Sunday, November 10, 2019 | Legacy | ROI

Treasures in Heaven 

(1 Timothy 6:17-19 NIV) 

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. 

> ______________, not Earth, is my home.

(Philippians 3:18-20 NIV)

Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

> The ___________ is longer than the dot.


(Hebrews 11:14-16 MSG)

People who live this way make it plain that they are looking for their true home… They were after a far better country than that—heaven country. You can see why God is so proud of them, and has a City waiting for them. 

> There is limited __________ and big opportunity.

(Romans 14:10-12 NIV)

You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’”So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

> It’s ______________.

(Matthew 6:19-21 NLT)

“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. 

Rich Towards God

(Luke 12:16-21 NIV) 

And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

 

1. Give _____________ to God.


(1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV)

You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies

2. Act like a ______________ not an ____________.


(Psalm 24:1 NIV)

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. 

3. View everything through the lens of __________.


(Hebrews 11:25-26 NIV)

Moses chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 

4. Be _________________.


(2 Corinthians 9:7 MSG)

I want each of you to take plenty of time to think it over, and make up your own mind what you will give. That will protect you against sob stories and arm-twisting. God loves it when the giver delights in the giving. 

RightNow Media Weekly Suggestion: 

“The Treasure Principle” Randy Alcorn

 

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