Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Gift of Grandparents

Every grandparent can testify that if someone would have just told them that grandchildren were so much fun, the choice would have been made to have them first.

2Tim. 1:5  When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Grandparents should be a refuge in the storm. Grandparents play a major role in the Kingdom of God.

A. Never undermine your children's authority over their children.  You are not the parents.  Allow children to raise their children.
B.  Don't play dumb like you don't know what you are doing.
C. Never make fun of their rules. In an effort to be the good guys in the grandchildren's eyes

 1Cor. 16:13  Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions.  Do not have the right to undermine those convictions of the parent whether you agree or not.

D. Never throw fits in front of grandchildren because you didn't get your way.
E.  Encourage our grandchildren to always remember that their parents love them and have their best interest in mind.

Grandparents give grandchildren roots. Grandchildren give grandparents renewal.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Stop and Notice

Luke 17:18   Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?
Notice how Jesus went about healing these men with leprosy. All he did is give them a word.
They were with Jesus but nothing changed.  He tells them to walk. As they went they were healed.

We still deal with things. We think something is wrong with us. Like in the book of Job.

2Corinthians 5:7  For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Walking with Christ in newness of Christ.  Walking in his steps.  Imitate His example.
In our obedience to God our life is changing. We will go through things, but God's presence goes with us.
Isa. 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you......

He's with us. We can make it no matter how we feel or whatever is going on.
Luke 17:15 One of them saw he was healed and turned around and Praised God.

The way to live as a Christian is calling on God's Grace and Power.  
Environment where things can grow:   1.  Come to church.  2.  Give tithes and offerings.  3.  Read our Bible  4.  Prayer  5. Witnessing

We Need discernment to see God is helping us!!