Losing Your Marbles
Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Deuteronomy 6:5–6:9
LOSING YOUR MARBLES: influencing the next generation for Jesus
A message from Pastor Sam on the importance of influencing the Next Generation for Jesus.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 NIV
5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
FAMILY + CHURCH
Psalm 71:17-18 NIV
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. 18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.
FAMILY + CHURCH = IMPACT
WHATEVER MATTERS... MATTERS MORE OVER TIME
TIME over TIME
LOVE over TIME
"Kids desperately need adults who will love them in a way that will convince them they are worth something."
- Reggie Joiner, Playing for Keeps
"Research now shows that many challenges in adult society - mental health problems, obesity/stunting, heart disease, criminality, competence in literacy and numeracy - have their roots in early childhood."
- World Health Organization
WORDS over TIME
Luke 6:45 NIV
45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
STORIES over TIME
GROUPS over TIME
Genesis 2:18 NIV
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
FUN over TIME
What you do in the life of a kid or student over time matters!