Sermon Notes January 22, 2023

Turning the Corner 
 “Sins of the Father” 
Exodus 34:7, “…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” 
        
Genesis 41:51, “ Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, ‘It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.’”  

Philippians 3:12-14, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” 

1. ____________: the natural progression in life from childhood to adulthood and it involves ____________ your family of origin. 

Genesis 2:18, 21-24, “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’  …So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib  he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man… The man said, That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”                   

 

After leaving your family of origin, to move forward you need to _________ some things in relation to your family of origin. This is about ______________________________.

Proverbs 30:11-14, “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among mankind.”

3. HOWEVER, if the dysfunction ion your family involved sexual or physical abuse, what you need to ___________ is your need for helpIt may mean professional Christian counseling.

4. When you realize you need to let go of the past, you have to couple it with realizing you need to _____________ toward something else.

Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 68:6, “God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.”