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Summary: This is a study of the traits of FAITH through three generations.Faith will spiral dowward unless we have a plan.

PATTERNS OF FAITH FOR THREE GENERATIONS

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

Kyfingers@aol.com

TEXT:

1 TIM 1:5 WHEN I CALL TO REMEMBRANCE THE UNFEIGNED FAITH THAT IS IN THEE, WHICH DWELT FIRST IN THY GRANDMOTHER - LOIS, AND YOUR MOTHER EUNICE, AND I AM PERSUADED THAT IS IN YE ALSO.

JOSHUA 24:14-16:

14. NOW THEREFORE FEAR THE LORD AND SERVE HIM IN SINCERITY AND IN TRUTH...AND SERVE YE THE LORD.

15) AND IF IT SEEM EVIL UNTO YOU TO SERVE THE LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE; WHETHER THE GODS OF WHICH YOUR FATHERS SERVED THAT WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, OR OF THE GODS OF THE AMORITES, IN WHOSE LAND YE DWELL: BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.

16) AND THE PEOPLE SAID AND ANSWERED, GOD FORBID THAT WE SHOULD FORSAKE THE LORD, TO SERVE OTHER GOD’S.

JOSHUA 24:31 AND ISRAEL SERVED THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF JOSHUA, AND ALL THE DAYS OF THE ELDERS. THAT OUTLIVED JOSHUA, AND THE WHICH HAD KNOWN ALL THE WORKS OF THE LORD, THAT HE HAD DONE FOR ISRAEL.

I have retyped this as I think it is worthy to be preached, please give me feedback if this time each generations traits are clear, I am sorry, I have spent more time on this than any sermon on the computer,

for I want to get this thought out. We have tried again.

Dear friend, this sermon was delivered by M. Wayne Benson, I have developed some, changed some,I feel these thoughts are worthy of adapting to your situation.

You might have to use full screen to get 3rd generation, or print.

You must move quickly and not get hung up on any one point in delivery, I came back on Sunday night and dealt with certain areas in more detail.

Could you help me and pass this on to others, my love is to reach the pastor of small works, so some could print this and mail it to poorer preacher without the computer, all I ask for my and Linda’s time is to pass it on.

#1 Correlates for #1 in all three generations. So each trait is expressed by a number is corresponding to the same number of the other generations. So trait #3 is the same trait in generation #1, #2, and #3. I tried to send this in columns, but some computers refused to space correctly. Therefore, we have retyped traits in each generation and gave a corresponding number.

I like this sermon, I use three chairs, that fit over each other.

The first chair I put near the altar,

second 1/2 way back, third near the back of the church.

I have each trait put on a 8 1/2 x11 piece of thick paper,

written bold marker,

generation #1 in red, #2 in blue, #3 in black.

I then lay each trait of the generation in the chair it belongs, and show the distance from the altar, then when I get to Lois, Eunice and Timothy, I place the first chair on top of the 3rd chair and move back to the altar a reclaiming, then I put both chairs on the 2nd generation and place all three chairs on top of the altar and totaling reclaim the generations, I have used plastic lawn chairs and at the end of the sermon I gave the chairs to three of the church mom’s that have been claiming their next generations as a token to establishing all generations for the Lord to set in their house as a token and a point of contact. If you like helps let me know I do these all the time on line.


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