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SKITTLES, Part 3- LEGACY LESSONS

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Skittles Represent What You Have To OFFER.

"The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24 (Msg)

Here are the 4 things that make up your life: 1. TIME 2. TALENT 3. TREASURE 4. TONGUE (Words)
Key Question- The average life span is 25,550 days. How will your legacy impact those that come after you?

LEGACY LESSONS FROM ABRAHAM & LOT (GENESIS 13)
Legacy (Webster’s dictionary): something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.

LESSON #1- VALUE TODAY BUT VISUALIZE TOMORROW
“And without vision the people perish. . .” Proverbs 29:18
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” - Helen Keller 1880-1968
 I want to encourage you get a vision for your future.  Depression, discouragement & fear are present when hope is absent.  Allow God's divine vision for your life to give you faith for your future & hope in your circumstance.  Be specific.  Believe big. Albert Einstein once said, "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."  God responds to faith & He's so good that He even gives us even more than we expect.  

What Legacy Are You Passing Down To Future Generations?
EQUITY - our integrity, our determination, our godliness, every right decision we make, every time we resist temptation, every time we honor God & do the right thing.
INIQUITY - addictions, bad attitudes, bad habits, wrong mind-sets, poor choices, selfishness, lack of discipline.
Case Study of Max Jukes & Jonathan Edwards- click here

LESSON #2- GIVE A BLESSING TO OTHERS
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 (NIV)
“When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.” Phil. 2:3 (NCV)
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it’s in your power to help them.” Proverbs 3:27

4 Ways To Pass A Legacy Of Blessing To Others (see Genesis 27:26-29)
John Trent and Gary Smalley, in their book The Blessing, point out four practical ways that we can bless our children just as Isaac did.
1. TOUCH (Mark 10:16)
2. SPEAK (Proverbs 15:23)
3. ENCOURAGE (Proverbs 10:21, 1 Thess. 5:11)
4. REMIND (1 Corinthians 2:9)

Key Thought- How you spend your days (time) will determine what you become (talent), what you will make (treasure) & the impact that you’ll have on future generations (legacy).

My Prayer For You Today
Whatever you do, “ ...please don't squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us.” 2 Cor 6:1 (MSG)

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SKITTLES, Part 1- Hoarders

You can listen to this message right now by clicking here

Skittles Represent What You Have To OFFER.

The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:24 (Msg)

Here are the 4 things that make up your life: 1. TIME 2. TALENT 3. TREASURE 4. TONGUE (Words)

Key Question- The average life span is 25,550 days. What will you do with your days?

Lessons from a Hoarder (Luke 12:13-21)
13Someone out of the crowd said, "Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance." 14He replied, "Mister, what makes you think it's any of my business to be a judge or mediator for you?" 15Speaking to the people, he went on, "Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot."
#1- Hoarders always need MORE.
16-19Then he told them thi…