8:30 Legacy Service, 9:45 Sunday School, 11:00 The Bridge service.
Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Last week the Community Action Team met to discuss our events for this year. After much discussion it was decided the team would focus on family this year. We are working on a couple of special events and programs to provide resources for parents and families. Family is a necessity for a child. It is an absolute need, if they are to survive, grow, thrive and become strong adults. A church family is a necessity if they are to become disciples of Christ and grow into mature believers. Unfortunately, both are lacking in most children, youth and young adults today. Families are more dysfunctional and non-existent that ever before. Every year the number of children, youths and young adults that attend church is going down. There is an absolute relationship between the two facts. Part of the problem is the fault of the church. There is plenty of blame to go around. Simple fact; all of us have problems, people and churches. But we can choose to do something about it. We can choose to recognize our disfunction and insist on better for families and our churches. We can choose to leave a strong Godly and social inheritance for the next generations. To choose otherwise is to force our children, youth and young adults to pay the price for our problems. It is not the schools or governments responsibility to teach our children about Christ, ethics, morality and service. We are called to take our children and ourselves to the house of God. We are the adults, that is our job. We are the church, we are called to offer people a place where they are loved, accepted and important. We are called to be the example of growing, mature Christians. Parents, the church and adults that have children in their lives, we are called to teach them respect for self and authority. Then we must live and act in a way that gives them a reason to respect us.