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November 6, 2020 7:00 am
Is responsible for teaching our children how to worship Jesus. Listen to Adrian Rogers be on the show ended. Best thing you could give your children is how to wash. What a privilege responsibility family worship to learn how to worship God as a family because these commands are given primarily to all welcome to love more in line featuring the powerful dynamic lesson.
Adrian Rogers 10 Commandments are wonderful laws to live all time eternal and universal. We build our families upon them.
They become our strength. The first commandment tells us to worship the one true God. The second commandment tells us how to worship when we understand this concept, we can begin learning family worship. If you have your Bible turned to exit this chapter 20 verse four once again, here's Adrian Rogers listen to God, not me, but God himself. In Exodus chapter 20 verse four. Thou shalt not make under the any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above all that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, must serve for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, let me tell you something beyond the shot of any the best thing you can do for your children. Be on the shut up ended up the best thing you can give your children is to teach them how to worship the title of our study today is learning family worship. What a privilege responsibility to learn family worship to learn how to worship God together as a family because these commands are given primarily to all some years ago there was an incredibly gifted concert violinist's name was Fritz Chrysler Fritz Chrysler had ability like you people ever born to play the violin. He had a Stradivarius violin Stradivarius violin you know is very rare and beautiful instrument limiting how you got it it one time belong to an old Englishman Chrysler heard about it and offered to buy elements of the violin is not for sale, sir. Fritz Chrysler was rebuffed.
One day he ventured to the old man's house. He said if I can't buy magic touch billing is him and invited him in. Chrysler picked up that violin and then he tucked it under his chin and began to draw the bow across the strings and when he did he could hear the laughter will children you could hear babies crying. You could hear the birds singing in the trees was angels steam plant is always a master could play for about 20 minutes. Billy Smith set their great tears began to well up in his eyes and course down his cheeks. Chrysler saw that and thought maybe going too far. He said I'm sorry but I would so much like by this instrument will British or said it is not for sale but it is yours. You might have it to you. You are the master. You alone are worthy.
That's what worship is all about. He is the master and he alone is worthy of our lives. Nothing he alone is worthy worship means he is worth all that we have in our best thing you can do for your children. Beyond the shutter that is not a college education, not a legacy in the bank not vitamin rich food all well and good but the best thing is to teach them wash while we become like what we worship. The Bible teaches us that when a man worship tonight. Lee becomes like the island. When we worship God we become like God.
First, the family mostly idle and for me I will moles. The family, everybody's going to worship something. Man is incurably religious nature have was a young how important it is, therefore, that we learn family worship that we learn to worship as God has commanded. First of all, it is our duty, our joy, our privilege to give our children a proper conception of God a proper conception of God. If you have a warped conception of God you going to have a warped life idolatry. For example, is so wrong because it gives a warped or false conception of God and idle as a material five and idle can represent the spiritual God wanted something from God has a monopoly on being God.
He has cornered the market want God's throne is not a duplex. And he is not a part-time KG is newsagents have no right to worship anything or anybody but him so important we get dark children the proper conception of God, but I will remind you of something that all idolatry does not consist of merely sticks and stones very frankly, most Americans today don't make graven images.
Very few of us have some molten God that we worship, but Martin Luther as well said. What ever the heart clings to, and relies on bad is your God, anything you love more than God, anything you fear more than God, anything you serve more than God, anything you value more than God is to you. Your God. Did you know that idolatry is the greatest sin, greater sin than rape or murder. Why, because the greatest commandment is to love God with all of you is what Jesus love God with all your heart and therefore idolatry breaks the greatest commandment. It must be the greatest sin. Idolatry is a renunciation of the whole purpose of life. Why did God make us and why did God set us in family and him that we live and move and have our being. That is why we exist. Now you can have idols in your heart without making them with your hands America. We made God's of ourselves in meteorology has replaced theology and Paul warned the last days men will be lovers of their own cells more than lovers of God.
Someone made a God of money. Many people worship at the shrine of money. God's goal to create is greed. The theologies get all you can and can only again sit on the lid and poison the rest us away. A lot of people are in this world and and very frankly they don't worship at the shrine of material things. There are people who will not unite with the church because I think the church might ask for some of their money.
The Bible says the covetous people will not inherit the kingdom of God. So make a God of the family you want to love your family nor your family on a sacrifice for your family but never make a God of your family the worst thing you could do would be to put your family first. The absolute worst thing you could do would be put your family first because whatever's first is God my wife knows she is not number one in my life. I know I'm not number one in her life and I'm glad I'm not because she loves me with a love that she could not love me with. If I were number one and by being number two I'm love more than I could ever be. If I were number one.
Your children will be love more. If God is number one than they can be if they are number one Jesus Christ, that he that loves father or mother house land brother sister more than me is not worthy of me said God must be first to put in first does not mean that we love our loved ones. Our family lasted means really that we love them more, but you can make a God of these things when I have a proper conception of God. Let me say this.
Not only is there to be a proper conception of God to their needs to be a persuasive communication of God. You need to communicate this to your children. It's not enough for you to be orthodox. I again I say.
The greatest thing you can do for your children is to teach them to worship and we do teach them. By the way that we worship. Why does God give this stern warning. Listen to verse five. Thou shall not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them by the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. God says that wrong worship is iniquity. Iniquity get the idea that you can just choose. However, what ever you want to worship false worship corrupts the minds of the children and you reap the result of false worship in your grandchildren, the iniquities of the fatherless.
False worship show up in the sons the grandsons and the great grand sons and daughters of those who worship in a false way. That's the reason it is so terrible. God visits the iniquities of the fathers upon the children.
That doesn't mean that God holds the children guilty all know not the guilt of that sin but the result of that sin. We see it in the natural realm. When a parent is a user of crack cocaine. The little baby is born with certain impediments where the sands of the parents are visited upon the children and so forth. It's a terrible, horrible thing, but you can see it illustrated so much I want to have a little Bible study right here.
Take your Bibles and find second Chronicles chapter 26. I want to illustrate this with the store right out of the Bible. We are talking about the iniquity of the fathers visited upon the children to the third and fourth generation. There was a man, a godly man whose name was Uzziah. He was the king but one day as I was filled with pride and he decided he would worship God in his own way rather than God's way. Second Chronicles 26 verse 16 tells about it, but when he was strong. His heart was lifted up to his destruction.
For he transgressed against the Lord his God and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense. Suffice it to say that it was not his right. His privilege to burn incense in the temple of God, and it was false worship. He had no right to do it no matter what his motive was he worship God in the wrong way now fast-forward down to verse 21 in the last part of that verse, for he was cut off from the house of the Lord and Jotham. His son was over, the king's house judging the people of the land. I hear his father was worshiping God in the wrong way. Now he has a son who's going to take his place and be the king and what was the sunlight will read in second Chronicles 27 verses one into verse one and Jotham was 25 years old when he began to rain verse two and he did that which was right in the side of the Lord was a good man or bad man verse two says it was a good man, according to all that his father you desired it was Uzziah good manner bed a good man but now watch this and put a circle around this word if you don't mind writing your Bible, how be, howbeit he Jotham entered not into the temple of the Lord and the people did yet correctly now here was his father, Uzziah who did not worship God in a proper way and was cut off from the house of the Lord hears her son who said that if you go to church. I see wild to go to church and I'm using the word church are synonymous with the temple, will you understand the two different institutions and he says that my dad he had troubled that church will children listen less go down to the lake today and have a picnic. Bring your Bible along because we don't have Sunday school down at the lake will have to worship God in a building with other people. My God, he was a good man that he had some trouble with the church. I just think will we have a little homemade relates so I didn't go to the house of God the father. False worship + with neglected worship. Now let's look at the grandson now comes a grandson second Chronicles 27 verse nine and Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and a hash son reigned in his stead. Now, turn the second Chronicles 28 verse two. Let's find out what Ahaz was like, for he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and made also molten images for Balin who was bailout the sex God Ahaz is worshiping Balin and then look if you will, and second Chronicles 28 verse 24 and Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God and shut the doors of the house of God, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.
Can you believe this. This is the grandson of good things I Uzziah is worshiping God in the wrong way. He's cut off from the house of God hears her son Jotham has no use for the house of God.
Although he is God. But here's his grandson Ahaz who is worshiping idols takes the vessels of the house of God and cuts them in pieces and Mayos door shot one of our grandchildren go to close this place that mail the doors shot but is not over yet.
I want you to see if you will a second Chronicles 28 verse three moreover talking about Ahaz now he burn incense in the valley of the son of Henneman and Bird's children in the fire that his eyes, great grandchildren, burn them in the fire after the abomination of the heathen antelope, whom the Lord God cast out before the children of Israel, but he then had a God name the molding with outstretched arms in a hollowed out belly in his belly was a great furnace of fire they would heat them up until he glowed with heat and it would take the little babies and sacrifice their babies to that deity, and the model they would offer their little babies.
The moment can you imagine here's Uzziah loves God we worship to the wrong way. This Jotham he loves God, but has no use for the house of God, son Ahaz.
He hates the house of God is a door shot here's son sacrificed the demon God's will to see that happen to the children in America. If we don't get back to the true worship of Almighty God, the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. I want my children and my children's children and my great-grandchildren and I'm standing on the verse that says the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Now every so often you hear somebody say do whatever you want just laws that hurt anybody else ever heard that Julie will let me tell you something.
Sin never hurts. Just one person nobody ever sends by solo. We are linked together. Sam never ever ever purchase just one person. There is no such thing as sin only hurting but one person. The hideous result of sin shows itself up in the center's children. But there's a good side to that. Go back to our text and look at it again in verse five.
Thou shall not bow down myself to them or serve them fly the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, but now look in verse six and showing mercy to thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments whole thing God for that. Not just three generations with thousands I want to look down the corridor and say God I want to start something growing I want to start a fire burning that dear Lord will never stop running I want my influence to go on and on and on and on and we can pass it all. I love what Paul said to Timothy second Timothy chapter 1 verses five and six. He said when I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in the which dwelt first in my grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice and I am persuaded that in the walls that great grand mama and I went down to mother and went down to Timothy. That's the way it ought to be.
There must be a proper conception of God, there must be a powerful communication of God, then there must be a prayerful celebration dear children believe that most important thing to you is God microphone in front of what's most important thing today.
What's the most important thing mama. I wonder how many children would say my dad loves God with all of his heart. My mama done her the most important thing on this earth is our relationship with God and her worship with we must celebrate God in front of our children imitate what my children what they know.
They know that their daddy is imperfect. I mean they really know that but I am imperfect.
They do know. Also that I love God, they know I would be a shame for you estimate are you getting one. So what's most important thing to your dad and mom they would tell you most important thing to my parents as their relationship with God. I really believe they would say that brand are God alone is worth, and we need to teach our children the truth of the second commandment. Amen. You can teach them to love God. If you don't love God you want to invite Jesus Christ in your heart. I'm going to help you and guide you to do it right now. Salvation is a gift that you receive it by faith. You can pray the prayer of faith right now and I promise you will be authority of the word of God.
If you are sincere and trust Christ. He will save you this moment pray this way. Dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Jesus you died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust you. I do trust you, Lord Jesus. I believe you are the son of God. I believe that you paid my send it with your blood on the cross. I believe that God raised him from the dead. I'm sorry for my sin I returned from my sin, I turned to you by faith. Lord Jesus come into my heart, forgive my sin and save me, Lord Jesus, did you ask them pray this way by faith. Lord I received.
I don't look for sign. I don't ask for feeling I stand in your work. Begin now to make me the person you want me to be in Lord Jesus, help me to make it public but me not to be ashamed of you because you died for me, give me the courage to make in your name I pray, amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ. We want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discover Jesus page go to LWF.org/radio and click discover Jesus you find answers that you might need about your newfound faith. There's a response section there as well. When you can share your testimony with us, or how this message is impacted you again go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says discover Jesus welcome to the family of God. We can't wait to hear from you if you'd like a copy of today's message. You can order one by calling 1877 love God. The title of the message is learning family worship.
This message is also part of the powerful series a perfect 10 for homes that women for the complete collection all 10 insightful messages. Call that number 1877 love God or you can order online it LWF.org/radio or you can write us at love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 thanks for joining us in our study of God's word today. Do you worship the one true God. Do you worship him in spirit and truth.
Do your children know you love him more than anything. Remember true worship leads to generations of believe each is devoted to God.
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