A. Jesus contrasted earthly and heavenly wealth (Luke 12:13-21).
- He taught life is more than food and clothing (Luke 12:22-30).
- He taught to seek the kingdom first and invest above, because where your treasure is your heart will be also (Luke 12:31-34).
- God desires His followers to serve Him only (I Samuel 7:3).
- He that trusteth in his riches shall fall (Proverbs 11:28).
II. Body: Laying Up In Store For Themselves A Good Foundation (I Timothy 6:6-19).
A. To be an investor in the bank of Heaven, you have to be capable of earthly; material contentment (Proverbs 30:8-9).
- Consider Paul’s perspective when he wrote to a congregation that financially supported him (Philippians 4:10-20).
- Think about how a congregation, that was materially wealthy as a whole, was looked at by the Lord as they depended on their earthly wealth (Revelation 3:14-19).
- The one who serves carnal desires is never satisfied (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11).
- Furthermore, when you’ve gained the whole world what happens in the end (Matthew 16:26; cf. Psalms 49:10)?
- Paul referred to the word of God, the mystery of the Gospel revealed; as the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8).
- Why? He knew what the word of our Lord could do that nothing else on earth can (Acts 20:32; cf. Ephesians 1:18).
- Consider Paul, Abraham, and Moses (II Corinthians 4:17-5:1, Hebrews 11:8-16, and Hebrews 11:24-26).
- This world is not our home (Philippians 3:20), we’re just passing the time as sojourners (I Peter 1:17).
III. Conclusion: Treasure in Heaven (Luke 18:18-30).
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