This morning when I was getting ready for the day, I looked for my warmest sweater…for obvious reasons. I made it through a few meetings and then had to run down to pick up my computer from Leigh-Ann and the kids.
I said, hi to each of them, waved goodbye and then went back to the 4th floor.
Later I noticed a text message from Leigh-Ann that said, “Sophie says your sweater is a little outdated.”
That made me laugh, so I called Leigh-Ann to get the whole story.
After I left, there was a noticeable gasp from the back seat of the mini-van and Leigh-Ann thought something was wrong. She turned around to ask Sophie (who is 9 by the way) what was wrong and she replied, “I think Dad’s sweater is a little outdated.”
So Leigh-Ann asked her if she should tell me and Sophie thought that would be a good idea.
I have officially reached middle age and that has been confirmed by the fact that my children are old enough to know more about fashion than I do. It’s about time for my sweater to become a memory of the past.
As we move into 2014, I am very excited to share a sermon series entitled, “Building our legacy-living a life that counts.” Although after today, I may change it to be, “How to outlive an old sweater.”
This topic was inspired by a close friend who passed away a few months ago. He was an incredible man and he has left an indelible print on the people he met and the projects he tackled. He leaves behind a trail of life, light and love that will continue for a long time.
I am excited to explore some of the characteristics that have contributed to the legacy of my friend. He lived a life that lasts…and you can too.
This Sunday, Dave Robinson will begin the series by sharing a sermon from Mark 1 & 2 about what Jesus said yes & no to.
I have attached the sermon series schedule and I hope you will be encouraged and built up by the Scriptures this coming year.
Now to find a different sweater….
A few months ago, a very close friend passed away. He was an incredible man and he has left an indelible print on the people he met and the projects he tackled. He leaves behind a trail of life, light and love that will continue for a long time.
This spring the sermon series at New Life will explore some of the characteristics that have contributed to the legacy of my friend. He lived a life that lasts…and you can too.
Leaving a legacy:
1/5 What Jesus said Yes & No to – Reflections from Mark 1-2 (Dave Robinson)
1/12 The base value of a Christian life – 1 John 5:13-21
1/19 The X Factor for leadership – Exodus 3
1/26 The irony of humility – 2 Samuel 23
2/2 Consumer or contributor – Esther 5
2/9 Bridge builders – 1 Thessalonians 2
2/16 Risk takers – Hebrews 11
2/23 Warrior extraordinaire – 1 Chronicles 11
3/2 Life lock – Jude
Developing a legacy
(Lent Begins-Life Continues)
3/9 Devotional life – make space – 1 Peter 3:15
3/16 Prayer life – talk and listen – John 10:27
3/23 Missional life – life begins at the bottom – Mark 8:34
3/30 Generous life – pursue the Kingdom – Matthew 6:33
4/6 Restful life – sharpen the saw – Mark 2:27
4/13 Worshipful life – Palm Sunday – Matthew 21:1-11
4/20 Celebrate Easter – Matthew 28:1-10
Developing Legacy Partners:
4/27 The value of one – Philemon 1-16
5/4 The strength of restoration – Philemon 17-25
5/11 The power of authenticity – 2 John 1-13
5/18 The beauty of cooperation – 3 John 1-8
5/25 The significance of reputation – 3 John 9-14