Re:Solution Pt.2 Life VS Legacy (West Jordan)
Tension: The POPULAR style of life is to PRESERVE our desired lifestyle.
Popular Life Goals:
- Earn enough money for a comfortable life.
- Be healthy enough for an active life.
- Work enough in a career for a purposeful life.
Luke 9:21-25 “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” 23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
Key Truth #1: Self-centered goals may not END our life, but they ultimately don’t matter when our life has ENDED.
Philippians 2:1-8; 17 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others… But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you
Key Truth #2: You can’t give away EVERYTHING and be EMPTY.
John 13:12-15 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.
BOTTOM LINE: Do for ONE what you wish you could for EVERYONE.