Lasting Memories | Apr 22 – 28, 2018

Series Big Idea

This series will challenge us to take a big-picture view on what truly matters: our most important relationships.

Message Big Idea

Everyone leaves a legacy. The question is what type of legacy do you want to leave?

Scripture

2 Timothy 4:1-8

Ice Breaker & Opening Thought

  1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  2. As we reflect on the kind of legacy we want to leave, it might help to draw out the difference between a legacy and a reputation. What is the difference?

Bible Discussion

  1. Read 2 Timothy 4:1-8. What do you notice about this passage? What kind of legacy do you think the writer, Paul, will leave?
  2. Notice verse 7 uses the language of finishing the race versus winning the race. What is the difference between the two?

Life Application

  1. One way of leaving a legacy is to develop as a 3C Christ follower who celebrates, connects, and contributes. Which of these three comes most naturally for you? Which is most challenging?
  2. Recently the famous preacher Billy Graham died at 99 years of age. He had this to say about legacy: “The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” What do you think about that statement? What would it mean for you to leave a legacy of character and faith?
  3. Who do you want to be the recipient of your legacy?

Challenge

We want to leave a legacy of faithfulness, but we’re also carrying a legacy with us – the legacy of Jesus. His legacy lives on in our lives. His faithfulness to God, to others, and to the mission are the reasons we’re here today. So together, let’s carry the legacy of Jesus forward in our families, neighborhoods, and workplaces. This week take the 3C assessment or revisit it if you’ve taken it before, and then let’s look for ways to leave a legacy of character and faith in the people that matter the most.

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