What kind of LEGACY are you leaving? What kind of church are we leaving for our children? For this community? We are responsible for this generation of believers!
Jim Elliot (1927-1956 – missionary to Auca Tribe in Ecuador
Missionaries to the Auca Tribe in Ecuador -attacked and killed by a group of Huaorani warriors – January 8, 1956 Jim Elliot -1927-1956 – from Portland Nate Saint – 1923-1956 – from Hershey Pete Flemming – 1928-1956 - from Seattle (UW) Ed McCully – 1927-1956 – from Milwaukee Roger Youderian – 1924-1956 – from Lewistown, MT
Psalm 44:1 – “we have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.” Psalm 78:3-4 – “…what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from our children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”
Jesus says in Matt. 6:19 & 20 – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroys, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
How do we LIVE a LEGACY of FAITH? 1. Know who you are in Jesus and the power you have t
1 Peter 2:9 (MSG) -“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night and day difference He made for you – from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Pet. 2:5 (MSG) – “Present yourselves as building stones for the construction of a sanctuary vibrant with life, in which you’ll serve as holy priests offering Christ-approved lives up to God.”
Ephesians 1:18-20 – I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
2. Get out of the SAUL MENTALITY and into the JONATHAN MENTALITY (from passivity and complacency to action) 1 Samuel 13:16-22
3. Overcome the obstacles to faith • Two cliffs on either side
Obstacle #1 – Self-defeatism/inadequacy/fear Obstacle #2 – I don’t feel called / that’s not my ministry / excuses
Step out in faith… It’s time to take the ½ acre