"Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me" John 14:1
MATTHEW 6:19-24 Print E-mail
Written by Kevin L. Howard   
SERMON OUTLINE, Store Your Treasure in Heaven

 

Intro:  Rich Mullins took a vow of poverty and never knew how much he made.

 

verse 19

I. What you do in this life, with only this life in mind, will pass away (wasted)

Thieves broke into our house when I was a kid

Ladies prayer request for them to know which entertainment system to buy with their $1,500.00

Christmas gifts (give as much to overseas work)

 

verse 20

II. What you do in this life, with eternity in mind, will last forever (invested)

Deferred gratification: Savings account: Spiritual hope chest

Pilgrims passing through, Heb 11:13-14 and Col 3:1-4

When its test time, all of the previous study is worth it

With God, the best is yet to come (You're not in heaven yet)

You can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead of you

            How to store in heaven?  Cherish right thing

 

verses 21-24

III. What you love in this life indicates the god (?God) of your life.  (Examine)

 

Your heart finds treasure: you were made to treasure [something] deeply

What is your treasure?

Show me your bank account and calendar and I'll show you your treasure

What takes/gets/receives most of your time?  Money?  Energy?  Thoughts?  That is your priority (treasure)

"Everybody says they need just one thing, but what they really mean...." (Mullins)

1 Tim 6:6-10, 17-19

Overseas family: gave up major salary for a few hundred dollars a month.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Mt 16:26, "What does it profit a man to gain...."

 

Assignment: Reprioritize your budget and calendar to reflect a life laying up treasure in heaven.

 
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