Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Stones for Legacy Building
Vickie Conrad - Joshua 4:4-9; 1 Peter 2:1-5. Throughout the Bible there are intentional acts of legacy building by God’s people (Jacob, Moses, Samuel, Joshua). God commands us to remember our experiences with Him and pass them on to the next generation. In the New Testament Jesus sought to establish a way for His disciples to remember His sacrifice. “And He took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this is remembrance of me.’” In this sermon we will look at the literal stones as signs for us to remember God’s acts of the past. What literal things can we leave around that will cause our children to ask what does this mean? How can we become living stones, living proof of God’s power in our lives? How will we as families leave lasting stones for the next generation. In closing we will encourage families to set traditions with their families to remember God’s goodness, power and deliverance. Legacy is not just about what we leave our children monetarily or even passing along a good family name. God is concerned about leaving a legacy of standing stones placed throughout our lives as we pass on biblical values, faith-lessons, and heavenly treasures to the next generation.
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