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Investing in Eternity

August 8, 2021

Investing in Eternity

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Speaker: Dr. Ang

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal – (2 Corinthians 4:18).

A. Faithful in our worship of God (Rev 5:11-13) Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they sang:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:11-13)
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles? 23 Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ (Matthew 7:21-23) :
B. Faithful to the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. (Psalm 126:5-6)
C. Faithful in serving God (Matthew 25:14-23)
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23)
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full (Matthew 6:2)
D. Faithful giving of our tithes and offerings (Matthew 6:19-21)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
“No one is to appear before me empty handed” (Exodus 23:15).
Facts on Giving
1. Those who tithe consistently give more than those who don’t.
2. Those who tithe are generally happier than those who don’t.
3. Those who tithe do not quit tithing.
4. Those who are richer usually give less than those who are poorer.
5. Those who are poor givers often gripe about how much it takes to run the church
6. Those who give generously tend to become more zealous and faithful to God than those who don’t.
‘Tis only one life; ’twill soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ will last. (C.T Studd)
“You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes”
(James 4:14).
A. Faithful in our worship of God (Revelation 5:11-13)
B. Faithful to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)
C. Faithful in serving God (Matthew 25:14-23)
D. Faithful giving of our tithes and offerings (Matthew 6:19-21)