On today's program we're coming to the end of our study on the life of Absalom, separated from his father, bent on vengeance and ultimately leading an outright rebellion. The story of Absalom is both a warning and an encouragement for all of us.
As parents we are instructed to raise our children the way they should go. However, parents ought not to let the baggage of their upbringing cast shadows in their relationship with the next generation. Today we're going to discover through the relationship of David and his son, Absalom, not only what to do but also what not to do to break the negative patterns of behavior that have so badly impacted some of our homes.
"For I am not ashamed", not matter what you say, "of the gospel of Jesus Christ." For I have discovered in my life that there's power in that gospel. I've discovered in my family that there's power in that gospel. I've found in my financial circumstance that there's power in this gospel. When my body was sick I've found that there's power in that gospel.