December 28, 2012 by
Categories: Articles | Transfer
Psalms has a lot to say about the need to pass on to future generations God’s plan and purpose. Psalm 33:11 says, “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart from generation to generation.” Psalm 78:4 & 6 says, “We will not hide them (God’s words) from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done…that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children so that they should set their hope in God...” Passing on the glory of God’s plan and a vision for his will and purpose are not optional.
Transfering What We Treasure
For myself, I am 60 years old and have four kids and 12 grandkids. All my children are actively involved in our local church. My concern has now gone to the next generation and the ones to follow. In the 60’s and 70’s God gave us a great burden and vision to see the church fulfilling his purpose in a greater and greater way, and planting churches that will continue to do that. Now 40 years later that vision and desire has not abated but only shifted to the coming generation, my kids and grandkids. Conferences like, New Attitude and NEXT and now Transfer, have been a big part of imparting that vision. I want them to share a glorious vision for the grand purpose for Christ's church and see her impact our cities and culture. Christ and His church are the only things from this earth that are going to remain in eternity, and the only things worth giving our lives for. This is a burden and vision we must transfer and not lose. May God give us grace to see the coming generations filled with the Spirit and vision to take up the mantle, not only for themselves but the generation that follows them until Christ's return.
Consider joining us May 25-28 in Orlando, FL for Transfer, a four-day gathering hosted by the churches of Sovereign Grace Ministries to celebrate and proclaim those biblical truths that are most important to pass on from one generation to the next.
Lynn Baird has pastored for 30 years in both Arizona and California. He serves as the associate pastor at Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena (CA). In the mid ’70s he was involved in planting a church near Phoenix, Arizona. Then in 1986 Lynn planted another church in Tempe, Arizona as a part of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Lynn moved out to California to serve on the staff of SGCP in 1991. He and his wife Terri have four children (three of whom are married).