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Leave a Legacy of Faith (5 of 6)
Series: Make Your Mark
What will our friends, neighbors, children, parents, and others say about us? What will society remember about us?
Will they say ''he lived for himself''? Or just ''She was a hard worker''?
Or will they say ''he made a difference in his generation''. ''She had a major impact on me and several others.''
My message to you today in our MAKE YOUR MARK sermon series is titled ''Leave a Legacy of Faith''.
Legacy: something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died
To Leave a legacy means that you leave something behind to those who remain after you die.
A legacy can be money or property left to children after their parents pass away. It could be an heirloom left for someone special.
But what does it mean for us as Christians to leave a legacy?
It means we leave something in the wake of our lives that lives on. Legacy is the residue of a life well-lived. Legacy is more about values than valuables. It is more about passing down to others what we have learned not just what we have earned. It is more about making your mark on your generation not for it only but for the generations to follow.
How do we build a legacy? In the natural sense, a legacy is built by investing your money so there is enough for you and your children and your children's children.
Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
It's a good thing to leave an inheritance for your children and your grandchildren. This is in the natural. Real dollars.
But what does it mean to build a legacy spiritually. As your pastor, I am here to say that it is more important to leave a spiritual legacy than a natural one. Said another way: if we leave a natural inheritance for our children but they don't know the Lord, what are we leaving them?
2 Corinthians 4:18 says ''the things t ...
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