Genesis 50.15-21: In this final message of the series, we hear Joseph’s final reflections on the journey the Lord has taken him on. His brothers fear that since their father is now dead, that Joseph will take his revenge on them. Instead, Joseph tells them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” It’s clear that Joseph not only recognizes the sovereignty and goodness of God but also that he continued to understand his own life as part of the bigger story of God’s plan of salvation. His perspective and his choice to not do what his brothers feared is an important part of what Joseph left behind.
We often refer to what we leave behind as our legacy. It’s important that as God leads us onward and upward, we ask the question, “what will I leave behind?” This message focuses on three ways to focus on that larger question: 1. What is my family legacy? 2. What is my church legacy? 3. What is my kingdom legacy?