October 25 Sunday Sermon

Categories: Bible

FPC Sermon– Across Generations                                                                                

  • Who are We- Where are we going
  • The Bible is intergenerational…
  • The challenge- There is always a friction amongst generations…
  • The Spirit Psalm 71
  • 18   So even to old age and gray hairs,
  • O God, do not forsake me,
  • until I proclaim your might
  • to all the generations to come.
  • The Key- Respect
  • Timothy is a product of intergenerational faith…
  • I Wonder

1 timothy 4
Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

2 Timothy 1
I am grateful to God—whom I worship with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did—when I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. Recalling your tears, I long to see you so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you. For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.

Psalm 71
1     In you, O Lord, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.

2     In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;

incline your ear to me and save me.

3     Be to me a rock of refuge,

a strong fortress, to save me,

for you are my rock and my fortress.

4     Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,

from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.

5     For you, O Lord, are my hope,

my trust, O Lord, from my youth.

6     Upon you I have leaned from my birth;

it was you who took me from my mother’s womb.

My praise is continually of you.

7     I have been like a portent to many,

but you are my strong refuge.

8     My mouth is filled with your praise,

and with your glory all day long.

9     Do not cast me off in the time of old age;

do not forsake me when my strength is spent.

10   For my enemies speak concerning me,

and those who watch for my life consult together.

11   They say, “Pursue and seize that person

whom God has forsaken,

for there is no one to deliver.”

12   O God, do not be far from me;

O my God, make haste to help me!

13   Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed;

let those who seek to hurt me

be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14   But I will hope continually,

and will praise you yet more and more.

15   My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,

of your deeds of salvation all day long,

though their number is past my knowledge.

16   I will come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God,

I will praise your righteousness, yours alone.

17   O God, from my youth you have taught me,

and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.

18   So even to old age and gray hairs,

O God, do not forsake me,

until I proclaim your might

to all the generations to come.

Your power 19 and your righteousness, O God,

reach the high heavens.

You who have done great things,

O God, who is like you?

20   You who have made me see many troubles and calamities

will revive me again;

from the depths of the earth

you will bring me up again.

21   You will increase my honor,

and comfort me once again.

22   I will also praise you with the harp

for your faithfulness, O my God;

I will sing praises to you with the lyre,

O Holy One of Israel.

23   My lips will shout for joy

when I sing praises to you;

my soul also, which you have rescued.

24   All day long my tongue will talk of your righteous help,

for those who tried to do me harm

have been put to shame, and disgraced.


October Intergenerational Question
What does a living faith look like?

October Memory Verse
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Author: Doug Bunnell

I am privileged to be the Pastor of FPC, the husband of Laurie, and the father of Zoe. I feel so blessed to be in a job that I love in a community that brings me joy and life every day. I will not be blogging per se as every text that we come across on Sunday will be a repeat- but every week on Sunday I will post my branching out- a series of questions around the text for Sunday Worship. As well I will post the month’s memory verse and the week’s reading schedule.

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