Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three Lies... Three Truths: Part II

Lie #2: Sin/self/World is a better option than God.

"For a time is coming when people will no longer
listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and
will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to
hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths."

II Timothy 4:3-4
It is true that at the present time 60% of teens in church reach their 20's and walk away from the faith and that 66% of Americans are considered "pew warming Christians"(apathetic and inactive Christians). In light of these truths we must work harder and pray dependently for the discipleship and depth of the next generation. Many will choose the world and sin over choosing to be faithful to God even though they have all the facts of faith in front of them and the rich experience of the Holy Spirit. They will forget their first love.

Action Point: Parents must pursue the practice of family worship and parent-child discipleship. Teens must engage in Faith ownership as they sit at the feet of Jesus... hear from His Word, pursue sound (healthy) Doctrine, and experience the richness of Christ daily.

May the following be said of this generation:

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained
faithful. And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return."

II Timothy 4:7-8

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