Sermon Notes January 01, 2023

The Generational Curse” 

                                                                                                          Sins of the Father

Exodus 20:4-5 You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.  You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

1. Why does God mention three or four generations? Because in the ancient near eastern culture of that day, that was _____________________________________.

Exodus 34:6-7  And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,  maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet He does not leave the guilty unpunished; He punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

Deuteronomy 5:9-10 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

2. It’s not about ________________________________    handed out generation after generation.

See Ezekiel 18:5-22

      3. It’s the idea that sin has a ______________________.  While only one person bears the guilt for doing something others around them can bear the __________ of what they’ve done.