Passing on your Faith David McVety Doing Family Right
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Results from a George Barna poll • The Barna Research study , announced on 1999-NOV-12, shows that the vast majority of those who are saved experience the conversion during childhood –Before the age of 14.
Results from a George Barna poll • A person who is unsaved at the age of 14 only has a 10% chance of being "saved" later in life. The survey also showed that about 40% of all American adults consider themselves as having been saved during their lifetime. This number agrees with previous surveys.
Results from a George Barnapoll • Age range% who experience salvation within that age range (of entire population) • 5 to 13 years-32% • 14 to 18 years-4% • over 19 years-6%
Deut 11:18-20 18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.”
TRUTH Truth = Fact If it works = Truth
Solution Family Based Caregroups
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 1. Model Life Together 1 Cor. 11:1; Phil. 3:17
1 Corithians 11:1 1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
Philippians 3:17 17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 2. Learn and apply together Acts 2:42
Acts 2:42 42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 3. Gather Together Acts 2:42, Romans 11:1
Romans 1:11 11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— 12 that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 4. Eat Together Acts 2:46
Acts 2:46 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 5. Play Together Acts 2:46
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 6. Pray Together Acts 2:42
Elements of Effective Family Caregroups 7. Serve Together James 1:27
James 1:22-27 22 But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. … 27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Prov. 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Leave a Legacy by • Provide the setting • Caregroups • Show the results • Be disciples ourselves • Walk with them • Let them see us