Title: Genesis: A Faithful Legacy
Text: Genesis 4-5
The legacy we leave to others may not be money, land, or material possessions. The most important thing we can leave behind is a godly spiritual legacy.
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” – William James
The only guarantee any of us have of something of value outlasting us and positively impacting succeeding generations is a life of faith in Jesus Christ. The highest and greatest use of our lives therefore is to spend it living for and serving Him.
- Seth – image and likeness
- Enoch – walked with God. Never died.
- Methuselah – oldest man 969 years
- Noah – shall bring relief
Adam to Noah 1,056
Noah to Flood 600
Flood to Jesus 2,348
Jesus Birth (4 B.C.) 4,004
Today (since Jesus’ birth) 2,018
Total Years since Creation 6,022
Leaving a Faithful Legacy
- Walking with God
- Sharing faith with the next generation
Since legacy is meant to be something of enduring value, a spiritual legacy, which has the potential to be a blessing for all eternity, is of course the most valuable legacy anyone can leave behind. For followers of Jesus Christ, our spiritual legacy is salvation and resurrection life which we receive from Him, secured through His sinless life and death for all human kind.