May 4-Legacy

May 4-Legacy

May 4: Legacy

 

Scripture Lesson: Acts 13:1-3

 

On this date in 1975, the Giants defeated the Astros 8-6 in the first game of a double-header at Candlestick Park. In the second inning, Houston’s Bob Watson scored what was calculated to be the millionth run in Major League Baseball history. Wes Fisler of the Philadelphia Nationals scored the first run on April 22, 1876.

 

Our Scripture lesson for the day reminds us of the legacy of the church at Antioch. Not only were there renowned teachers and prophets in the church, but the church was led by the Holy Spirit to commission Barnabas and Saul as missionaries. The men were sent out to fulfill their calling to reach the Gentile world for Christ, a calling Saul had received first at his encounter with Jesus on the Damascus Road. The roots of modern Christian missions go back to this event. The church at Antioch set the example of sending out others to share the Gospel. What a great legacy to leave to others.

  1. Why is it important for us to share our faith with others?

  2. How can we do that in the baseball world?

  3. What legacy are we building to leave behind for Christ?

We all are called to be on mission for Christ, reaching others for Him by the way we live our lives daily and sharing what Christ means to us when the door is open to share. That is leaving a legacy for Him!

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Azizah wrote:
These are excellent gupeoidsts for healthy congregations Mac, I found them BEFORE you posted the link on facebook. I've already sent them around telling where i got them from. I especially find the italicized parts good for us as education, reminders, recognition, and goals. So valuable when working and planning for health, missional service, and sustainability. I tailored them to our own missional statement and congregation, i hope you don't mind ( original list referenced).

Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 11:09 PM

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Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 7:48 PM

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