Bonita Valley Community Church
A Legacy of Faithfulness
March 6, 2022

A Legacy of Faithfulness

March 6, 2022

Big Idea: “It’s not how you start that matters, it’s how you finish”

 

 

John 17:1-3- After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. 

 

I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

 

 

Three “faithfulness” lessons from the life of Jesus…

 

Faithfulness Lesson #1…

“Make God’s glory of your life”

 

 

John 17:4- “I brought glory to you here on earth…”

 

 

Luke 4:5-8- Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to you if you will worship me.”

Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say,

‘You must worship the Lord your God
    and serve only him.’

 

 

1 Kings 11:4- “In Solomon’s old age, they turned his heart to worship other gods instead of being completely faithful to the Lord his God like his father David had been.”

 

 

We put God FIRST in our…

Finances

Interests

Relationships

Schedule

Troubles

 

 

Faithfulness Lesson #2…

“Do what God puts in front of you, and

 

 

John 17:4- “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

 

 

Ephesians 6:7- Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

 

 

Colossians 3:17- And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

 

1 Corinthians 10:31- So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

 

 

What’s in front of you right now that needs your faithfulness?

 

 

Faithfulness Lesson #3…

“Until your last breath, keep to God”

 

 

John 17:4- “I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.”

 

 

Hebrews 12:1-3- And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame… Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.

 

 

Because… “It’s not how you start that matters, it’s how you finish!”

 

 

 

 

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