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Footprints On The Sands Of Time

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Mar 22, 2003

Summary: Paul challenges Timothy, and us,to set an example for others that will follow him,an us, just as Paul, and Christ himself,set an example for Timothy.

 DATE: 03.16.03

SPEAKER: Pastor Ray Martin

TEXT: 1 Timothy 4:12

Footprints On The Sands Of Time

INTRODUCTION:

A. -There is a generation that is passing away

I have had many funerals since I’ve been here in the last 13 months

Leona Lanier

Jim Johnson

Irene Tyler

John Blackburn

Minnie Ridener

What an example they have left for us...

The path has been made clear.

There was no wavering in their steps...

B. They marked out a path for us to follow.....

ILL:

Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints on the sands of time.

Longfellow- A Psalm of Life

C. GOD’S PLAN IS THAT ONE GENERATION WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE FOR

THE NEXT

Exodus 3:15

This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to

generation.

Psalm 78

3 what we have heard and known,

what our fathers have told us.

4 We will not hide them from their children;

we will tell the next generation

the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD ,

his power, and the wonders he has done.

5 He decreed statutes for Jacob

and established the law in Israel,

which he commanded our forefathers

to teach their children,

6 so the next generation would know them,

even the children yet to be born,

and they in turn would tell their children.

7 Then they would put their trust in God

and would not forget his deeds

but would keep his commands.

Psalm 145:4

One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.

Joel 1:3

Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to

the next generation.

39 times God speaks about the “GENERATIONS TO COME”

D. JESUS SET AN EXAMPLE FOR US TO FOLLOW....

John 13:15

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

E. PAUL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR TIMOTHY TO FOLLOW....

1 Corinthians 11:1

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Philippians 3:17

Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live

according to the pattern we gave you.

F. He Now challenges Timothy to carry on the faith and set an example for others

that will come after him

Timothy, I am leaving Footprints in the Sands of Time For you to follow...

1 Timothy 4

12Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for

the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1) IN SPEECH

Proverbs 21

23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue

keeps himself from calamity.

Luke 6

45The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil

man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his

heart his mouth speaks.

Ephesians 4

22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which

is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

25Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for

we are all members of one body.

29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful

for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

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