“The Secret To Having It All Is Believing You Do”
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
I. Introduction: *Title of this article comes from a quote I saw on a plaque.
A. Will greed bring you peace (Proverbs 15:27)?
1. It takes away the lives of the owners (Proverbs 1:19).
2. Riches can lead to hurt (Ecclesiastes 5:13).
3. Most of all, earthly treasures cause heart misplacement (Matthew 6:19-21).
B. How much would it take to make you happy? Would everything in the world do it for you (Mark 8:36)?
1. If you had everything in the world, what would you really have (I John 2:15-17).
2. Truth is, the wanter never has enough (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 and Ecclesiastes 6:7).
II. Body: How Do You Look At Wealth (Psalms 49:1-20)?
A. Godliness with contentment is great gain (I Timothy 6:6-10).
1. Content with much or little (Philippians 4:10-13).
2. What is “it all” to you (Proverbs 13:7; cf. Hebrews 11:24-26)?
B. How you look at wealth is defined by you goals (Luke 12:13-21).
1. Is your life about what you own (Psalms 37:16 and Proverbs 15:16)?
2. If your goal is to get many “things”, what’s to come of those “things” (Psalms 39:6 and Psalms 49:10)?
3. What good will “things” do for you at the Judgment of God (Proverbs 11:4)?
4. On the other hand… a real “payoff” (I John 5:11-13).
C. Realize that, if you’re a Christian and even had nothing in earthly belongings, you are very wealthy (Matthew 19:16-29).
1. You will always have what you NEED (Psalms 37:25 and Matthew 6:25-34; cf. Acts 11:27-30).
2. You can be confident you have things that cannot be taken from you (John 10:27-29 and Hebrews 13:5-6).
3. If you have godly wisdom, you have true revenue (Proverbs 8:12-19).
III. Conclusion: Don’t be the person who thinks they have it all when they really have nothing (Revelation 3:17-19).
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© 2014 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager