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The Patriarchs: The Legacy of Faith, Part 2

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September 28, 2021 8:00 am

The Patriarchs: The Legacy of Faith, Part 2

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September 28, 2021 8:00 am

When our lives are over, it’s up to our children to carry on our name. But Dr. Tony Evans explains why they should be carrying on something else as well. Join him in this look at the importance of passing on a legacy of faith to future generations.

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What is the deal with the spiritual Dr. Tony Evans talks about the importance of passing on his spiritual legacy to our kids don't just leave something to your children something celebrating 40 years of fullness.

This is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans speaker senior pastor of Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban smart to make plans to protect the assets you want to pass on to your children, but today Dr. Evans talks about the most important inheritance that you can possibly leave behind. Let's join him as he explains the great collapse in our country. The collapse of the family because in the future the nation greatest cause of the brain is called the greatest cause of drop out rates. The greatest cause of teenage pregnancy. The greatest cause of criminal why the next generation. All will wear regular day when the breakdown of the family has led to the transference of spiritual legacy parental outsourcing you outsource when you don't like you have what is to do it in-house and so you put it in the house to do it for you so you don't have to worry about and as a result, we are raising a generation of children with no spiritual heritage like water filters in the home. Your job is to fill the wood comes into the minds and lives of your children and job is not to be outsourced. Your responsibility to live forward spiritual legacy for our children. When God was instructing his children parents on how to raise their children in Deuteronomy 11 versus taking the following sets up.

And he says I want you to teach your children, not just in Sunday school one you to teach them over the doorpost of your sprig about a legacy he something about something that is transferred because the covenant involved a blessing the blessing was passing on of the favor of God related to the company the blessing and that's what companies are designed to do. Deuteronomy 29 match my covenant is to bless you. What greater things we parable to our children than God's favor, but it dawned on me, not the problem generation apparent to have been blessed. Frederick didn't have anything to pass that 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.

Then I had in my life so that God will take you further than he told me because I am transfer in his heart to transfer a blessing you don't know anything about when we grab a lot of fun father from becoming fathers you have generational chaos because there blessed parents and did you know what they will be of articulated to you. Your baby is waiting for that blessed the 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 to Dagan for you. Don't do it. Satan is ready to curse them to bring them under his regards and under his regime. This is our situation that was noticed in the passage by faith Isaac blessed Jacob by faith Jacob, bless his grandsons and by faith Joseph said pick the bones up from the left that the situation so guess what we got generational activity taking place here.

This all starts with verse 19. Because verse 19 says that he consider that God is able to raise people even from the dead, for which he also received Isaac back of the type remember Abraham was told offer up Isaac his son, whom he loved so we took a son was about to stab God said no Joan the RAM in the bush and he got back his son but he got back more than his because he got back his son as a type of type is a physical illustration in the Old Testament designed to make a spiritual point in the New Testament, so it's something God used in the Old Testament that was visible and physical to bring a reality about in the New Testament, a type of a spiritual point he wants to make. So in getting back. Isaac got back the physical. We got back his son but he got back and and a promise. God's law that I'm going to now use you to be a blessing to usual obedience to do something spiritual that's gonna blow your mind. So he says he got back Isaac of the type goes to Isaac and says now Isaac blessed saw and his two sons about Isaac now the DNA of his daddy. You remember Abraham had issues.

He was a liar he was afraid he told us told the people of my wife is my sister.

They are emotionally almost too. The king as his wife does not. I did the same thing Rebecca said again, this is my sister is Gerd's was daddy because daddy you need to know what you pass on is not just your good looks. What you pass on is your sinful potential. So whatever is wrong for you is in the gene pool so that's why you gotta be right with God so you will pass that'll cause Abraham passing the same drinks. Not only that Isaac was so into money and so into food wanted to give the blessing to the person God had not chosen God chose Jacob. Isaac love Saul more so Isaac wanted to give up again saw. Even though God chose Jacob so he wanted to do something outside of God's will. The trick play to be played on him by Rebecca and Jacob in order to get to where God wanted it to go. Working against the will of God, the God of Jacob. Jacob has 12 babies by four different women. Jacob got baby mama drama got 12 kids bump on different women and see he is a manipulative trickster.

That's what they met before he met God was such a bad that he raised his right leg incest was more than his family anyway. Brothers would not decide in the slave rights. It was a messed up day Union Chapel Bruce that'll give you a little bit sick when God reversed it and didn't let him give the birthright to Esau.

His favorite oldest son Isaac. Soon I give up. God, however you wanted is how we go do it.

Esau came and said reversed the dead person that undersigned you love me about reverse it. Dad dad selecting that that's not God wants is that his sons will grow. 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 during please I thought I was all about what you will sleep on path. Yeah, I wish you were today.

Wish you were to die with you were to have bought is no Samantha, do you go back and make everything right you can make right because you wants to know what they got delayed to be transfer Jacob leaned on the staff and worshiped having blessed. His grandsons made legal staff comes to reason. He's very old and God had messed up his hip when he wrestled with the angel of the Lord and got dislocated hips so he's walking with a cane because he is old and the dislocated hip and he blesses his grandsons Joseph, son son.

Initially led to get in trouble by making him the coat of many colors and parading in front of his brothers.

Okay, here's some good news.

Once God gives you grandsons or daughters.

He just gave you a second chance.

He gave you the chance to make up for the failures you made with your children something you can't do with them at 35 and 40 years old, but once you start having grandbabies. He says okay we can do this with them but you can do this with the grandkids start giving you another opportunity to learn spiritual influence in your family structure, so don't miss the grandkids start second Vincent Joseph by faith Joseph didn't have the problems of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

His problems were basically related to immaturity and he had spent a life of ups and down. We went through that monster is on Joseph ups and downs in novelty it went up and down the came to the end of his life. You meant it for evil God meant it for good. He was able to forgive because he saw the hand of God and then according to verse 22 says when I die take my bones about it here to the place God promised take my bones from here when I die to the promised land. Whenever God brings watch this. Abraham didn't get to own the promised land. Isaac didn't get on the promise. Lance Jacob didn't get on the promised land. All I have is a promise is all that was a promise, but they said our confidence with God is so strong that even though we just got us the visited Joseph didn't get visited because he lived all of his life in Egypt we going to believe the promise of God, and we going to keep telling it to our children one generation after another generation in spite of the fact that God has done some good things that we haven't seen the full manifestation.

Dr. Evans will talk about seeing that multigenerational faith legacy played out in his own family. When he returned shortly for so I want to tell you about his newest book kingdom heroes. This title was just released this month.

It's a look at the Bible's faith Hall of Fame full of ordinary people who did extraordinary things by taking God at his word. It teaches us that spiritual reality is about much more than we can see your touch and shows how much we can endure, overcome and accomplish when we act as though God is telling the truth.

We want you to be one of the first to receive a copy of kingdom heroes is our thank you gift when you make a contribution to help keep Tony's teaching on the station along with the book, we will send you as a bonus. Dr. Evans companion Bible study and all 13 messages in the heroes of the faith series.

You can get them on CD or digital download whichever works best for you. This is a limited time offer.

Be sure to get in touch with us today to get the details and make the arrangements. You can do that that's Tony or reach out to our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 anytime of the day or night. That's 1-800-800-3222. I'll repeat that information for you right after part two of today's lesson and this are you hungry for more and more wisdom than you need to connect to the community. God's word telling Evans training with exclusive attention from Dr. Tony interactive online study experience allows you to explore theology and biblical history and application of thinking anytime, anywhere. Tony Evans training data like to get started today next 10 Evans training. Let's return to Dr. Evans now as he retells the story about checking in on his father and the faith legacy. His dad transferred to their family about every other day. I call my dad in Baltimore that how you doing is going okay yeah okay you get the food being delivered like it needs to be yeah right you know the heat and air conditioner working right now just one call call, make sure you okay and then inevitably my dad will say well I am just trusting the Lord. I'm just trusting the Lord for women either.

He comes from Rio.

He brings me to him since I was 11 years old my father gave became a Christian I been in a minute.

I'm just trusting the Lord and I went from a Savior to return. But Jesus had returned and am raising my kids and I'm saying trust the Lord Jesus returns. I'm telling them that Jesus and return it and now my family is telling my grandkids Jesus coming back. We present we see nothing need to have a but they were so confident in the truth of God's word that they were willing to pass on generationally.

Even though they had seen it yet because were talking about faith and faith is like God is telling the truth is like it is so even when it's not. So, in order that it might be social because God said so you pass it on and you let God give you downpayments along the way.

It's like the father who said okay I'm going to give you $100,000 when I die, that's within the $12,000 but every year I'm going to give you $5000 because we don't know when you thousand dollars because you don't know when I will not give you $5000 just to let you know I'm serious about the $100,000. What has become what we got a great future God in eternity and that you know good for the big thing.

Some of us are missing out on a little something we don't believe the big some so we don't walk by faith, we walk by sight and if you walk by sight. You have Isaac, but no type. You have no spiritual reality. Please notice something men notice he was Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Solomon and the second one because the covenant was passed from me in the Bible, the man raising the children, not the woman in Ephesians chapter 6 as fathers raise your children. The father's arms will help to dispose of filling the gaps when you can be there because you out there hunting you out there providing so she fills in the gaps when you can't be there job is to raise the children. Your job, she should be waking you up asking you what you going to church today is the first one up on Sunday make sure everybody's ready to come worship God special responsibility. You should be asking him to leave the Belgians when you have when you are there.

That's what you want to be men. The first one in charge so you get the service you can still live and repeated special responsibility because the content was not passed from Sarah to Rebecca to Rachel it was Abraham, Isaac and Jacob because men were held responsible. That's why God said where are you know it's possible.

That's why Satan is causing them to their home to renege on their families, their children walk away from pregnant mother is getting so we can stop the covenant from transfer so praise God for all you mothers refuse the way it is time that there be no more can be parented cotton candy you keep giving sweet stop and have absolutely no nutritional intake is good. The toy is a candidate it with anybody that can do stuff that's not the generation to be broken clouds will get to all spiritual said they passed though.

Just leave something to your children leave something because when you do you will give the next generation of bungee cords so that even if they leave God they will bounce back because you didn't catch them.

And if you're single, you don't have children. Whatever the young people are under your influence meets his nephews, cousins, or if you if you mentoring one of our public schools. The fourth boys are meant for the four girls you metrics you want to pass on this project. We want to get a good degree. We want to have a good job. We won the maximize the potential almanac, but we want to do it spiritual foundation, Dr. Tony Evans on the importance of leaving a strong spiritual legacy for our children.

But as you mentioned earlier, you can only pass on to your kids something that you yourself already have.

You've got to own it before you can transfer it. The Bible makes it clear that putting our faith in Jesus sacrifice on the cross is the only way to bridge the gap between our human failure and God's divine forgiveness.

If you're ready to make a faith connection between you and Christ visited Tony ever and dot org today and follow the link that says Jesus there. Tony will explain everything you need to know about what it means to be a real Christian, and how to start a brand-new life. That's Tony while you're there, remember to take advantage of our special three-part faith resource package. All 13 messages from both volumes of Tony's current audio series heroes of the faith, along with his brand-new book and Bible study kingdom heroes there yours with our thanks when you make a donation to help keep this listener supported program coming your way.

Just visit Tony to make the arrangements or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 where team members are standing by to assist with your request.

That's 1-800-800-3222 or a long time listener of this broadcast recently left us a voicemail commemorating 40 years of God's faithfulness to the urban, alternative, and we wanted to share it briefly with you. My name is Matthew Greenwald and I wanted to mention I Dr. Evan. He was on a ham radio Houston back in the early 80s when I was just a young boy of 12 years old delivering the pending advertising papers on my bicycle is the only station I could get on my AM radio while I did, and his voice came across like God and it continued to do so today and I wanted to let you know that he will instrumental voice in my life are now more so than ever and I'm 51 years old. I didn't want him to know that he has touched the other little boat in his world, that he may not even know exist. Thank you so much time and thank you Matthew Dr. Evans and all of us here at the urban alternative are so thankful for the lives God has allowed us to touch and the encouragement and support that you have given us in return. Life is all about making decisions. Some are obvious and easy, others more difficult and costly. Dr. Evan says faith quite often falls in that second category, and tomorrow he'll offer some biblical motivation to help us make the more difficult but wiser choices. Be sure to join us. The alternative is binding. Urban alternative celebrating years thanks to generous contributions of listeners


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