Building a Lasting Family Legacy


Building a Lasting Family Legacy
Video Caption: In this video from XO San Antonio, Jimmy Evans shares how to build a lasting family legacy. It is the combination of a blood bond and shared spiritual experiences and values that create a lasting family.

Video Transcript:

your children need two things God and you

and even if you don’t have that much money even if though they can’t afford four thousand dollar tennis shoes

if they have you and god they’re rich that’s the truth but you have to decide what your value system is and your value system will decide whether the blessing transfers to another generation okay so let me let me go to matthew seven because this was uh this was the scripture the lord gave me um in our once our early twenties therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine and does them i will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock and the rain descended the floods came the winds blew and beat on that house and it did not fall for it was founded on the rock but everyone who hears these sayings of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand and the rains descended the flood came and the winds blew and beat on that house and it fell and great was his fault and when i read that scripture when i was in my early twenties i thought well why would anybody build on the sand well let me tell you why people build up rather than wrong okay it first of all is more popular we’re not living in a non-biblical culture we’re living in an anti-biblical culture the the rock is the word of god and jesus said if you hear what i’m saying and do it you’re like a wise man who built his house on a rock most people are building on the sand if you’re building on the rock you’re getting persecuted right now okay it’s more comfortable to build on the sand rather than rock but the other thing is this it’s more conformable you know when you lay down on sand and you get up it looks like you when you lay down on rock and get up you look like it

and what jesus is saying is i’m not conforming i’m not going to be your little plastic jesus that you can mold into your image i’m jesus christ the son of god you’re going to conform to my image because you’re my disciples

and so jesus promises total security if we will build our life on his word if our value system is correct he promises us total security we had some friends we had young children they had young children and we had decided to the best we could not legalistically we were never legalistic but the best we could we were going to raise our children on the word of god we had some friends of ours that bought a psychiatrist a popular psychiatrist book and they said we believe this guy we think he’s the best person with children we’ve ever seen and everything he said was against the bible and they raised their children based on a psychiatrist book we raised our children based on the bible when our children were late teens their children and our children were their late teens their psychiatrist was proven to be a quack his own children came out and said he’s the worst father you can possibly imagine and everyone in the family is scarred because of him he was publicly debunked as a quack and they spent all the years of their children’s childhood instilling his values in them i’m telling you if you raise your family based on the word of god 300 years from now there will be no regrets you

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