3GT Episode 277: From Generation to Generation
All three guys are together again so this episode starts off a bit rambunctious. The parishioner (or is it placeholder?) is teased for wearing a cardigan while exercising. The pastor is dubbed the "loveologist." But then they settle down and get to business. For they address the subject of passing the Christian faith down to the coming generations.
The 3GTers begin by addressing the promise of Pentecost found in Acts 2:39, "For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself." They then look at the Old Testament background of the promises God gives to the spiritual descendants of Abraham, whose child each Christian becomes through faith in Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:7-9, 29). The guys look at how the Old Testament foresaw the age of the Gentiles and how these promises that the descendants of believers would be blessed in the New Covenant age. Having established the promises, they go on to discuss how to exercise the means the Lord has given to claim these promises. All along the way, they continue to emphasize that these promises are only effectual by the sovereign grace and power of the Lord.
Believers have an incredible privilege and duty to hand the faith down to the coming generations. So join us on this episode of Three Guys Theologizing and, in the words of John Owen, become "acquainted with the promises" the Lord has given to His church!