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We Will Serve The Lord
People sometimes ask me how long it takes to write a sermon. The answer for today’s sermon would be 28 years (that’s the age of our oldest child). I was reluctant to preach on parenting when the children were small thinking that the ideal time would be when they were grown. Now that my children are grown, and the world has changed so much, I’m thinking parents really need help from someone much more in touch with the challenges of today’s technology.
But I preached today’s sermon knowing that the basics of parenting never change. That’s why I love Joshua’s declaration so much, “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” No matter what age you live in, no matter what’s going on in the culture around you, this is surely where godly parenting always begins.
Today’s sermon was not intended to be deep or profound. I seriously doubt anyone learned anything they didn’t already know. I decided to combine movie clips with personal testimony to encourage parents to do what they already know to do but to do it with conviction and sacrificial leadership. There is not a single sacrifice Liz and I made in raising our children that we regret. The three word sermon outline of Time, Talk, and Walk was truly a statement of our priorities. My prayer is that every Christian family might make them theirs as well.