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1 Your influence, like your shadow or rippling effects upon the water, extends to where you may never be.

2  Everyone has some…good or bad.  We either influence others, or they influence us.  Influence can be profoundly good, or subtly dangerous.

3  It is valuable

4 Prov. 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

5 Eccl. 7:1a A good name is better than precious ointment…

6  It is valuable  It can be beneficial to a worthy cause

7 Matt 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

8  It is valuable  It can be beneficial to a worthy cause  It will live on even after your death

9 Heb. 11:4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.

10 Rev. 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

11  It is valuable  It can be beneficial to a worthy cause  It will live on even after your death  It is not just individual…it can even apply to whole churches

12 Rom. 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.

13 1 Thess. 1:6-7 You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.

14 Sow a deed... reap a habit. Sow a habit … reap a character. Sow a character … reap a destiny. -- Charles Reade


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