Throw It Out There Thursday!

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Did you know the church Paul planted in Ephesus, the one Timothy pastored, was a multi-generational church?

Yep.

Consider what Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 5:1-2 . . .

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.”

Obviously, the church included older men and younger men, older women and younger women.

The church in Ephesus had people of all ages.

We know this is a good thing, because earlier Paul said the “household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)

In other words, a multi-generational church can be known as the household of God, the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth of God. To put it yet another way – when operating as it should – a multi-generational church can display the Person and Character and Glory of God.

That being said, let me “Throw This Out There”:

Unknown-1THIS Sunday at FBC – we are going to have a chance to highlight just how multigenerational we are. In the morning service, we are going to recognize those who turn 90 years old this year. In addition, in the 2nd part of my series on the family, I am going to spend some time talking about why we need Senior Adults. FBC’s blessed to have ’em. We need ’em.

In the evening, Mark Sandy and company will give us the opportunity to see all the Unknown-2children who have come through First Friends this year. At 6 pm in the sanctuary, children from the First Friends ministry will receive rewards for working so hard memorizing Scripture throughout the year.

Let me “Throw It Out There” this way: THIS Sunday, May 4th –> AM – Senior Adults. PM – Children. Bottom Line: Multi-generational Church.

Want a taste of God’s Character and Person and Glory? Come and consider the uniqueness in which He is allowing our church to become.

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5 thoughts on “Throw It Out There Thursday!

  1. Rodney Wimberly says:

    “Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
    ‘O God, do not forsake me,
    ‘Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
    Your power to everyone who is to come.”

    Psalms 71:18 (NKJV)

  2. Ilene says:

    A church is a family, and all ages should be treasured. Maybe the older people have some wisdom and love to impart, and the children offer us precious moments of joy. Middle agers and young folks give us all our hope for the future. God bless them all!

    No matter our chronological ages, the Bible never changes; it binds us together and tells us how to best live, We can question and rebel, but the Bible is solid truth, even when we do not understand it. Church members and Christians walk in fellowship through the love of Jesus. We are bound by our beliefs and the great love our Lord gives us. The Bible is our unfailing handbook.

    Pray and praise His name always! Thank Him for our church and the leaders.

    God knew that the Bible would have to carry us through many difficulties. I believe He expects it to remain our truth and not one word is to be changed even though “times change,”

    I want to follow Him wherever he leads, Thank you Father in Jesus’ name, Ilene

  3. Libby says:

    Senior adults are precious indeed. They have such wisdom and insight. They are the foundation of the congregation. They built and sustained the church. They are to be honored and respected. And they have great stories! We need to slow down and pay attention to them!! God is good!

  4. elizabethp1968 says:

    I learned today that a very special senior adult died yesterday. She was 95 years old. Amazing Christian woman who did not just talk the talk but walked the walk till her last breath. She was first my preschool teacher, then a friend and mentor, then one who gave me wise advice as I got married and began having my own children. Psalm 37:30 – The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong. She taught me right from wrong as a 3 year old preschooler and continued to be a shining example of Jesus’ love everywhere she went and in everything she did even the cards she sent me each year when I moved away. I rejoice that I will see her again, but wishing I could see her one more time here to tell her again how much I love her. We do need to let our elders know how much we love them and we need to remind ourselves how much they have to teach and share with us if we will only listen. Most children born in this current generation do not know the changes that our senior adults have seen. They would be awe struck if they would stop, ask, and listen. Thank you Lord for those who are senior adults and have the wisdom of your word to share with those of us you are still so young in our faith.

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