Make Your Mark (1 of 6) by Lenny Ports

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Make Your Mark (1 of 6)
Series: Make Your Mark
Lenny Ports
Psalm 112:6

Welcome to our new sermon series called ''Make Your Mark.''

The phrase ''make your mark'' or ''leave your mark'' is used to mean that someone should have an impact on the world - basically that they should do something great that is widely recognized by people. The simplest definition is to say that ''make your mark'' is equivalent/synonymous to ''achieve great success'' or ''make people remember you because you are so good at something''. The phrase was originally used in archery - to ''make your mark'' was to hit the target with your arrow.

Let me say from the very beginning of this series that there is no way for you to check out and say, ''well I will probably never be famous, so I don't think I will ever make a mark on this world.''
This is not about hitting a bullseye and being famous. I did hear that American Idol has come to Richmond. Anyone trying out? What is your gig?

This message for you from God is that each and every one of you can have an impact on the world for the Glory of God. It will not happen by winning American Idol and becoming famous (though I do believe that God can use someone who wins American Idol for His glory like Carrie Underwood and Colton Dixon), but by you putting your faith in a big God, God is able to use you in a great capacity with other people that they will remember what you have done for the glory of God.

Psalm 112:6 NIV
''Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever.''

When we read this verse, we see the term ''the righteous.'' What does it mean to be righteous?

First of all, POSITIONALLY you are righteous if you have put your faith in Jesus Christ and what He did for you on the cross. In other words, there was nothing that you or I could have done to put ourselves in right standing with God. We all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That means no one could live perfectly. Our sin ...


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