Q & A
Is Legacy Generation (LG) a church or a club?
Neither. LG is a apostolic outreach center that draws unique, global and gifted young adults and others that hunger to know the true and living God in a real way. They don’t want religion. Instead, they want to understand their purpose so they can live life to its fullest. Oasis Strategic Leadership Center is where you get equipped to walk out your calling through the LGIM Center.
How do I join?
To join, just contact us. Then, participate in the lessons, forums, watch our videos, “attend” webinars, send prayer requests, read the blogs, share your triumphs, attend gatherings, etc. In short, get involved so that you can grow in the Lord. Begin here.
How can LG help me?
LG has various training, mentoring and outreach opportunities for you to get involved. Through these opportunities, you will develop life skills, leadership skills, ministry training and so much more. LG is all about real support and relationship.
Who is God?
God is love. Thankfully, He is also omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. This means, He is all-powerful, present everywhere, and all-knowing. He is our Creator and He has designed you to be as uniquely creative. As our Creator and Father, it is His desire for you to walk in the dominion, authority and power provided to you through His Son, Jesus Christ. Ultimately, your life is meant to reflect God’s image and nature so that you will walk in your full destiny and purpose. Take a look at Psalm 139:7-12 (MSG). This passage gives just a peek into God’s amazing ability to be everywhere at once.
“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute—
you’re already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I’m immersed in the light!”
It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.”
How do I know God really cares about me?
The Bible teaches us that love is one of the great attributes of God. If God is love, then He naturally cares about you. Isn’t that what love is about? All through the Bible God promises to take care of, support, forgive and be your closest friend. On top of all of that, He sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for your sins. Now, that comes from the heart of a Father who not only cares, but one who loves, deeply. Read this passage from John 3:16 (MSG) to get the full effect:
“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.”
What does it mean to be saved?
As a child, do you remember being separated from your mother, father or a family member in the middle of a crowd? It was scary not knowing if anyone would find you. But when you were found, you probably felt relieved and safe again. Even as an adult, you can feel lost at times, as if no one really understands or even cares. And then you encounter a defining moment when God shows up. In a flash, a wave of love overtakes you. You feel safe again. Joy fills your heart as you realize that God is real. That He loves you more than you can ever imagine. And, for the first time, you can “see,” just like Neo in The Matrix when he unplugged from the system. At that moment, as you say “Yes” to God, your life takes a detour toward destiny and you have an epiphany—you're not lost anymore. You've been "saved."
How can I know the will of God for me?
Here is God’s response from Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG):
“ . . . I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out — plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for."
How do I know if God hears my prayers?
Prayer is communion or conversations with God. He loves it when we, His creation, talk to Him. And we know that He hears our prayers because He has told us so in many passages of the Bible, like Jeremiah 29:12-14a (MSG). He said,
“When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.
When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.
Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything
else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree.
There are many scriptures that prove God is faithful to hear our prayers. I challenge you to search for the word “prayer” in the Bible, then share what you find.
The Bible was written over two thousand years ago. How is it relevant today?
The wisdom of God never changes and the Bible shares God’s wisdom on everything. Do you know that the Bible talks about the dangers of gossip?
Other topics include:
Developing healthy relationships
How to identify toxic “friends”
Ways to walk in wisdom
Walking in wealth
Finding the road to peace
How to keep your heart free of anxiety and fear
Signs of an abuser
How to party to the max without getting wasted
Protecting yourself from abandonment and rejection
You get the idea. Amazing, isn't? God IS amazing!
How can I believe the Bible when it was written by so many people?
The bible contains the history of God, His people and the various nations that surrounded them. Although the Bible was authored by many writers, the same God inspired each author to write or document events that occurred during the time in which they lived. So, the Holy Bible is a compilation of stories, accounts and the history of people and cultures, their struggles, failures and triumphs. They are no different than we are; their story is our story.
How does God speak to people?
God speaks to people in a variety of ways: He speaks personally through prayer, through modern-day prophets, signs and wonders, in conversation with others. He also speaks through nature, books, movies, and many other forms. Be careful, however, that you don’t assume that everything you hear or read, even if it sounds good, is from God. For this reason, it is vital that you develop a relationship with God through study of the Bible, worship and prayer. Once you know His voice, you can discern if He is speaking to you or not. And be sure to join a body of believers where you can learn, be mentored, grow in God and remain safe from deception and the devices of the enemy. You can achieve all this and more here, at Legacy Generation.
Take a moment to chew on this:
“Everything that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God. The best invitation we ever received!” 2 Peter 1:3 (MSG)
Is God angry with us?
No, but God does get angry. For example, God would get angry at the children of Israel when they complained, turned their back on Him, and gave their heart to other gods. God would become jealous. And, although He would get angry, because He loved them desperately, every time they got into trouble or sinned, He would answer their prayers and save them. He did this over and over again. Yes, God gets angry, but He is quick to forgive because He loves us. However, we should not take his loving nature for granted. We can’t disrespect or play games with Him. If you make God angry and genuinely ask for forgiveness with the intention of changing your ways, you will please God and receive forgiveness.
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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture is taken from The Message (MSG).
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