Sunday 23 November 2014
I join many Christians all over the world to pay glowing tributes to the late Dr Myles Munroe for the purposeful and impactful life he lived in our generation. He has left behind a great legacy for us to emulate. I am personally indebted to him for his teachings on the kingdom, leadership, vision and purpose. His death, throws up lots of challenges and thoughts for those of us he left behind. These challenges are what I want to focus on this morning. I will try to answer some questions, even if imperfectly, many have asked me since the death of Dr Myles Munroe.
His death proves that the word of God is true. In what ways?
2. His death reminds us that our days on earth are numbered (Job 14:5).
4. The more I think about Myles Munroe’s death, it reminds me that it is not the length of life, but, how well and the impact one leaves behind that matter in life. Methuselah lived about 969 years, but Jesus who lived 33 years had more impact. Munroe’s life was short but full of influence.
5. His death reminds us that man is mortal while God is immortal. This means that man, no matter how strong, has limitations (Psalm 102:11-12).
6. We owe everything to God, we live by grace and grace alone (Job 10:12). We owe all we have and what we are to God. We should all live committed lives to our Lord.
7. His death reminds me that death comes suddenly. So we must all prepare for it. HOW do we do this?
First, we prepare for death by staying ready always to meet with our God.
Second, we must live in the fear of God.
Third, attend to important issues now when you are alive.
Fourth, serve God faithfully with your gifts, talents, time and resources.
Lastly, whenever you have opportunity, give and do your best for God.
8. The death of Myles Munroe reminds one that our life is not defined by the amount of our possessions but by the lives we influence (Luke12:13-21).
9. His death should challenge us to live a life of purpose and vision rather than live carelessly.
10. The legacy Dr Myles Munroe left behind teaches us that our works matter. We must endeavour to leave a righteous legacy behind. What will you be remembered for when you die?Let materialism and the pursuit of wealth not define your life (1 Timothy 5:24-25).
11. His death teaches us that we must pray against tragic deaths and accidents.
12. Let us take comfort that some day the dead in Christ will rise again (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Our brother, Munroe, shall rise again. That is our hope.
13. ABOVE ALL, LIFE IS A GIFT. ALWAYS BE THANKFUL TO GOD FOR THE GIFT OF LIFE. AS WE PREPARE FOR OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE, BE PREPARED TO GIVE YOUR BEST TO GOD. BE GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR LIFE AND FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS HE HAS ENDOWED YOU WITH.
May our lives and service bring glory to God on this earth.