Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:4
A. As extraordinary as have been recent advances in communication, “short-distance” communication seems to be more difficult.
B. While we work to put up the wall around our homes, perhaps we must also work on pulling some walls down within.
C. God told Israel that He wanted them to talk constantly about His word (Deuteronomy 6). Should we not do the same?
I. What shall we talk about?
A. Let’s talk about the memorials that God has given us (Deuteronomy 6:20–24; Genesis 9:12–17; Exodus 12:24–26; Joshua 4:6).
B. Let’s talk about the Word itself (Deuteronomy 6:6–7).
C. Let’s talk about God’s mighty works and His great blessings (Deuteronomy 6:21–23).
II. When will we have these conversations?
A. We are busy people (Deuteronomy 6:10–12).
B. We can have them in the morning, when we lie down, and all throughout the day (Deuteronomy 6:7–9).
III. Why is this conversation so important?
A. It will keep us from forgetting God and forsaking Him (Deuteronomy 6:12–16; cf. Judges 2:7–10).
B. It will make our days longer and more prosperous (Deuteronomy 6:2–3, 18–19; 4:40).
C. It will keep our hearts on serving God (Deuteronomy 6:4–6).
A. God wants us both to keep His word and to teach it with all diligence (Deuteronomy 6:7, 17), with all our being (v 5).
B. As always, Satan will try to thwart our good efforts, but God will rain blessings upon us if we persevere. So let’s start talking!
What are some verses or passages that have special meaning to you?
What is our goal? What are some things we can do to help us achieve it?
Why is the Bible so important? Why is prayer so important?
What are some special ways in which God has blessed our lives?