Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tithe Sermon pt. 2

Continuing...

3. You men who have a wife who loves and respects you, who provides you the comforts of home, who raises your children in the admonition of the Lord-how did that Godly wife come to you? What would you be without that wife? Has she made you what you are today?
Proverbs 19:14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the Lord.

4. You women who have a husband who loves you and provides for you and who brings you to church and who is concerned for the spiritual health of your family-where does that Godly husband come from?
Christ said no man comes to Christ unless God the Father draw that man to Christ.

5. You children who have parents who love you and protect you and tuck you into bed at night and teach you the truth about God and sin and the world-How did you get those parents?
Who sent you those parents?
Why aren't you one of 8 million orphans in Brazil, or one the millions of AIDS orphans in Africa, for example?
Why aren't you one of the children of one of the drug addicts and criminals or abandoned by your father as I see every week? [This elder is a judge.]
The Bible says God knit you together in your mother's womb. He selected your parents for you. If you are adopted, God guided your parents to you. Do you see that your loving parents are a gift of God? And parents do you see that your children are a gift from God?

4 comments:

Mom said...

Eye-opening so far.

Hope said...
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Hope said...

Sounds interesting! I esp. (of course!) am happy that he thoroughly and positively covered the adoption angle too so no child who is adopted could feel left out! Not all ministers would be that thoughtful and sensitive.

momawake said...

The elder & his wife have two adult children adopted from Brazil. The kids were 4 and 5 when they came here.