Leaving a Legacy | 1 Chronicles 28-29

The Life of David

We want our life to count. John Elmore leads us through 1 Chronicles 28-29 as we see David's last words to leave a legacy for others.

John ElmoreNov 12, 2023

In This Series (16)
Salvation is Here | Luke 1:26-38
Timothy "TA" AteekNov 26, 2023
Confidence in Our Great Shepherd | Psalm 23
Oren MartinNov 19, 2023
Leaving a Legacy | 1 Chronicles 28-29
John ElmoreNov 12, 2023
When Life Is Painful | 2 Samuel 15-18
Timothy "TA" AteekNov 5, 2023
What to Do When Stuck in Life | Psalm 40
Oct 29, 2023
How God Rescues Us From Sin | 2 Samuel 12
Timothy "TA" AteekOct 22, 2023
How to Stop Sinning | 2 Samuel 11
John ElmoreOct 15, 2023
Your Confidence, Treasure, and Counsel | Psalm 16
Jonathan LinderOct 8, 2023
Does God Really Love Me? | 2 Samuel 9
John ElmoreOct 1, 2023
God’s Better Plans | 2 Samuel 7:1-17
Timothy "TA" AteekSep 24, 2023
What's The Meaning of Life? | 2 Samuel 6
John ElmoreSep 17, 2023
Living in God’s Will | 2 Samuel 5
Timothy "TA" AteekSep 10, 2023
Trusting God When Wronged (and Trusting God When Wrong) | 1 Samuel 24
John ElmoreSep 3, 2023
Dealing with Other’s Success | 1 Samuel 18:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekAug 27, 2023
God and Goliath | 1 Samuel 17:37-47
John ElmoreAug 20, 2023
Syncing Up With God’s Plans | 1 Samuel 16:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekAug 13, 2023


We want our life to count. David is no different, which we see in his last words to leave a legacy for others. Definition of legacy: long-lasting impact of a person’s life. The way to leave a legacy is to live a legacy: discipleship.

Key Takeaways

  • Learning From David
    • L: Live with your end in mind (1 Chronicles 28:8).
    • E: Execute (kill the killers). Put to death sin and put on Christ.
    • G: God (of the Gospel). Know, serve, and seek Him.
    • A: Appointed by God. You have a calling to walk in and complete.
    • C: Consecrated (make sacred). Dedicate to a divine purpose.
    • Y: Yearn. Pray God’s promises back to God (1 Chronicles 29:10-19).
  • Looking through David
    • The ultimate legacy of David is found in his far-off son, the greater David, Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-17). Just as God had promised in His covenant with David back in 2 Samuel 7 to build him a house, a dynasty, so He fulfilled His promise to usher in His kingdom through His only begotten Son. Through Christ’s perfect life, obedience, suffering, death, resurrection and ascension, those who trust in Him are dead to sin, alive to God in Christ Jesus, and seated with Him in the heavenly places (Romans 6; Ephesians 2). Now, from this position, Christians can live and leave a legacy.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Are you living with your own mortality and the mortality of others in mind? How does this kind of thinking free us from fear?
  • What sin(s) do you need to put to death in you today? Read Romans 6-8. What is the role of the indwelling Holy Spirit in this work? How can your community group help you as you pursue freedom in Christ?
  • What distracts you from seeking the Lord? What are practical steps you can take to seek the Lord this week? How can we help each other in these pursuits?
  • Are you in a season of drifting from the mission of knowing God and making him known? What is pulling you away from that mission?
  • Is there any aspect of your life you are withholding from the Lord? Why?
  • How can we cultivate a yearning for God as individuals and in our church?