Grace to you and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Denton Lester When you consider that it is November, the thought for the month is being thankful. We are thankful for the many blessings of our God and for His gracious and abundant provision. We need to give thanks for the blessing of freedom that is ours as a result of our veterans. With our blessings comes much responsibility. For Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be required.” (Luke 12:48)

Jesus shared a teaching moment with each of us in the gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke in which He spoke to us about foundations and the need to build everything in life on a solid foundation. In fact, He said that if we don’t build on that foundation it could be disaster for us. The Lord talks in each of the passages about our foundation being founded on the bedrock. That which is deep down, absolutely solid, and never shifting. He says that if we do not dig down and build on the rock we will eventually lose our all. He wants everybody to understand that the foundation for all of life is built on His Word. He says read it, study it, chew it up and live it. It is the foundation for your life.

Foundation was a major topic at the conference that we attended last week in Ohio. It was presented that the foundation of our Christian faith is found in Genesis. From the beginning chapters of Genesis, we discover why we wear clothes, why we suffer and die, why God’s perfect creation suddenly was cursed, why the week is a 7-day period, why we need a Savior, why we need a new heaven and a new earth and our reason for hope.

It was presented to us that our society today does not know these foundational concepts and that the children of our society are not taught any of them in school because as we know the Word of God was removed from the schools some time ago. So then the question is what are the children being taught? The children are being taught to build their lives and their house on the shifting sand of society. The foundation of our culture being taught to our children is that man is the ultimate authority and that there is no higher authority. In essence our children are being taught that they are their own god.

“And to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more”     Luke 12:48

Education of our children is a priority for each of us. Yet how much do we really know about their education? We know they are learning reading, writing, and arithmetic, but do we know that they are truly learning a new religion in school? Our children are learning to put their faith in something other than the Word of God, and because we have been given much, the Lord will require much from us because the souls of our children are at stake.

I am truly thankful that our children were raised in a Christian home and were taught the truth of the Word of God and that our children are raising their children in Christian homes and are being taught the truth of the Word of God. However, how many of your children are being taught the eternal value of the truth of the Word of God? Are you just trusting the education system to teach them and not giving any consideration to their souls?

The foundations of the lives of our children are laid in the early years of their lives, and it is on these foundations that all of their lives work and focus is built. If the foundation is not Christ and His Word, the foundation will be humanism and the false teaching of the world. All believers are truly believers because they were given the proper foundation. The Bible is the only source of truth for our children today and how many of them are reading it or are having it read to them? Every person will have to give an account of what we have read. We also read that Jesus said why do you call Me Lord and not do what I say?

Knowing the truth should be the top priority for us for our children, “the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.” (Luke 6:49)

See you in church!

Pastor Denton
            Pastor Denton

November 2018