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Your Spiritual Legacy

Leaving a LegacyThe things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)

You are meant to leave a Jesus-legacy on earth.

God designed you so your life can have meaning beyond your days here on earth. God places a longing for eternal significance into each human heart, but many of us try to fill that longing by working hard to leave something of ourselves behind.

God didn’t place that longing there so we would be driven to accumulate great wealth or build great memorials; he gave it to us so we would be drawn to him, developing an intimacy with our only hope for lasting, eternal significance.

God uses the longing in you toward building a spiritual legacy with the days you have left on earth. Even if you’re a brand new believer, or if you’re the first person in your family to become a believer, you already have a deep and rich spiritual heritage in Jesus, who was the first in a long legacy of those who will be raised from the dead.

This heritage is a trust of God’s great truths that you must guard carefully and intentionally pass on to others. If you fail to guard the truths, the legacy may become polluted with false ideas about God, and if you fail to pass the truths on to others, your godly heritage may stop with you.

God has entrusted you with his good news, and he trusts you to intentionally pass it on to others who, in turn, will pass on the same teachings to others, and on and on.

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