In this sermon, Pastor Chris preaches about the stories we tell and the importance of telling stories. The best story of all is God’s story, his faithfulness in your life! Here are some excerpts.
…Church, our world is filled to the brim with stories that make you or someone else or happenstance the HERO of your Who is the hero of that story? …The hero of that story is God.
…Parents, church, all who are listening, our students need to hear your stories of GOD’S faithfulness in your life. Not just the miracles but in the everyday moments… When you sit down to eat, when you are driving in the car, anytime you are with our kids, tell them the stories that point to God and his faithfulness. Long past are the days when the reasoning of “Because I said so” or “Because that is just what we do” would convince someone that they should read their Bible, pray, go to church, be involved in a Bible study. Long ago it was lost that we culturally would attend church on Sunday Morning. Facts are one thing, obedience to parents is another, but a story, a story does something deeper for our faith.
We need to have an answer of a story when our children ask “What is the meaning of doing these things, what is the purpose of doing these things, why do we go to church, why do we worship God?” You should have an answer for them that comes in the form of a story about the incredibleness of our God.
And what is the blessing God promises to these children in learning these stories? “That they may prosper” as our text says. That they may be children of God and become all the attributes of being God’s people
A blessing to the nations, a people who deal justly in their work, a people full of the fruit of the Spirit, a people who love everyone and speak kindly to all who they meet. A people of hope in a world that finds so often everything is hopeless.
Let us be a church that passes on God’s story. A people who tell of God’s goodness so that for generations they may “Love the Lord their God with all their heart and with all their soul, and with all their strength.”
Pastor Chris has a lot more to say about this topic. Please click on the link below to hear this sermon in its entirety.