Beware the Kidnapper

Hebrews 11:23-27

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Hebrews 11:23-27

Every day, our children’s minds, allegiance, love, and souls are being snatched away by the great kidnapper, Satan. We cannot ignore this present danger; we must beware the kidnapper and his plan of attack.

Two slaves of Pharaoh, Amram and Jochebed shook the world when they raised their child, Moses, by extraordinary faith.

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Biblically speaking, training up means to create a desire; while they are young, we must create a desire for God in the hearts of our children.

There are four things we must beware of that are vying for the hearts and minds of our children.

First, we must beware of liberalism in the Church.

Liberalism is a dangerous thing; it is what distorts this generation's direction and leads people astray. We must make sure our children are plugged into a true Christian church.

We must also beware of humanism in the school.

Humanism has infiltrated public education. The misteachings of values clarification, evolution, and sex education are subtle tactics to make our children rethink the standards and values of God’s Word.

We must beware of paganism in society.

The glorification of alcohol and pornographic music and television systematically seduces our children. We must insist they see past the glamor and onto the destructive consequences of sin.

Finally, we must beware of materialism in the home.

Hebrews 11:24-26 says, “By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.”

Amram and Jochebed put something in the heart of Moses that no material possession could replace.

Adrian Rogers says, “Faith was in the heart of Moses because it was in the heart of his parents.”

By faith, Moses refused the things of this world, chose God over riches, and reckoned what was worth having, which is the reward of knowing God.

Apply it to your life

Beware of the kidnapper, who comes to seduce your children with liberalism, humanism, paganism, and materialism. Show your children the beauty of knowing Jesus, and watch as all the things of this world grow strangely dim.s