Legacy assignments for Aug. 6

Remembering (pg. 1027)

A Look Back (pg. 573)

 

Remembering:  Luke 22:14-20

The Lord’s Supper took place during Jesus’ last night with His disciples before His crucifixion. Jesus told them to “do this in remembrance of me” (verse 19). When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (Communion) today, it helps us to remember what can sometimes get lost in the busy rush of daily life: Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our sin. 1 Corinthians 11:28 tells us that “a man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” It is because of Christ’s sacrifice that we enjoy new life.

 

At the Lord’s Supper, I personally remember and honor Jesus’ sacrifice by…

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Related scriptures: Jeremiah 31:34; Matthew 26:20-30; Mark 14:17-26; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24

 

A Look Back:

My most memorable worship experience was….

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July 27 sermon recording

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Legacy assignments for Wed., July 30

A Look Back (pg. 397)

Watching and Waiting (pg. 1019)

God Alone (pg. 551)

 

A Look Back:

I had a brush with fame (see 1 Chronicles 14:17) when…

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Watching and Waiting: Luke 15:11-32

A son left home, ran to a faraway country and wasted his fortune. During this time, his father patiently

waited. When the son finally came to his senses and returned, his father ran to him with open arms

and then threw him a party. Jesus told this story to illustrate the love our heavenly Father has for

His wayward, earthly children. God, too, waits for us with outstretched arms.

 

Like the lost son, I discovered myself wandering  from God…

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Here’s how I found my way home again:

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Related scripture: Hosea 11:1-4; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 13; 2 Peter 3:8-9

 

God Alone:  Psalm 62

Psalm 62 contains the psalmist’s musings on lessons learned in life. He describes two lifestyles:

One lifestyle is the “God alone” lifestyle – trusting solely in God’s strength (verses 1-2, 5-8, 11-12).

David remembered when he trusted in God alone – as a shepherd guarding his sheep, as a young

man fighting Goliath, as the king of Israel governing a nation. God alone was his strength, his rock

and his salvation. The second lifestyle is the “God and…” lifestyle – trusting in oneself, in other

people, possessions and so forth (verses 3-4, 9-10). Not a good choice.

 

Like David, at times I have trusted in God alone. Here’s what happened:­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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Unfortunately, I have had times when I trusted in God and other things. Here’s what happened:

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Related scriptures: Genesis 16:1-4; 17:17-21; Psalm 118:5-9; Proverbs 3:5-6; 14:12

July 20 sermon recording

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Legacy assignments for July 16-22

Storm-Proof (pg. 1005)

Storm-Proof: Luke 6:46-49

Jesus spoke about two kinds of builders – wise and foolish. Houses built by both encounter storms,

but only the house built on the right foundation will last. Jesus identified wise people as those who

put God’s truth into practice, building a solid foundation for life.

 

Wise builders whom I have seen are…

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As you are continually your life, my prayer for you is…

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Related scripture:  Psalm 127:1; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; James 1:22-25

July 13 sermon handout

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Devotional Thought

Today’s reading in 1 Chronicles chapter two contains the lineage of Israel’s (formerly Jacob’s) son, Judah.  Judah is likely listed first among Israel’s sons because historically God’s plan to save a people for relationship with Him revolves around the tribe of Judah – particularly through David’s descendants (as seen in chapter 3) and culminating in Jesus Christ.  All this family history reading reminds us that everybody has a legacy.  We must be intentional in crafting ours!  How’s the stream of Jesus Christ’s redemptive power flowing through your family?  If you have been redeemed, then the anointed ministry Jesus references in Luke chapter 4 continues in you:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”  (Luke 4:18-19).

In His Grip,

Pastor Beau

Prayer focus

There are several spiritual disciplines in the Christian faith.  The word “discipline” is not only used in the sense of punishment, but also defined as a training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.  Fasting is one of those disciplines of the Christian faith which helps us to correct, mold, or perfect aspects of our lives.

Let this day be one of spiritual self-examination.  As we fast, pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal one area that needs correction, one area that needs to be molded into Christ’s image, and one area that we could perfect in our walk with Christ.  Ephesians 6:12 gives us good reasons to do this:  “For we wrestle (a bitter struggle; intense conflict) not against flesh and blood, but against (face-to-face) principalities (top group of spirits who have held their lofty positions of power and authority since ancient times), powers (delegated authority to carry out all manner of evil and wickedness, rulers of the darkness of the world (raw power that has been harnessed and put into some kind of order- disciplined order).”

July 13 sermon recording

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Legacy assignments: July 9-15

Zechariah the Priest (pg. 996)

Family Matters (pg. 998)

 

Zechariah the Priest: Luke 1:11-12

 

What examples of wonder in regard to God’s power and grace have you experienced?

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Related scripture:  Luke 1

See article on page 996 of the Legacy Bible

 

Family Matters: Luke 2:21-40

 

In this passage we see the power of the church as an extended family. Simeon and Anna took an interest

in the life of baby Jesus and prayed for His future. In much the same way, God also makes us part of His

family when we become His children, with our other family members helping to shape our lives.

 

These people have invested in my life and greatly influenced me:

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These people have prayed for you over the years and have invested in your life:

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Related scripture: Psalm 68:6; Mark 3:31-35; 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 1 Timothy 1:1-2