“Leaving a Kingdom-Minded Legacy”
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW:
Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:6 NIV
- Stress is Bad
- Giving is Good
…“You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 NLT
- Tomorrow Matters
- Leave a Legacy
LEAVING A KINGDOM-MINDED LEGACY
We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. Psalm 78:4 NLT
WHAT IS KINGDOM-MINDED?
- Living with an eternal focus.
- Focusing on Christ more than anything else.
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly. Proverbs 13:22 NLT
Teaching about Money and Possessions
19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.”
22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!”
24 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”
28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing,29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:19-34 NLT
JESUS MAKES IT CLEAR THAT WE ARE NOT TO WORRY, WE ARE TO TRUST GOD AND SEEK HIM ABOVE ALL ELSE.
31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew 6:31-33 NLT
HOW WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED AND WHAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY?
- Will you be remembered as a giver or taker?
- Will you be remembered as forgiving or bitter?
- Will you be remembered as hard-working or lazy?
- Will you be remembered as a person of integrity or a cheater?
- Will you be remembered as life-giving or a gossip?
- Will you be remembered as being generous or greedy?
- Will you be remembered as Kingdom-Minded or worldly?
WHAT YOU DO TODAY IS WHAT YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR.