Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth! I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God. —Psalm 78:1-8
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. —Deuteronomy 11:19
God’s Word passed down from one generation to the next is what our Lord God expects. Why wouldn’t we? We have the greatest message in the world ever and this message was given by our Great Creator who loves us. Why wouldn’t we pass this on to the next generation?
We are told not to hide God’s Word, but to teach it— “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” This is discipleship “as you are going” through life— sharing “the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders he has done.” This is done “so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.” His deeds and Word is to be taught to others so they will obey and not be “stubborn and rebellious” or be unfaithful to God.
So, how are we doing with the next generation? Are we discipling our children? Our grandchildren? Our great-grandchildren? Are we seeking to disciple anyone in the next generation or even our own generation? May we be doing so! May this be so dear Father in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIpnW3rtRQ4
Have you ever been discipled? Have you ever discipled someone else? Would you like to? There are 650 disciple-making movements world-wide and very few in the U.S. — less than a handful. We are looking to Jesus for that to change in our area. What is a disciple-making movement (DMM)? It is a rapid multiplication of disciples over a short period of time. It is following Jesus‘command to make disciples that obey and make more disciples who in turn make more disciples (Matthew 29:16-20). It is living out II Timothy 2:2 which says “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” It is about reliable, faithful followers of Jesus who desire to impact others who will then impact others. Is this your desire? If so, go to www.new-hopechurch.com for registration information. We have room for the first 60 people who register. We will be meeting at Maranatha Ministries in New Durham, NH. The date is September 25th to start arriving at 5pm with 6pm dinner through 4pm Saturday the 26th prior to dinner. Registration is $76 per person and includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Bring your Bible, notebook and pen. You will be glad you came! So please, come join us in this disciple-making journey for the glory of God! —John 15:8. “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” Registration information is at www.new-hopechurch.com and needs to be mailed by Monday, September 14th. Again, registration information is at www.new-hopechurch.com and needs to be mail by Monday, September 14th.