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Lay it to Rest

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Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends! Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.

 
 

1 | Don't stay there

We all have unforgettable moments.  A great childhood memory, the birth of a child, our wedding day.  Those moments are memorials. 
Likewise, we all have unforgettable negative moments.  The tough times, the desert experiences.  
Interestingly, God doesn't want us to stay stuck in either moment.  Remembering the good and the bad times can have benefits - but we can't allow those memorials to keep us from making healthy decisions today.  We can't be stuck in the past (good or bad).

For the sake of discussion: What is your greatest childhood memory?

 

2 | it's generational

It's a truth we see repeated in history over and over again.  Psychologists, Neuroscience, Pastors, and Scripture all agree that we are likely to fall for the same temptations our parents fell for.  In many cases: we turn out just like our parents.
How do we break this cycle?  How do we imitate our parents' good behaviors but resist the same temptations they fell for?
Are there generational habits/issues in your family that you would like to break?

Scripture: Ezekiel 18:20, Galatians 3:13

 

3 | pass it on

Passing on our faith to the next generation has been a focus in our faith for thousands of years.  Even at the beginning, God encouraged his followers to pass on their knowledge.

Whose responsibility is discipling, mentoring, teaching and equipping the younger generation?
All the statistics, and most Pastors will agree that we are missing something in our modern age.  Church engagement is declining, especially among the younger generations. 

In the church, we have a wealth of knowledge stored up in each generation.  How do we practically engage and pass on that knowledge to the younger generation?  

Scripture: Psalm 145:4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9