This Is Us – Part 1: This is Generational

This Is Us – Part 1: This is Generational

This is Generational
This is Us – Part 1
May 11-12, 2019
Steve Tanner

“The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.” Proverbs 20:29

  • God Generates Power Through Generations.

“We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders.” Psalm 78:4

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  1. Shared GOAL: value all generations.

“One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. But Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.’” Matthew 19:13-14

“Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.” 1 Timothy 5:1-2

  1. Shared PLAN: work together.

“Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” Amos 3:3

  1. Shared SACRIFICE: serve selflessly.

“Then [Jesus] said to the crowd, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.’” Luke 9:23-24

“[God] shows mercy from generation to generation, to all who fear him.” Luke 1:50

Next Step:  I will pray one of the following prayers every day this week.

  • A Prayer for Older Generations from Psalm 71:17-18
    “O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do. Now that I am old and gray… Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.”
  • A Prayer for Younger Generations adapted from Psalm 71:17-18
    “O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood, and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do. Even though I am young… Let me proclaim your power to every generation, your mighty miracles to all who came before and who will come after me.”