Bible Sermons Online

Home.
Sermons.
»Preachers.
»Mail Order.
Meetings.
Bible.
Feedback.
FAQ.
Newsletter.
Search.
Site Map.
Links.
Contact.

Sermon Outline - Our Precious Children, Genesis ch.18 v.19

Date12/10/2003
Time11:00
PreacherRev. Maurice Roberts, Inverness
Sermon TitleOur Precious Children
TextGenesis ch.18 v.19
Sermon ID683

Links to Bible chapters open in a new window.


Introduction

  • Abraham - father of the faithful.
  • The OT/NT family of God is one.
  • Abraham was an exemplary saint.
  1. ABRAHAM IS OUR EXAMPLE AT HOME

    1. Outline of Abraham's life.
    2. Not a perfect life - but that of a great man of God.
    3. Our example:
      1. of prompt obedience
      2. of putting God first in life
      3. of particularly waiting for God's promise
      4. of reverence
      5. of prayerfulness
      6. of hospitality
      7. of selflessness
    OBSERVE: See how God commends him to us (TEXT)
  2. OUR CHILDREN ARE VERY PRECIOUS

    1. "seen and not heard"?
    2. "you will put them off religion"?
    3. That children are precious:
      1. their souls - immortal
      2. Christ's view and practice
      3. their childhood very short
    4. Children are our family treasures.
      ILLUSTRATION: the mother of the GRACCHI.
    5. The way to think of them:
      1. the church of tomorrow - "lambs before sheep".
      2. training them for tomorrow (TEXT)
      3. "the way of the Lord"
    6. But what if they show no promise?
      ANSWER: Never give up - pray and labour harder.
      ILLUSTRATION: E. Reisinger and his son.
      APPLICATION: O how precious they are!
  3. SOME PRACTICAL POINTS

    1. Essential to give them the right mentality:
      ILLUSTRATION: "We did not dare be unconverted"!
      APPLICATION: "Children are bound to go away from the Gospel...they will come back (hopefully)".
    2. The example of the Dutch
      1. their family worship
      2. care over TV
    3. How helpful if we were to have many young people in all our churches!
    4. Strengthening the bonds:
      1. parental love first
      2. respect for good examples
      3. firmness and fairness (TEXT)
    5. The Prayer Meeting - why not?

CONCLUSION

Using exhortations.


Download This Sermon Outline

This sermon outline can be downloaded in HTML format so that it can be viewed off-line using an internet browser, and many other programs. (As you can read this page, you can view HTML format files on this computer.)

Download this sermon now - to download please right click and select "save target as" or "save link target as". Please note: It is strongly advised that you use this link to download a sermon, rather than simply saving the current page.

Home | Sermons | Meetings | Bible | Feedback | FAQ | Newsletter | Search | Site Map | Links | Contact