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  1. Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father? Text: Rom. 14;11-12, 22 Scripture Reading: Ps. 119:5-16

  2. The Parable of the Sower (Soil) • lists 4 kinds of soil • (Mt. 13:18-23): • Beside the road • Rocky • Thorny • Good soil Mt. 13:20-21 (Lk. 8:13); The “Rocky Soil” 20. "The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21. yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. Intro Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  3. People will fall away if they have no strong root, or their • faith is strongly rooted in something or someone else! • The person who does this does not make their faith their own. Rom. 14:11-12, 22 11. For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. Intro Do we have the faith of our fathers or faith of the Father? Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  4. II Kings 14:3: He did right in the sight of the LORD, yet not like David his father; he did according to all that Joash his father had done. • II Kings 14:1-4: Amaziah(Son of Joash, King of Judah): • His faith was like of that of his father’s (Joash). • Joashhad killed the priest’s son and listened to his counselors who advised him to leave God! (II Chr. 24:20-22) • He allowed the people to continue to act corruptly. • He did right, “yet not like David his father” (I Sam. 13:14) • II Chr. 25:1-2: He did not follow God with a whole heart (Vs. 2). • II Chr. 25:14-16: After defeating the Edomites, he served their gods and would not listen to God’s prophet! Faith in Father’s Religion Leads to Apostasy Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  5. II Kings 15:3: He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done. • II Kings 15:1-4: Azariah(aka: Uzziah – II Chr. 26:1): • He did right before God according to what his father (Amaziah) had done. • The people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. • II Chr. 26:3-5: As long as he sought after God, he prospered. • II Chr. 26:16-21: The blessings God gave him made his heart proud and he became unfaithful and acted corruptly! • When opposed by the priests, rather than be remorseful and repent, he became enraged (26:19) and the Lord struck him with leprosy! (II Kings 15:5; II Chr. 26:21) Faith in Father’s Religion Leads to Apostasy The Lord gave Azariah a hard lesson in humility: No one is so great that he does not have to answer to God! Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  6. II Kings 14:1-4: Amaziah(Son of Joash, King of Judah) II Kings 15:1-4: Azariah(Son of Amaziah, King of Judah) Faith in Father’s Religion Leads to Apostasy One can’t rely on the faith of their parents to be justified before God! Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  7. Mk. 7:9 9. He was also saying to them, "You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition. • Mk. 7:6-13: • Pharisees were “experts” at setting aside law of the Lord for their traditions. • Many people today do that as well! • They would rather cling to something they were taught by their parents or denominational teaching, and disregard what is said in the Scriptures. Cannot Just Follow Traditions of Men Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  8. The one who does not stand on own convictions before God will fall away when the trials of life come – Lk. 8:13 Rom. 14:11-12, 22 11. For it is written, "AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD." So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God. The faith which you have, have as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. Good parents can be a good standard (as was David), but ultimately, one will stand or fall based upon who they are rooted in: parents (not always godly) or God! Cannot Just Follow Traditions of Men Every person will give an account to God for their deeds, not the deeds of their parents! Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  9. Ps. 119:5-16 5. Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes! 6. Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments. 7. I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments. 8. I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! 9. b Beth. How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. 10. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. 11. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. 12. Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes. 13. With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth. 14. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. 15. I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. 16. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Must Commit Whole Heart to God Mt. 22:37 (Deut. 6:5) 37. And He said to him, " 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  10. II Kings 18:3: He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father David had done. • II Kings 18:1-6: Hezekiah (Son of Ahaz, who sacrificed • son to pagan god – II Kings 16:3): • He was faithful to God according to the ways of David. • “He clung to the Lord and did not depart” – None like him before or after! • He did not allow the people to continue acting corruptly – He broke down the high places! • He followed the Lord’s Law given to Moses. • He repaired the temple and reinstituted the priest’s service there • (II Chr. 29:20-36) • He reinstituted the Passover – II Chr. 30:13-27 (Had to be the 2nd month) • II Chr. 30:26: Nothing like this had been done since the days of Solomon! • II Chr. 31:20-21: He served God with his whole heart! Must Commit Whole Heart to God Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  11. II Kings 22:2: He did right in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of his father David, nor did he turn aside to the right or to the left. • II Kings 22:1-2: Josiah (Son of Amon, who was the son of • Manasseh; both did evil – II Kings 21:18-22: Manasseh • did repent and was forgiven –II Chr. 33:10-13 ): • “He did right in the sight of the LORD and walked in all the way of his father David.” • II Kings 23:25: None before or after him that served God with his whole heart as Moses had commanded (Deut. 6:5; Mt. 22:37). • II Chr. 34:1-3, 33: As a youth, he sought after God, and then purged Judah of its idols. • He repaired the temple – II Chr. 34:8-13 • When the Law of God was discovered he inquired of the Lord as to their fate – II Chr. 34:14-30. • II Chr. 34:26-28: Judgment would fall on Judah, but because of Josiah’s humility, he would not see it. • II Chr. 35:1-19: Celebrated the Passover in correct month (1st month on 14th day) – II Chr. 35:18: Nothing like it since days of Samuel! Must Commit Whole Heart to God Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  12. II Kings 18:1-6: Hezekiah (Son of Ahaz, King of Judah) II Kings 22:1-2: Josiah (Son of Amon, who was the son of Manasseh) These kings did not rely on the faith of their fathers; they obeyed God according to His ways! Must Commit Whole Heart to God Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  13. What is your faith firmly rooted in? • Faith of your fathers? • Faith in God the Father? • We must stand or fall upon our own convictions since we • will give account of our actions to God! • Rom. 14:11-12, 22: We will not be able to say, “I was raised this way” or “This is how I was taught!” (II Cor. 5:10) If your faith is not your own, make it your own, know and understand what you believe in! Conclusion If your faith is firmly rooted in God’s word, cling to it and never depart from it! Faith Of Our Fathers, Or Faith Of The Father?

  14. Hear The Gospel (Jn. 5:24; Rom. 10:17) Believe In Christ (Jn. 3:16-18; Jn. 8:24) Repent Of Sins (Lk. 13:35; Acts 2:38) Confess Christ (Mt. 10:32; Rom. 10:10) Be Baptized (Mk. 16:16; Acts 22:16) Remain Faithful (Jn. 8:31; Rev. 2:10) “What Must I Do To Be Saved?” For The Erring Child: Repent (Acts 8:22), Confess (I Jn. 1:9), Pray (Acts 8:22)