house.

So rather than spend so much time talk about what's wrong in the White House. We need to spend more time time I was wrong house. He says you are to send it over the doorpost so that when they walk in and when they come out. They keep bumping him.

God is like a pinball machine which because this is how our house will God stands God's point of view God's instruction because of my awful devotions because as you get up. Actually damage walk as you talk and what you just God is God, that you just keep bumping into him because you're trying I'm trying would try to leave a spiritual legacy.

We want our children to succeed.

We want them to be all that they can be. We want them to maximize their potential in whatever it is we want to go further than we went and we want to reach the top of downtown Dallas and you look at a skyscraper, you can bet your bottom dollar on one thing the high that building went up the depot they drilled to build a skyscraper on the foundation of the chicken. You can have a chicken coop foundation and a salad skyscraper building because no matter how you know that building. If it is not resting on a standard foundation when the wind blows is go follow. We have a generation of parents want their kids to have skyscraper potential on the chicken coop spiritual foundation. We've not invested in their spiritual foundation and spiritual well-being would not learning anything if they'd probably not even sure that this believe in the Christ because we are not concerned about the foundation and engineering principle we want to make sure that they raise the world want to make sure that spring make the team. They are entering the vegetable better than the complaint, we will get about sports, but not right that they're not learning the word of God not concerned about that one. Whether or not they enter the job of the parents and parents is to give their kids a solid foundation and then trust God for superstructure is life.

Nothing wrong with wanting to maximize the potential it's everything wrong with wanting them right on a paperthin foundation and so even when retired will get into the game.

We were time will stay for the game. No matter what. But if we to time for the Bible it would to type a prayer for Rick to talk with Jeff to speak about a legacy piece bring about something that is transferred because what this the covenant involved a blessing the blessing was passing on of the favor of God related to the company for that's what it was his big fight between the logic of his blessing over his birthright over this covenant because it has to do with passing on the blessing and that's what companies are designed to Deuteronomy 29 nine by covenant is to bless you.

The cognitive God's favor being packed. What greater things we pencil to our children than God's favor, but it dawned on me enough. The problem generation of parents who have been blessed but it didn't have anything to passel the young man that young lady has never had somebody who is personally responsible lay hands on them and say in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and our heavenly father, I transfer to you. The rule of God to operate in your life so that all that God has in store for you will come your way, whenever they get a blessing in Scripture.

They placed their hands on you and they placed their hands on you and say I'm transferring to you through me through my fingertips. God's favor on your life as it has been in my life so that you will have more of his life in you that I had in my life so that God will take you further than he told me because I am transferring the blessed in his heart to transfer a blessing you don't know anything about.

That's why when we grab a lot of fun father thought becoming fathers you have generational chaos, with 50% of his children being raised without a father and son community. 75% because there on blessed parents, your baby is waiting for that blessed your baby is waiting for mom and dad. The later hands on them and say I pronounce God's favor in your life as you follow his way.

His will and his word begging for because if you don't do what Satan is ready to curse them. If you don't blossom Satan is ready to curse them to bring them under his wing, God, and under his regime is ready to do so even if you failed at a young age, and have to make it up as a grown man you get that thing right with those kids that you failed so that you can begin to live by faith position. Please, I thought I was all about father. When I went to sleep on path you wish you were too sure what you were to go Samantha do you go back and make everything right you can make right because you still got delayed to be transfer so the same way you can look at the Thing you have a glorious future. This thing starts working inside of you stop twisting and turning when you cocoon up against a tree, you will, from all, beautiful, popping up offer you you going to take flight. You. You may not look like much but when me and God, or God through me when we get, start the flesh because God has a plan you want to pass on the blessing and nobody Dr. Tony Evans with an important and get encouraging challenge for moms and dads today.

This message patriarchs the legacy of faith is part of that featured resource package I mentioned earlier, Tony's 13 part heroes of the faith audio collection and he is brand-new book and Bible study kingdom heroes. Don't forget, will send you this entire resource package as our gift when you make a contribution to support Tony's ministry here on this station and around the world. We rely on the generous support of listeners like you to carry on this important work.

So visit Tony to make your request today or give us a call at one 800 832, 22, where members of our resource team are available around the clock to help you. That's 1-800-800-3222 well tomorrow. Dr. Evans will dig deeper into our look at the most important inheritance that we can leave our children.

The legacy of faith.

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