We are excited to share this tool with your Legacy-building home. Each week, we will provide a series of weekend-sermon-based talking points that you, as parents, can introduce into your spiritual dialogue at home.
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Week of 2/18/18
Inspire, Instruct & Instill these biblical truths with your family. Talk and pray through these items during the week.
Prepared by Jeff Footer
SBC staff member and experienced youth/family pastor
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Building a Vision. Why is this important?
“O Lord, God of our fathers, are you not God in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. In your hand are power and might, so that none is able to withstand you.”
2 Chronicles 20:6
- Is a speed limit sign a law, or a suggestion?
- What are things that you rebel against? (e.g., traffic laws, rules at school, rules at home, perhaps even pressure from peers)
God is the ultimate authority. He is the ultimate authority because all things were created by Him and for Him and by Him all things consist (Colossians 1:16-17). As the authority, He gets to decide what is right and what is wrong. Humans have been rebelling against His authority since the beginning in Garden with Adam and Eve. We want to decide what is right. In our minds we rationalize our way our way out of sin. We look for loopholes.
Building a Biblical foundation. Teaching to know and to follow God.
God’s Word (the Bible) is the truth. (2 Timothy 3:16, Proverbs 30:5-6) To know the truth is to know the Bible. The Bible needs to be our standard of truth, not our opinions or cultural standards. We need to align ourselves with biblical teaching. We do not need to try to manipulate the Bible into stating our opinion.
Building a Legacy. Passing faith to the next generation.
Standing under God’s authority brings about security and safety, because obeying God’s commands and teachings prevent us from experiencing the consequences of sin. Stepping out from under God’s authority, and doing what is right in our own eyes, brings the pain and suffering of the consequences of sin.
- Does your life show someone who has submitted themselves to God’s authority?
- Are there any areas in your life where you rebelling against Him?