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March 31 & April 1, 2012
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. JAMES 4:14
Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. ROMANS 12:18
I F_____________________________ you.
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. COLOSSIANS 3:13
I L________________________ you. …
Love your neighbor as yourself. MATTHEW 19:19
I A____________________________ you.
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. HEBREWS 10:24
Make a K_____________________________ C_________________________________. …
“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. MATTHEW 9:37
“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ MATTHEW 25:23
…a living sacrifice…ROMANS 12:1 (NIV)
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. MATTHEW 6:33
All Scripture is from the New Living Translation unless otherwise noted.
1. If you died tomorrow, how do you want people to remember you? Is that answer the same or different from how people are likely to remember you? Where do you need to make adjustments so that how you want to be remembered and how you will actually be remembered match up?
2. Remember this great quote from Steve Jobs: “If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” In a powerful interview, Jyl DuShane spoke about how cancer impacted her life. Even though we don’t like to talk about death, how can facing our immortality be a motivational and positive influence in our lives?
3. During this weekend’s message, Lee challenged us to think about important things we need to say before it is too late. Do you need to say one of the following statements to someone: “I’m sorry,” “I forgive you,” “I love you,” or “I appreciate you.”
4. It seems so easy to just say important words that can improve or heal our relationships. However, our tongues often get tripped up and we just remain silent. How many of you wished that someone in your life would have said those words, but didn’t. How can you do things differently- especially if you are a Christ-follower?
5. One day, every one of us will appear before God and He will ask us what we have done with the life He gave to us. If you appeared before God ten minutes from now, what would you say about how you’ve used the life God has given to you?
6. Rick Warren points out that we have three options in life: We can spend our lives, waste our lives or invest our lives. Author Bob Buford, author of HalfTime, created a self-check list for us to use to gauge whether or not we are building a legacy AND suggestions for us to consider. How are you doing? Rate your involvement in each option:
1 = no involvement to 5 = high involvement
____ Volunteer: Donate substantial time and energy to a kingdom cause or ministry.
____ Donor: Contribute financial resources to a kingdom cause or ministry.
____ Business as Ministry: Use your business to accomplish kingdom work.
____ Partner: Team up as a silent partner with someone involved full-time in a kingdom cause and resource that individual in whatever ways to produce results.
____ Board Member: Provide expertise and support to non-profit organizations committed to a kingdom cause.
____ Parallel Career: Take on major responsibility in a kingdom cause, even as you continue to carry out your vocational commitments.
____ Career Change: Serve full-time in a kingdom cause or ministry.
____ Social Entrepreneur: Start and build a new non-profit organization to fulfill a kingdom cause or unmet need in an innovative way. What would it mean for you to leave a “kingdom contribution?”