Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Father’s Last Words

1 Kings 2:1-4

King David, the greatest King Israel had known, was close to dying.  The next King of Israel would be David's son, Solomon.  David, understanding the significance of the matter, calls his son to his side and challenges him to accept the legacy being handed down and to commit to passing it on to generations to follow.   

The Four Faces of a Man (Quest for Authentic Manhood - Robert Lewis)

1.     The King - Proverbs 20:7

2.     The Warrior - Ephesians 6:13

3.     The Lover - John 15:13

4.      The Friend - Proverbs 17:17

King David’s Last Words…
I.  Courageously Accept the Responsibility of Your Position. -
1 Kings 2:2

II.  Keep the Commandments of God with Personal Conviction. -
I Kings 2:3, Romans 14:22
Conviction versus Preference

III. Communicate Through Word and Example the Importance of God’s Truth and Ways.   I Kings 2:4, Ephesians 6:4,
Deuteronomy 6:6-7

God’s Spiritual Legacy Program  Psalms 71:17-18

1. Talk About It - Tell the Stories

Stories are a powerful frame for understanding the world and ourselves.

2. Wear It Well – Lead by Example

Everything you say and do, and all that you allow to be said and done in your presence reinforces or undermines the credibility of your messages.

3. Take it Home - Be Consistent

If you want healthy, wholesome children, try giving them a portion of your heart rather than a piece of your mind!

Legacy is not merely a reputation. 

A man may leave a reputation,
but what a child receives is his legacy.

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