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September 8, 2021 8:00 am
God has an encouraging word for you and me today. The Bible makes brief Dr. Don Wilton son see yesterday's message of Christian response to daughters and sons first Timothy in just a moment to study God's word.
We want to know they were here to connect with you on our website EW online.org right now there is such excitement about this in times information from Dr. Don Wilton. We hear somebody say the end is near. Sometimes it's just fear mongering. Sometimes it's a description of might be in the last days. Is this the end of the message you'll find on firstname.lastname@example.org. Along with the book the King is coming more details later find it email@example.com and now Dr. Don Wilton listen to the subject. Christian response to daughters and sons want that smoking a minute I Christian response to daughters and sons we going to begin, I want to lay the foundation here very briefly. First Timothy chapter 6 here's the scene. This is the apostle Paul says that this is mom, this is Grande grandmother speaking to son, daughter, to young person. This is those who are no longer young. Speaking to those who are still young. This is one man who has traveled the road and he is charging the young man who is about to begin to earnestly travel the road. This is the coach talking to his player.
This is your mom says your dad. This is what he says in verse 11. But you, son, daughter, and let's keep it in context. You, Timothy man of God see from all of this and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness fight the good fight of faith take hold of the eternal life to which you were cold when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
We just witnessed in the sight of God, who gives life to everything and of Jesus Christ while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession I charge you daughter, son, to keep this come on, without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time.
God, the blessed and only ruler, the king of kings and the Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, no one has seen or can see to him be honor and might forever and forever.
Amen. Full. In this context, told the young man five things number one flea from by the way, that would flea means to turn around and run away from it going the opposite direction from what well it's all right there.
Flee from those who teach false doctrine.
Do not hold to sound instruction. Don't mess with them flee from controversy. Quarrels about words. My daughter, my son, that lead to envy, strife, malicious talk, flee from it, even suspicion constant friction flee from loving money loving money not having money, not making money not wanting money, flee from loving money because it leads to all kinds of evil.
What did he say to the young man free from number two pursue often push you off to flee from pursue often number 354 is the third thing he says fight for the good verse 12 fact the good fight of faith. It's a marvelous expression. I think what Paul understood when he spoke to this young man is that this life is a tough life on one of the many who I'm so privileged to participate in many a couple as they fall in love and married one always wishes that you could talk to them and say just how wonderful life is all the time all going to just you going to spend your whole life sitting in a corner, smooching one another, holding hands doesn't work talk it sorry just wait until you turn 45.
Life is not just smooth the many challenges in life fight the good fight, number four love number four hold tight. Look at that what he sees in the second part of verse 12 take hold of the eternal life which you will cold when you made good your confession. We had some 16 young people follow Jesus, as we just seen through the waters of baptism. Wonderful man. These I'm telling you folks, our young people all a fantastic group of young people they are so inspiring when I boarding my motorcar lost Sunday night and had to leave them. Yes, I wouldn't have changed what I did for anything but I cannot tell you how sad I was that I was unable to just be so placed Bob being with these young people they so incredible, and God sees to them not.
You don't gotta get you right after you, the devil is as a roaring lion in the spiritual dropout rate in America is alarming. Number five. Keep always keep always he sees in verse 14. I charge you keep this come on, without spot or blame.
That would this speaks to that word perseverance doesn't so there it is five things that he pulled tells Timothy as Timothy begins this journey as life opens up for this boss magnificent wound. When he gets on his plane when he gets into his motorcar when he seeks out Paul looks at him and ceased him my son flee from pursue often.
Hold tight. Keep always, let's bring this to give cannot just be dead from an Grande frame what is a Christian response. We just read how does that look in our lives cannot tell us all something that we already know what is a Christian's response. Why do we as a church celebrate young people. Why do we pull into the why do we give so much, why do we give our money.
Why do we blooming. Why do we embark on projects.
Why do we sponsor young people to go on campus. Why do we persistently why do you do that in your home. Why do you love so much a Christian response, but HR write them down quickly is a Christian response number one bliss just bliss.
You'll daughters and sons at words a beautiful word. Bliss listing comes from two Lord I just I just bliss. My son my daughter I just place them that words wonderful just that's how Christian responds to daughters and sons bless them.
Some just tiny the blessings that come back off overwhelming you can make $1 million run.
The biggest company job based motorcar travel the world to family they'll Bless You Pl., #2 love them love you'll daughters and sons just loved love is doing awesome God tell you kids you love that man.don't be.don't be a dad who never sees a loving Satan. Could you tired of it. Every time you send them a text. Tell them you love them. It's not just a word's a Christian response. I love you my son.
I just love you love you my daughter. I want our young people here to know that I love. I want I want you to know we love number three nurture them.
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You don't have to interfere with, you don't have to get between your son and his wife or between your daughter and her husband, you don't have to interfere carry on nurturing you can continue to bless you can continue to love them, nurture the number four Christian response protected protected. That means the fiend you daughters and sons protect couple weeks ago in one of our services.
I used an illustration. Satan you got young children. It's your duty to protect the defendant. Be careful where you send and I used the illustration of sleepovers.
Some illustration little kids love to gun sleepover. You don't just send you kids off to sleepover anyway. You better know who those people are, what they stand for, who lives in that house with them because it's your job to protect your kids.
You don't just say gun. Have a lovely time and I'll pick you up tomorrow. That's not protecting your kids particular children, defeating them, sometimes they are defenseless. They don't have a microphone protected as a mother hen would protect her chicks. You know beta you a Christian man.
You understand the world and you see you listen to it being impacted by you your self have made mistakes that you wish you'd never you don't want them to go and repeat that protect them. Number five. Guide them.
God would guide the means carries with the two ideas Festival leave them yourself guide you'll daughters and son. What is your current home look like right now in terms of leadership, how you guiding them how you teaching them how do you talk to your wife in front of your children. What about that temper that you've got. You run your mouth off all the time in your home. Are you one of these people that are just always criticizing breaking down others in front of everybody that's not leading your children. That's not guiding them sometimes in your home, you need to close the door to have a conversation you just don't let it all rip in front of your kids and what you watching what you doing what you eating what you drinking Christian response guide them.
Number six listen to them just listened.
The sounds that come out of our daughters and sons also.
But listen to them.
Pay attention. Put your Charlie computer down, stopping soba salted of your Facebook stop going to a restaurant with your kids and sitting there with you stupid cell phone in front of your face doing this and not saying one word to the rest of the family and some people can wait and if your child walks in when you're around.
Get down on your knees and start the conversation with other people and put your arms around them. Most adult Christian parents and grandparents will love you for the way you love you listen to them. Sometimes they just want to talk and I know you come home and you've had a hard day at work. You've got monumental pressures that some abilities come back from the ninth grade 5th grade of the first grade and kindergarten doesn't matter just listen to them. Let them talk to you.
They will share a will with you in so doing, they'll share the heart with you and when they share their heart with you. You merely just walk in and give them a Charlie Goodall wonderful hug and embrace because you are the daddy you the mother number seven celebrate them every step that our young people take easy in and of itself graduation you ever thought that they graduate every day from something celebrate with them celebration is not based upon the magnificence or whether they were on the A-Team of the B team is you celebrating the uniqueness of them that, son, daughter, that God gave to you. Number eight. Pray for the pray for them in front of them, pray for them, behind them, above them, under them, pray for them without them. Tell them you pray for them when you call on the phone from time to time, pray for them. When you send a text send a prayer to them. You'll get a few come on dad's mom@pray works that will get over a lot of things.
A promise you they know going to run you out of town because you prayed for them all. You know there's a whole list of things we have one thing we love coulters and Elsa you know God has so richly blessed us with the heritage about tomorrow and then rolled around us and this we will do, because if what we look at today is the strength about tomorrow.
How young people are fine and evidently I know a bunch of parents around here who seem to be doing right will done. People will done dead will done mom will done.
Grandpa, grandma Wilda don't stop now is the best is yet to be in. You know this week will have a few more born. You know 20 years from today. I might be a little older, but that little girl will be 20 at little boy will be 2020. This when I was 20. I was reading to charge hello with a water pistol you catch my drift. Lets Allman prepare our people how young people to grow up to become men and women who know Jesus, know what they believe and who are willing to stand strong in this world you bow your heads with me for just a minute as I'm going to invite you to respond this morning, Lord Jesus as our musicians come this morning.
I pray for all God that they receive somebody within the sound of this voice of one man who does not hear the voice of one man. But his hood the voice of God. I pray that today they would come forward. They would respond they would find somebody to take hold of this great eternal life in Christ. I pray this prayer in Jesus name, amen. Perhaps moments ago you were praying along with Dr. Wilton to give your life to Jesus Christ or rededicate your life, or perhaps now you have questions and would love to help answer those questions and pray for you right now at 8668. We also have wonderful resources. Dr. Don once you have for free if you just gave your life to Jesus Christ to rededicate your life. Call us at 86689. The word that's 866-899-9673 or you can meet us online as well.
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