Sunday, February 9, 2020 - Family’s “Save to Served ”
Pastor Roger C. Marcos
February 9, 2020
Text Joshua 24:15 NIV
When family got started God has a higher purpose for family. God’s heart longing to see that design in the family which I believe His glory.
REMEMBER: We do not Live to glorify, Our Families Our families LIVE to glorify God. Erika Dawsen
God’s desire for every saved family is to Serve Him. This is the ultimate reason for getting married forming a family. ..“Save to Served ” thru holiness perspective.
The family of God is not here to serve the interests of our family Rather, our families are here to serve the family of God. For In Him We Live In Move and Have Our Being! Acts 17:28
What's More Important -- Your Work, Or Your Life?
Getting Our Priorities Straight
Most of us would rank our relationship priorities like this:
- My family
- God’s family (church)
A Godly Family:
A family that is well devoted & pleasing to God.
15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
What a faith of Joshua made a resolution to serve God together with his whole family.
It is the dream of Every Christian Parents to Have that kind of leadership like (JOSHUA) to bring YOUR entire family during Sunday’s worship. As parents, we have the responsibility to prepare our children to be worthy and to have a desire to serve God. We are stewards of those children. God has entrusted them to us, and we will be held accountable for them. One of the blessings of that stewardship will be preparing them to serve God and live life holiness in these perverse generation.
The Church also has a great role to play in ensuring that whole family serve God, not just as individuals but together as a unit.
I. NYCC FAMILY MUST SERVE GOD. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15. Joshua taking the leadership---Both “should” and “must” are similar in meaning except that “must” is a much stronger word as compared to “should.” “Should” is the past tense of “shall.”
To lead the people of Israel after Moses death. AS they travelled long to the Promised Land, family’s died in the wilderness. God’s longing was for family to reached the Promised Land. DREAM BECOME A NIGHTMARE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN AS FOR ME & MY HOUSEHOLD WE WILL SERVE THE LORD?
It is an affirmation of the family’s commitment to serve the Lord. Such a family’s allegiance and loyalty to the Lord in the midst of the stubbornness of the people remained faith to God.
The final chapter in the book of Joshua speaks about covenant-keeping families. Modern culture has become completely destructive of families. The courts, facing each other-arguing each other.
the government, the educational system, and even some churches undermine family structure, authority, and values. But God is for families, for he is interested in saving not only individuals, but also entire households:
Acts 2:39 For God's promise was made to you and your children, and to all who are far away-all whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
Acts 16:31They replied, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." Bring your children to church learn about Godly thing-
Why is it important to be a covenant-keeping family? Because the Lord deals with his people based on covenant. Covenant relationship is basic to Christianity, as we see throughout the Scriptures. There is one Lord, one people of God, one way of salvation, and one covenant between God and his people
Gen. 18:19 For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
SAYING: Children are today's investment and tomorrow's dividend.
A judge who has been involved in a great many family cases said: "We adults spend far too much time preparing the path for our youth and Far Too Little Time Preparing Our Youth For the Path."
How Can We As Family Be Involved In Church?
- Active Participation NYCC Ministry:
- Pick-Up People. Sunday Service
- Lord Supper preparation
- Visitation the healthy and the Sick
- Witnessing to Others.
- Faithful Attendance at Church Services- Heb/ 10:25; Mat. 6:33
- Supporting Church projects Financially.
- Opening our homes for Bible Study.
- Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people Eph. 6:7
We are called to love God, so let us make time for Him. Start today in experiencing God's goodness and blessings as you seek to serve him daily.
II. NYCC, FAMILY PROFITS IN SERVING GOD.
25 “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. Ex. 23:25
God Promises to Bless those that Serve Him. So how does your family benefit from serving God together?
- Your whole family will be bonded together.
- God will work through your lives
- He will make every member of your family become fruitful Christians
- You will receive answers to your prayers
- He will provide the needs of the whole family
God knew Abraham would influence his whole family to serve Him, and He blessed him.
By influencing and training your whole family to serve God earnestly, you too will receive God’s blessing.
CHALLENGE: Can You Do Like Joshua AFFIRMATION?