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The Generational Blessing

The Generational Blessing

May 2020
Two competing perspectives on the relationship between old and young people in contemporary society have received much attention recently. One perspective views them as competitors but God has planned for both to be connected. They are designed to be inter-dependent. In this message series, we will learn how to live together as God’s people at home and in society. We will see the connection between the old and young that leads to meaningful exchanges with each other for the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Sermons in this series
Sun, May 31, 2020
Passage: Luke 1:7
Duration: 29 mins 14 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Love the Young with Admiration
• Love the Young by Example

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is the Bible’s attitude towards the young?

2. Read 1 Timothy 4:12. Why would someone disrespect someone for their youth?

3. What would make an older person respect a younger person? What characteristics does Paul challenge Timothy to develop in order to give no one the opportunity to disrespect him simply for being young (he is probably 34-39 years old)?

4. What is gained with age, and what can be learned with training?

5. Think again about something you feel inadequate to do for Christ. Remember, no one is too young or too old to be used by God.

6. How should the older people treat and relate to the younger people in church?

7. Have the older people in your group to pray, prophesy and bless you now.

Sun, May 24, 2020
Duration: 17 mins 33 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Children Obey Your Parents in the Lord
• Children Honour Your Parents in the Lord

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is one thing you appreciate most about your parents?

2. Read Ephesians 6:1-3. Who are children told to obey? What does ‘obey‘ mean?

3. Why are children to obey their parents? Read Eph. 6:1 and Col. 3:20.

4. How does ‘honour’ differ from ‘obey’? What does ‘honour’ mean?

5. What is the promise that is associated with the command here (Eph. 6:2-3)?

6. How does obedience relate to having a good life and living long?

7. What are the practical things you can do to show honour to your parents this week?

8. Pray with your KG for your parents‘ salvation and health.

Sun, May 17, 2020
Duration: 20 mins 5 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Elders are to be Prized
• Elders are to be Mobilised

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s your attitude toward aging? Repulsion or celebration? Tell us why.

2. Read 1 Timothy 5:1-2. How are we to treat or relate to those older than us? Why?

3. What does the word honour mean? How are we to show honour to those older than us? Read Leviticus 19:32.

4. If honour begins with the attitude first and then the action, how will you show honour to those older than you in church and at home? In your addressing, speaking, sitting and standing?

5. Read Leviticus 19:32 again. Note how the verse ends. How is respecting the seniors and fearing God connected and related?

6. If growing old is a privilege and a gift from God, what must an older person then do now? What can they learn from Caleb in Joshua 14:10-14?

7. If you are younger – is there an older person you should prize (more) from now on? Have you risen up in respect before the grey head? If you are older – have you slipped into an ungodly way of thinking about your retirement, and neglected to fulfill God’s plan for your life and his ministry for you in the church? What ministry is God calling you to?