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Dive In: Platform Diving

What kind of lega­cy are we build­ing right now? That was the chal­lenge we were pre­sent­ed Sunday. Will our spir­i­tu­al lega­cy be one that is for­getable or will it be one that will last gen­er­a­tions? We have been look­ing at div­ing into min­istry. So we end with plat­form div­ing. And here are my ser­mon notes:

Platform div­ing is all about your lega­cy. What will we be remem­bered for? It is a com­bi­na­tion of doing all the steps of div­ing in we have looked at.

Legacy is not about mate­r­i­al things. Legacy is all about how much of you is left behind not stuff. How much of our life affect­ed oth­ers. 1 Timothy 1:5 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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. We want peo­ple to say to some one, “You look a lot like his/her spir­i­tu­al life.”

To have a lega­cy
Live for oth­ers. Phil 2:4 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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Do it with all you have.

To plat­form dive, you will pay the price. You have to be devot­ed. Romans 12:11 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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When we get bored we can do stu­pid things. When we are spir­i­tu­al­ly bored, we do stu­pid things.

Be con­sis­tent Jude 1:23 [show]ERROR: The IP key is no longer sup­port­ed. Please use your access key, the test­ing key ‘TEST
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. Love peo­ple but don’t get con­t­a­m­i­nat­ed. Have a con­si­tent spir­i­tu­al life. It isn’t always easy. It can be real hard at times to keep on the track and keep run­ning.

Despite some mixed metaphors, div­ing in and run­ning the race, the mes­sage is clear. We build up our lega­cy through­out our lives. As we serve oth­ers in min­istry that lega­cy is built up. Sometimes slow­ly, some­times dra­mat­i­cal­ly. Sometimes we may fall down but it is all about how we deal even with those fail­ures that helps build a lega­cy we would be proud of.’

Our lives are a race and how we run that race is how we build our lega­cy.  I am glad that ones lega­cy is not based on a short brief span, only a por­tion of our entire life. Rather, we are build­ing up that lega­cy. Even if you feel like you don’t have any lega­cy to speak of now, or even have a neg­a­tive one, liv­ing life for God to the fullest, serv­ing Him and His peo­ple, that lega­cy can become one that you will be glad to pass down.

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