Impact Christian Church
1/23/2022 Worship Gathering
30 Days to Live - Week 4
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  • Impact Christian Church
    3035 S 10th St, Independence, KS 67301, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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Welcome to Impact Christian Church! We are honored to have you with us this Sunday morning as we celebrate Jesus.

Impact is a new church in Independence. With the focus of restoring hope in a hurting world, we are committed to being a family of everyday people doing what we can to honor God and serve each other.

We are a non-denominational, New Testament, Christian Church. What that simply means is that we are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey. So whether you are a committed Christian or just starting to ask questions about this Jesus thing, we want you to know that you belong here! You can be you. We don’t have to agree on every religious or political idea in order to be a part of what Jesus is doing in our midst. In fact, when we come together around Jesus in spite of our differences, we get to experience a beautiful picture of the way God designed the Church.

We invite you to make an Impact with us!

When you follow Jesus, you join God's family and become HEIRS to his kingdom as evidenced by your:
Humble adoration
Eternal focus
Intentional discipleship
Restoring community
Sacrificial service
30 days to Live - Week 4 - Pastor Nick Grim

Last week we we talked about forgiveness and we arrived at these two statements:
1. Forgive because you have been forgiven
2. The cross is our example of forgiveness

Today we are going to dive into: How do you want to be remembered?
Proverbs 13:22 "A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous."
I have a personalized Louisville Slugger bat. The reason it is so valuable to me is that I got it on a retreat with one of my heroes Bob Russell. Well here is what I am going to tell you, on a practical side of this, you do have treasures on earth, if you want to be remembered your stuff will be part of it so you will need to write a Will or create a Living Trust
If you only have 30 days to live, people want to know what your last wishes are and if you don’t answer that question when you are gone you are leaving behind destruction.
Go home have fun with it though, often when we think about the end everyone gets all bothered.

Matt. 6:19-24 "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.“ The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
We will be remembered for what we invested in.
Our lens should be: "How does this affect the Kingdom"
Things to invest in:
--Pleasure (Movies, Concerts, Sporting events, Trips, and Memories)

Luke 18:18-30 "And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, “All these I have kept from my youth.” When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?” But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” And Peter said, “See, we have left our homes and followed you.” And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who will not receive many times more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.”
God’s view of us is more important then man’s
Our legacy should reveal Jesus in our lives
Luke 2:52 "And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man."
In the movie Gladiator, the character Marcus Arilus asks the question "What will I be remembered as?" When Maxamus the general leads his men into combat he says “What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
People will summarize your life in one sentence--Pick it now.
Proverbs 3:33-35 "The Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor. The wise will inherit honor,
but fools get disgrace."
Some examples from the Bible:
Adam- The first man fell from God/ Father to us all
Noah- The faithful one who lived through the flood/ Got Drunk
Abraham- Father of our Faith/ Didn’t trust God’s promise
Jacob- Wrestled with God/ Had 4 woman that he had kids with
Jephthah- Strong fighter, sacrificed his daughter
Samson- Strongest man to ever live/ Didn’t obey his vows
Ahab and Jezebeel- Most evil King and Queen
David- A man after God’s own heart/Had an affair and committed murder
Jonah- Ran from God, got swallowed by a fish/ Converted Nineveh
Matthew-The tax collector turned apostle
Simon- Turned Peter, The Rock, a zealot turned apostle, Denied Jesus
Judas- The betrayer of Jesus
Jesus- Son of God our Savior and Lord
Paul- Turned persecutor of Christians to Apostle of Jesus Christ

How do you decide on how you want your life to be summarized?
--Ask trusted friends
--Motivate for change
What to do when you find out:
1. Create a mission statement for your life.
2. Return to your mission statement
3. Repeat
1 John 2:28-3:1 "And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. "
Our legacy should reveal Jesus in our lives
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