Move: Responding to the Gospel
Move: Responding to God
The truth about who God is and his Kingdom moves the people of God.
1I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. 2Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. 3Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.(Psalm 145:1-3 ESV)
The greatness of God moves us to worship daily.
"Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)
“23Take care, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make a carved image, the form of anything that the LORD your God has forbidden you. 24For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. (Deuteronomy 4:23-24, ESV)
“If you do not worship God seven days a week, you do not worship Him on one day a week.”—A.W. Tozer
4One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.6They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. 7They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.8The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. 10All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! 11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, 12to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.(Psalm 145:4-12 ESV)
The goodness of God moves us to witness to the next generation.
The goodness of God, his mercy, his patience, his grace, his kindness, his love, is perfectly revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and his gospel. As we dwell on Christ and his works as revealed in his Word, we will pour forth his fame and proclaim his gospel to the coming generations
In the home…
Your job as a parent is to raise worshippers who proclaim the greatness of God to their kids and grandkids.
Whether your kids are in preschool or High School, here are 3 ways to get you started and a couple resources to aid you as you seek to raise worshippers.
- Pray with your children
- Read the bible with your children
- Sing praises with your children
Moore, Russell and Andrew Walker, editors. The Gospel for Life Series: The Gospel and Parenting. Nashville, Tennessee: B&H Publishing Group, 2017. ($6.06 on Amazon)
Whitney, Donald. Family Worship. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2016. ($5.99 on Christianbook.com)
In the church…
In Titus chapter 2, Paul lays out a vision for the church that includes older men investing into younger men and older women investing into younger women.
- Respect“Honor everyone...”(1 Peter 2:17 ESV)
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations.(Psalm 145:13 ESV)
The kingdom of God moves us to hope.
The Kingdom of God moves us to hope in the Lord. For in his spiritual kingdom, we see that the Lord is faithful, he upholds, he is near to us, he provides for us, he is righteous and kind, he satisfies us, he hears us and he will keep us to the end. This world has its troubles, but in the midst of all the despair, we hope in the Lord our King; because we know that one day, the spiritual will give way to the physical and our glorious King who has come will come back.
The Book of Psalms is full of rich insight into God's plan for our lives. It speaks to our response to God, both in seasons good and bad.