Will Your Grandchildren Know God?
I read this quote from my friend and fellow minister Rev. Ken Blount recently:
I have yet to meet the person whose life moves forward after pulling away from Church. Make plans now to go to church this weekend!
The scripture says the same:
Hebrews 10:25 NKJV
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
There is a supply of the Spirit that you receive when you are gathered with other believers that you cannot receive on your own. We all need the experience of corporate praise and worship and anointed ministry of the Word that takes place in the local church.
You and your family need the strength that comes from fellowship and godly relationships that are formed in the local church.
Also, the local church needs you. When you withdraw, we all suffer, as the church is lacking the supply of faith, anointing and resources that your presence with us makes available.
This may sound a little strong, or "alarmist" but the thought came to me recently that parents who are not setting the example by being in church with their children are paving the way for their grandchildren to grow up not knowing about God. That's how we lose a generation to the devil!
Don't fall prey to the deception of the devil that would tell you that your involvement in the local church is not important or is optional.
I hope to see YOU this week! - Pastor David