Passing On The Faith
by Love Worth Finding
Published on February 11, 2024
Categories: Marriage & Family

Passing On The Faith

I love what Paul said to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:5-6: “…when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”

Isn’t that great? It all began with grandma! And then it went to mama and then it went to Timothy. That’s the way it ought to be.

A woman came to her pastor and said, “When should I start the religious training of my child? Is it too late to start at 6 years of age?” He said, “No, that’s too late.” She said, “Well how about 6 months?” He said, “That’s too late.” She said, “Then when should I start?” He said, “With his grandparents.”

This is what parents are supposed to do—hand their faith in God to each generation. Parents can live for their grandchildren. They can even live for their great-grandchildren. Psalm 112:1-2 says, “Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who delights greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”

The greatest gift parents can give their children is to teach them to worship.”

Known for his unique ability to simplify profound truth so that it can be applied to everyday life, Adrian Rogers was one of the most effective preachers, respected Bible teachers, and Christian leaders of our time. As founder of Love Worth Finding  his evangelistic zeal and uncompromising commitment to the Word of God, he consistently presented the Good News of Jesus Christ with strong conviction, compassion, and integrity. Adrian Rogers was a devoted family man – husband to his childhood sweetheart Joyce, father to four children, grandfather to nine, and great-grandfather to six. Of all his accomplishments, Dr. Rogers often said his greatest joy centered in his relationship to Jesus Christ, his wife and family, and the church he pastored.  All material is Copyrighted ©2024 Love Worth Finding Ministries, Inc. and may only be republished with Love Worth Finding permission. Transcripts are used by permission of the Rogers Family Trust.

Photo by Pavel Danilyuk

2 Comments

  1. Robert Marzullo

    And this shows he not only spoke about the faith, but more importantly LIVED it in his life!

    Reply
    • Andy Oldham

      Exactly right, Robert! What about the rest of us? Wouldn’t it be wonderful for all of us grandpa’s pass on our faith?

      Reply

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