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Orange Family Values (2 of 4)
Introduction: Sitting on the side of the road waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State trooper sees a convertible puttering along at 22 mph. He thinks to himself, "This driver is as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies -- two in the front seat and three in the back, wide-eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don't understand. I was going the exact speed limit. What seems to be the problem?" The trooper trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. "But before you go, Ma'am, I have to ask, is everyone in this car OK? "These women seem awfully shaken." "Oh, they'll be all right in a minute, officer. We just got off Route 127."
With five points in the sermon today we're going to be going fast so buckle up. Last week we talked about the concept of "Orange." Yellow represents the light of the Church. Red represents the warm heart of the family. When you mix yellow with red you get Orange. "Orange" is the church strategizing with the family to impact the next generation for Christ. Next week we'll talk about five major things church leaders need to know about partnering with the family, but today I want to discuss some things families need to know about partnering with the church.
In Moses' farewell speech to the Israelites, just before they were to claim the promise land, he said something profoundly different than anything he had ever said before, challenging the hearts of every family. He gives them a plan to guard their heritage and transfer their faith to the next generation.
I. REGULARLY RECALIBRATE YOUR FAITH
Deuteronomy 6:4 "Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!"
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