Tutor Your Children For Ministry (from Sunday Sermon)

Written by Robert Barraza
Aim:  The aim of this sermon is to encourage, create the thought of the opportunity for the parent to consider teaching, training and preparing their children to practice their faith and to see participation in their faith as a vital expression of life.
Believing in Jesus Christ today in our environment involves attending church whenever possible.  Specially, in those important days when He is the emphasis  of all the world, where we need to associate ourselved with Him in worship.  It is truth that attendinh the gathering of the believers to worship, praise and honor of God is important and vital for communicating the message of the cross.  God wants more than just worship, He wants your whole life, resouces and your agenda to focus on His role in your life.
A follower of Christ is an individual that has accepted Jesus as their Lord n Savior of their life.  His teaching become the center of the disciples life and attempt to know, understand and apply the principles to their life.  The Christian is busy ensuring that noting about their behavior and lifestyle offends their God of their life.  
Let's see how Abraham is tested with his son....
Genesis 22  (NIV)
Abraham Tested
22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
15 The angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring[b] all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me."
Now this was only part of the Sermon.  
Abrahams faith trusted God, and so should we.  Determined how he would handle the situation, walk along in obiedience and expect the best outcome because of God and what he knew about Him and what He expects as a faithful and loyal servant.
Love Your God By Teaching Your Children Of Their Faith!  Amen!


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