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SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
September 3, 2022

Why We Invest
September 3, 2022

Why We Invest
Matthew 6:19-21
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

The What
Our Time, Our Talent, Our Treasure

Our Motive Is Love
John 3:16

Our Expectation Is Increase

Luke 6:38
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

Our Investment Pleases God

Philippians 4:16-20
16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19 But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

It May Leave My Hands But It Does Not Leave My Life

The Church Family Has Been Designed To Meet Your Deepest Needs

I Want To Invest My Life Into What Matters Most

How Do We Invest Our Lives In What Matters Most?

1. Worship
Why? It Centers Your Life On God

2. Fellowship
Why? It Teaches You How To Love God’s Family

Isolation Is A Friend of Torment
3 Times Likely To Die An Early Death
4 Times Likely To Suffer From Emotional Burn Out
5 Times Likely To Be Depressed
10 Times Likely To Suffer From Emotional and Mental Disorders

Genesis 2:18
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”

There Are 56 “One Another’s” In The Bible
Love, Prayer, Forgive, Help, Comfort, Serve, Bless

3. Discipleship
Why? It Helps You Cultivate Spiritual Maturity

Hebrews 5:12
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Hebrews 6:1 TLB
Let us stop going over the same old ground again and again, always teaching those first lessons about Christ. Let us go on instead to other things and become mature in our understanding, as strong Christians ought to be.

Maturity Is About Ministry
Have You Learned Anything That You Can Pass Onto Others?

4. Ministry
Why? It Creates Opportunity To Contribute To Others

1 Peter 4:10
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Psalms 116:12
What can I give back to God for the blessings he’s poured out on me?

Our Significance Comes From Our Service

5. Witnessing
Why? You Are God’s Plan “A”

What Are The Only Two Things You Cannot Do In Heaven?

Worship
Fellowship
Discipleship
Ministry
Witnessing