Every empire has ambition. Ambition to endure, to make itself great, to spread and conquer, and so on. Yet eventually, each empire eventually fades away and all its ambition comes to nothing. Today we will talk about how to leave a lasting legacy with our lives by building them on the eternal empire of Jesus.
Welcome to the Chaser. During Empires, they’ll be a couple extra questions each week. And the extra questions will push a little deeper. Dive in. Give them a try.
Recently Reagan came to life as a hologram at his presidential library. (Talk about a legacy.) If there was a hologram of you, what would be your 45 second message be to the world?
Now go beyond your 45 second stump speech and think about your entire life. What do you want your legacy to be and why?
The eternal Kingdom of God was seen through Roman art and architecture. In today’s world, where do you see God’s kingdom showing through? (You know, things like Oscar speeches, and prayers in the endzone.)
Now think about the people in your life. (Or maybe the people in this group.) Where would they say that the Kingdom of God is showing up in your life? It could be at work, the way you treat your family, or how you serve people around you.
The Altare della Patria features symbols and statues representing the three eras of Roman legacy: The ‘Rome of the Emperors’, the ‘Rome of the Popes’, and the ‘Rome of the People’. How would you divide up the ‘eras’ of your life? What symbol would you use to represent each one?
Brian said that legacy is the accumulation of everyday decisions. No matter what decisions you’ve made in the past, it’s never too late to double down and begin today. What can you do this week to leave your mark?
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