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My Favorite Pair Of Genes – Weekend recap

Really enjoying this new series called “My favorite pair of Genes”.

Into week two so far and the series seems to fit really good.

Here is a brief outline of today’s message.
For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ Acts 17:28 (niv)
 
                                   THE FATHER FACTOR
 
He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.”  Malachi 4:6 (niv)
 
FATHERLESSNESS LEADS TO A SPIRIT OF   POVERTY
FATHERLESSNESS LEADS TO A SPIRIT OF INSECURITY.
FATHERLESSNESS LEADS TO A SPIRIT OF ANGER.
 
1. I did not get here FROM your parents….You got here THROUGH  your parents.
 
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 27 God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ Acts 17:27-28 (niv)
 
2. I do not get my ID from my EARTHLY father, but from my HEAVENLY Father.
 
                     Divine   Nature  Ancestry
 
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature 2 Peter 1:3,4 (niv)
 
3. I am loved not because of what I DO, I am loved because of who I BELONG to.
 
A voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22 (nkjv)
Because we live in such a performance oriented society were acceptance comes through our performance, it is so important to know we are accepted, loved and forgiven unconditionally.
With 1/3 to 1/2 of all Gen-xers being raised in single parent homes with no father the series seems to really resonate with the under 30 bunch of the church.
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