Summary: The greatest sermon your family will ever hear is the one you live before them every day!
Prescription For Backsliding April 22,2012
Deuteronomy 6:4-“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!
5-You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
6-“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
7-You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
8-You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
9-You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
10-“So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not build,
11-houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full
Verse 4-6-Make God Number One In Your Life!
Know the Scriptures so much, that they become who you are, they become what you think!
The great Scottish Bible expositor Alexander MacLaren once wrote: 'We may have as much of God as we will. Christ puts the key of the treasure-chamber into our hand, and bids us take all that we want. If a man is admitted into the bullion vault of a bank and told to help himself, and comes out with one cent, whose fault is it that he is poor?""
Verse 7-Talk About God Every Chance You Get!
You Shall Teach Them Diligently To Your Children-Cassie Bernall Story…One of students killed at Columbine High School, whether the incident of her being asked, “Did She believe in God?” and she responded, “Yes, she did!” every happened or not, we just don’t know, but by all accounts she had went from being a good kid, with loving parents, who went to church, and had a good home life, to a bad kid, with dealings with the occult, and handwritten letters about killing a teacher and even parents, until she went to a youth retreat and accepted the Lord and on the day she was shot, by all accounts that was around her she was praying!
That is why it is so important for us to tell our children about the Lord, because we do not know what they will face as they head out to school. Or work, or some activity!
Shall Talk Of Them When You Sit In Your House-The greatest sermon your family will ever hear is the one you live before them every day!
When You Walk By The Way-Talk about God in public!
A member of W. E. Sangster's (1900-1960) church in Scarborough, England (the Queen St. Church) was a barber and felt it his duty to witness to his customers, but he wasn't always careful. One day he lathered a man for a shave, picked up the razor, and asked, ‘Sir, are you prepared to meet your God?" The poor fellow fled with the lather still on his face.
According to one count, the gospels record 132 contacts that Jesus had with people. Six were in the Temple, four in the synagogues and 122 were out with the people in the mainstream of life.
When You Lie Down, And When You Rise Up-Remember, talk to people about God and talk to God about people!
Verse 8-9-Remind Yourself
You Shall Bind Them As A Sign On Your Hand-A reminder to exhibit godliness in your actions!
They Shall Be As Frontlets Between Your Eyes-A reminder to think Christ like!
You Shall Write Them On The Doorposts Of Your House And On Your Gates-A reminder to keep ungodly things out of our homes!
Verse 10-11-Whatever You Got, You Didn’t Get It On Your Own-Enjoy with gratitude whatever health and happiness you have!