This current preaching series has been one of the best in years. It is filled with principles that are timeless truths from the Scriptures and for all generations. It is also a series that is most needed in this season of our church life. I often tell people that Crossroads is now a young adult of 26 years raising the next generation.
Last week’s sermon was a difficult one for me. It was titled “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree.” I spoke about generational sin, and how it is passed on to the next generation. Not that I’m a consummate sinner, but I do see things in my grandchildren that I see in myself! Crazy how that works.
This Sunday I will continue the series and speak more about generational sins. The following Scripture will be a point of reference for the teaching:
- Exodus 20:5 (NLT) 5 You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.
I will also bring into the teaching this Scripture from the Gospel of Luke:
- Luke 12:3 (NLT) 3 Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!
The title of this week’s sermon is “What We Whisper They Will Shout!” That’s a catchy title and one that speaks about a truth found in the lives of many in Scripture. Look at the life example of Abraham and of David, both great men of God, but their sins were passed down through the generations until they were shouted from the housetops! Not a pleasant thought, but it’s something we should seriously think about.
So join me this Sunday as we find God’s grace in the midst of the struggles we all face in life. At the end of the service, we will serve communion to remind us that our Father is gracious and redemptive in all of His plans for us.
Remember to encourage each man to sign up for next weekend’s Men’s Gathering at Crossroads with Chuck Stecker. The fellowship and time together will be important as I continue this series into Father’s Day.
I hope to see all of you there,
Love and blessings,