There are a few sermon titles that have stuck in my mind like glue. Dr. Mark Rutland’s sermon, “The Appropriateness of Appropriateness” is one.
Mark Hermann’s Avoiding the Car Line to Hell is another. Some may not think Pastor Hermann’s title appropriate in polite circles, but it most certainly is — and it’s a message every parent and grandparent needs to take the time to consider. The sermon premise is this: are we as parents / grandparents driving our children closer to Christ or closer to hell?
Hell is real, you know. Our actions matter. Specifically, the years in between birth and adulthood count. Hermann’s sermon begins with Matthew 23:15:
“How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to make a single convert, and when this happens you make him twice as fit for hell as you are.” Matthew 23:15
I encourage you to take time out this week to listen to Avoiding the Car Line to Hell. It’ll be a sermon you’ll not soon forgot. Take note of the Scripture references and begin studying and praying for the Lord’s direction for your home.
What needs changing?
What areas does the Lord want you to focus on in your home?
How does the Lord want you to make the most of the years parenting your children?
Come back and share your thoughts and Scriptures.