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Invest Your Life Luke 19:12-27. Principles of Investing 1.We DON’T invest to gain eternal life Group 1: His 10 slaves believers penalty: miss out on.

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1 Invest Your Life Luke 19:12-27

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3 Principles of Investing 1.We DON’T invest to gain eternal life Group 1: His 10 slaves believers penalty: miss out on reward Group 2: Citizens of His country unbelievers penalty: execution

4 Principles of Investing 1.We DON’T invest to gain eternal life John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

5 Principles of Investing 2.We invest as STEWARDS, not OWNERS Deuteronomy 10:14 “Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it.”

6 Principles of Investing 2.We invest as STEWARDS, not OWNERS Job 41:11 “Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.”

7 Principles of Investing 2.We invest as STEWARDS, not OWNERS 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

8 Principles of Investing 2.We invest as STEWARDS, not OWNERS steward: one who manages something on behalf of the owner

9 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest Each steward will be evaluated 1 Corinthians 4:1–2 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

10 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest Each steward will be evaluated Each faithful steward will be richly rewarded

11 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Revelation 2:26 “He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations”

12 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Greater capacity for worship 2 Timothy 4:8 In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

13 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Greater capacity for worship Revelation 4:10 The twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne...

14 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Greater capacity for worship 2 Corinthians 4:17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison

15 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Greater capacity for worship this lifenext life

16 Reward for Investing Faithfully Honor from Jesus Authority in His coming kingdom Greater capacity for worship “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot

17 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest Each steward will be evaluated Each faithful steward will be richly rewarded Each unfaithful steward will suffer loss

18 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest 1 John 2:28 Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.

19 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest 1 Corinthians 3:12–15 Now if any man builds on the foundation [of the church] with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire...

20 Principles of Investing 3.We’ll be held responsible for how we invest 1 Corinthians 3:12–15... and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

21 How do I Invest my Life in God’s Kingdom? Jan 20 – my talents Jan 27 – my wealth Feb 3 – my time

22 How do I Invest my Life in God’s Kingdom? Guide to Growing in Grace Join a Small Group Grace 360 Conference – next Saturday!

23 Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”

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