Did you know the church Paul planted in Ephesus, the one Timothy pastored, was a multi-generational church?
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”:
THIS 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 children 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.