Games Of Life 6/1/08

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Games Of Life 6/1/08

  1. 2. The Big Game of Life
  2. 3. I Corinthians 9:24 Remember that in a race everyone runs. But only one person gets the prize. You also, must run in such a way that you will win .
  3. 4. 4 Strategies for Life
  4. 5. L: Leave a Legacy
  5. 6. Psalm 112:1 Blessed is the man who fears the Lord , who finds great delight in his commands . Legacy
  6. 7. Psalm 112:2 His children will be mighty in the land; each generation of the upright will be blessed. Legacy
  7. 8. Psalm 112:3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever . Legacy
  8. 9. What is it that allows some people to leave a legacy? Legacy Integrity
  9. 10. Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity . Legacy
  10. 11. Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires . Legacy
  11. 12. Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing . Legacy
  12. 13. I: Make Investments with Eternity in Mind
  13. 14. Investments Matt. 6:19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
  14. 15. Investments Matt. 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
  15. 16. Investments * Treasure . Matt. 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  16. 17. Investments * Crowns . 2 Tim. 4:7-8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
  17. 18. Investments * Crowns . 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away .
  18. 19. Investments * Inheritance . 1 Peter 1:4 …and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade, kept in heaven for you.
  19. 20. Investments Matt. 10:42 If anyone gives a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward .
  20. 21. By Investing Your <ul><li>Time. </li></ul><ul><li>Talent. </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure </li></ul>
  21. 22. By Investing in… <ul><li>Kingdom of God. </li></ul><ul><li>People. </li></ul>
  22. 23. F: Fulfill God’s Plan for Your Life
  23. 24. God’s Plan Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  24. 25. God’s Plan Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding . In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight .
  25. 26. God’s Plan Matthew 22:37-38 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment…
  26. 27. God’s Plan Matthew 22:39-40 …and the second is like it: love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
  27. 28. God’s Plan Numbers 32:12 not one except Caleb…and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the Lord whole-heartedly .
  28. 29. E: Live with an Eternal Perspective
  29. 30. Eternal Perspective Colossians 3:1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
  30. 31. Eternal Perspective Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not just on the things of this earth.
  31. 32. Eternal Perspective Matthew 28:19 As you are going, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have given you.
  32. 33. Eternal Perspective 2 Cor. 4:16 Therefore, we do not lost heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
  33. 34. Eternal Perspective 2 Cor. 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all…
  34. 35. Eternal Perspective 2 Cor. 4:18 …so we fix our eyes , not on what is seen but what is unseen , for what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal .
  35. 36. Eternal Perspective Hebrews 12:1, 2 And let us run with endurance the race that God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom my faith depends from start to finish.

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