Gifts of the Holy Spirit & Baptism
 
&

Introduction to 
a
Children's 
Ministry   


The hope of God is to bring the family back to Him.  After that mother is baptizedwe help her baptize her teenager.  
After that Father is baptized we help to baptize his son and his wife.  
If we could baptize the Nation, 1 family at a time, it brings us closer to Christ.  Glory be to God Almighty!!!



Children are the Gift of God

Should God's Children be Baptized?
It depends on which of his children one is speaking of.




The Book of Ezekiel 18

18 The word of the Lord came to me: “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel:

“‘The parents eat sour grapes,
    and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?

“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.

“Suppose there is a righteous man
    who does what is just and right.
He does not eat at the mountain shrines
    or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife
    or have sexual relations with a woman during her period.
He does not oppress anyone,
    but returns what he took in pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry
    and provides clothing for the naked.
He does not lend to them at interest
    or take a profit from them.
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
    and judges fairly between two parties.
He follows my decrees
    and faithfully keeps my laws.
That man is righteous;
    he will surely live,
declares the Sovereign Lord.

10 “Suppose he has a violent son, who sheds blood or does any of these other things[a] 11 (though the father has done none of them):

“He eats at the mountain shrines.
He defiles his neighbor’s wife.
12 He oppresses the poor and needy.
He commits robbery.
He does not return what he took in pledge.
He looks to the idols.
He does detestable things.
13 He lends at interest and takes a profit.

Will such a man live? He will not! Because he has done all these detestable things, he is to be put to death; his blood will be on his own head.

14 “But suppose this son has a son who sees all the sins his father commits, and though he sees them, he does not do such things:

15 “He does not eat at the mountain shrines
    or look to the idols of Israel.
He does not defile his neighbor’s wife.
16 He does not oppress anyone
    or require a pledge for a loan.
He does not commit robbery
    but gives his food to the hungry
    and provides clothing for the naked.
17 He withholds his hand from mistreating the poor
    and takes no interest or profit from them.
He keeps my laws and follows my decrees.

He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. 18 But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people.

19 “Yet you ask, ‘Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?’ Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.

21 “But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. 22 None of the offenses they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?

24 “But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.

25 “Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear, you Israelites: Is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offenses they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?

30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!


Children come from God as a gift to human beings.  Children belong to the Lord and come straight from Heaven to be a blessing in life to us.  

The Lord Jesus Christ said, 
"The Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."



Mark 10:13-16  

People were bringing little children toJesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”


"Write his word on the door frames of your houses."

Impress God's words upon your Children


The Definition of Family

Phenomenon - A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question

Family - 1. a group consisting of parents and children living together in a household
                2. all the descendants of a common ancestor

Deuteronomy 7:3  And when the Lord your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally.  Make no treaty with them. Do not give your daughters to their son or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the Lord’s anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you. 

         
          When Noah walked with God, in Genesis, God said his Spirit will not contend with man any longer for all their thoughts are evil all the time even from childhood.   He was grieved that he had made us.  He even shortened our lives to 120 years. 

         I came across a study about 'family' that was very disturbing to me.  I thought that we all could take an in depth look at it because it concerns the people of this world and that includes women.  The phenomenon festering in this world I found is a high end study of family in our country and it is very disturbing.  They have found that there are 7 new types of 'family' with marriage, "God's Institution" bringing up the rear.  A company called Pew Research Center, a Social and Demographic Trends made this report of our country and probably the Government, too.  They have done a report because they are watching how our generations are coming apart.

         Social instructions generally don't change much if at all.  Marriage and Family are declining, as such, since the mid 20th century.  The change is as rapid as other times in history.  Age old institutions are falling by the way-side and being changed like the weather does in Boston.  The institution of ancestry being tossed away for no one to receive because our children will have no children and our forefathers have been forgotten.   

 

The Family Phenomenon of the Ages


During the time that Noah walked with God, in Genesis, God said his Spirit will not contend with man any longer for all their thoughts are evil all the time even from childhood.   He was grieved that he had made us.  He even shortened our lives to 120 years. 

We need to welcome the information and change the future with all haste.  The Family Structure that the Lord built is falling apart right before our eyes.  Examples of those families are: The Divorced Family; The Homosexual-Parent Family; Blended Family-children from previous marriage and current after divorce; The Single Mothers-Parent; The Infertal Family that must adopt; The Family that is just one person or two people who refuse to bring children into this world, not because the world is horrible but because the children are.  SCARY ISN'T IT?!

What Families are Leaving behind for their Children
A Child's Life will Feed Thunderdome 
and 
Thunderdome will Take a Child's Life
If we let it.

There is no discipline for adults as well as teens and young adult today.  The government is not imposing disciplinary procedures in the family home just as in the days of Julius Caesar and the Empire of Rome.  Those in government would use children for sex and take women from their homes away from their husbands and children in order to make them participate in sexual immorality just as people do today.   Keep in mind though is that mother and fathers are not disciplining nor are the there for them and thus this world will end.  We have not done as God commanded to raise families and bring them to a solid relationship with him.  Many are forming "New Families" and have turned from the nurturing protection from the Lord.  Keep an eye on your children and discipline them in order not to be left behind in these times but so they may have a place with God when the terrible times get worse.  I implore you to make sure you teach them about God, bring them to church with you.  There are dark days ahead and you nor your children are not prepared for what and Who is coming our way.


"Thunderdome"




Out of the ruins

Out from the wreckage
Can't make the same mistake this time

We are the children
The last generation
We are the ones they left behind

And I wonder when
We are ever gonna change, change
Living under the fear
'Til nothing else remains

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome

Looking for something we can rely on
There's gotta be something better out there
Love and compassion, their day is coming
All else are castles built in the air





And I wonder when

We are ever gonna change, change
Living under the fear
'Til nothing else remains

All the children say
We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome

So what do we do with our lives
We leave only a mark
Will our story shine like a light
Or end in the dark
Is it all or nothing

We don't need another hero
We don't need to know the way home
All we want is life beyond Thunderdome

All the children say
(We don't need another hero)
We don't need another hero
(We don't need to know the way home)
(All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome)