A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK
Exodus 34: 5-8
INTRODUCTION: Folk songs became a most popular
language in the 50's, 60's and 70's -- the message
of the youth to the adults, the young to the older.
For several generations a lack of openness between
parents and children, much confusion, parental
Jerry Leber/Mike Staler wrote a youth song:
"Yak Ti Yak, Don't Talk Back"
"Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spending cash.
If you don't scrub the kitchen floor
You ain't going to rock and roll no more
Yak ti yak, don't talk back.
Just finish cleaning up your room
Let's see that dust fly with that broom.
Get all the garbage out of sight
Or you don't go out Friday night.
Yak ah yak, don't talk back.
You don't give me no dirty looks,
Your father's hip, he knows what cooks.
Just tell your hoodlum friends outside
You ain't got time to take a ride.
Yak ti yak, don't talk back, yak ti yak.
(They wrote great lyrics back in the fifties!)
They were telling us things whether we wanted to
Hear them or not! (You just can't win.)
Sometimes that old Bent,(that Yak ti yak,) comes out
o me and flows into them -- I just can't seem to
get a handle on it.
We have carbon paper between us and our children --
parent/child. We press ourselves into them even
when we don't want to.
One thing you can't escape, is that your children
will be pretty much just like you! Yak ti yak and
Children avoid actions and words but end up with
the same attitudes and style.
We want to erase the bad but Exodus 34 says that
there it is, etched in their lifestyle.
I. EVIL BENTS DEFINED AND EXPLAINED
Scripture demonstrates that all persons are born in
a wrong relationship with God.
ILL. By birth, nature, by choice and practice-
we are sinners, estranged from God from the
womb. Psalm 58
1. Generally (from Adam)
Root: polluted. Depravity -- Adam sinned as our
federal head. W ...
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