Invest Part 3

June 20, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Invest Part 3

 

1Timothy 1:2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

Titus 1:4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

 

Whether family or friends, God will bring people into your life for RELATIONSHIP.

 



Your relationships (family and friends) are of highest PRIORITY in life, second only to your relationship with God. (Ref. 1Timothy 3:1-13)

 



Deuteronomy 6:1-9 These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,


2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.


3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.




4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.



7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.



8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.



1. What comes out in your relationships is birthed out of your SPIRITUALITY


  1. This investment is to be something that is INTENTIONAL (on PURPOSE) and it COSTS.

Luke 16:9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.


  1. Your own EXAMPLE counts. (Ref. Titus 2:1-8)

 

2Timothy 2:10-11 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.



4. Relationships and spiritual investment are built in EVERYDAY life.



Romans 12:10, 15 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.




  1. There is a ripple effect as you invest in relationships for GENERATIONS to come.

 



Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?