Text: I Peter 1:3-5
Scripture: All of our earthly fathers have left us a legacy. While sometimes it is a financial or material legacy, it may be a legacy of faith in Jesus or of character values – things like honesty, a strong work ethic or giving to those in need. And sometimes we are left legacies of challenges that our fathers have faced before us.
Talk about what legacy your father left to you. Then discuss verse 4 and the characteristics of our inheritance from our Heavenly Father.
Accountability: How can we leave an eternal legacy?
Transformation: What legacy are you leaving for those who come after you – your children and grandchildren, your nieces and nephews or those who know you and who are influenced by you?
If you are not pleased with the answer, what changes is God encouraging you to make? Remember, whatever you decide, those changes cannot be made by you alone. Ask for help from the Holy Spirit. It is always helpful to find a spiritual friend to hold you accountable for those decisions.