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2010.10.31 invest your time and talent

  1. 1. Invest Your Time and Talent Heart AttitudesHeart Attitudes
  2. 2. 1 Thessalonians 5:10 Therefore1 Thessalonians 5:10 Therefore encourage one another and build eachencourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.other up, just as in fact you are doing.
  3. 3. Your life can be wasted, trivialized,Your life can be wasted, trivialized, spent or invested!spent or invested!
  4. 4. Why Should I Invest? 1.1. OwnershipOwnership: God: God OwnsOwns Us.Us.
  5. 5. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:14 Again, it will be like aMatthew 25:14 Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called hisman going on a journey, who called his servants….servants….
  6. 6. Psalms 24:1 The earth is the LORD's,Psalms 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it, the world, and alland everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;who live in it; Why Should I Invest?
  7. 7. Psalms 100:3 Know that the LORD isPsalms 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we areGod. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of hishis; we are his people, the sheep of his pasturepasture. Why Should I Invest?
  8. 8. Why Should I Invest? 2.2. StewardshipStewardship: God: God EntrustsEntrusts UsUs with What is His.with What is His.
  9. 9. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:14 Again, it will be like aMatthew 25:14 Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called hisman going on a journey, who called his servants andservants and entrustedentrusted his property tohis property to them.them.
  10. 10. Why Should I Invest? 3.3. DiversityDiversity: God Gives: God Gives DifferentDifferent Gifts.Gifts.
  11. 11. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:15 To one he gave fiveMatthew 25:15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another twotalents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, eachtalents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.according to his ability.
  12. 12. Why Should I Invest? Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God,Exodus 3:11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to"Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out ofPharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?"Egypt?"
  13. 13. Why Should I Invest? Judges 6:14 The LORD turned to himJudges 6:14 The LORD turned to him and said, "Go in the strength you haveand said, "Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian's hand.and save Israel out of Midian's hand. Am I not sending you?”Am I not sending you?”
  14. 14. Why Should I Invest? 1515 "But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can"But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest inI save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in myManasseh, and I am the least in my family."family."
  15. 15. Why Should I Invest? Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you inJeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you werethe womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed youborn I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”as a prophet to the nations.”
  16. 16. Why Should I Invest? 66 "Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do"Ah, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am only anot know how to speak; I am only a child."child."
  17. 17. Why Should I Invest? 4.4. AccountabilityAccountability: God: God SettlesSettles Accounts.Accounts.
  18. 18. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:19 After a long time theMatthew 25:19 After a long time the master of those servants returned andmaster of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.settled accounts with them.
  19. 19. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:20 The man who hadMatthew 25:20 The man who had received the five talents brought thereceived the five talents brought the other five. 'Master,' he said, 'youother five. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, Ientrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'have gained five more.'
  20. 20. Why Should I Invest? Romans 14:12 So then, each of us willRomans 14:12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.give an account of himself to God.
  21. 21. Why Should I Invest? 5.5. RewardReward: God: God RewardsRewards Us For OurUs For Our Investments.Investments.
  22. 22. Why Should I Invest? Matt. 25:21 His master replied, “WellMatt. 25:21 His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! Youdone, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; Ihave been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.will put you in charge of many things.
  23. 23. Why Should I Invest? 2323 Come and share your master’sCome and share your master’s happiness!”happiness!”
  24. 24. Why Should I Invest? Impact: What you did. Influence: Who you are. Investment: Worth it. Intimacy: Why you did it
  25. 25. Why Should I Invest? 6.6. LossLoss: God: God RemovesRemoves What We WillWhat We Will Not Invest.Not Invest.
  26. 26. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:24 Then the man who hadMatthew 25:24 Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,'received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hardhe said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have notman, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you havesown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.not scattered seed.
  27. 27. Why Should I Invest? 2525 So I was afraid and went out and hidSo I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here isyour talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'what belongs to you.'
  28. 28. Why Should I Invest? Matthew 25:26 You wicked, lazyMatthew 25:26 You wicked, lazy servant!…. Take the talent from himservant!…. Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the tenand give it to the one who has the ten talents….talents….
  29. 29. Why Should I Invest? 3030 And throw that worthless servantAnd throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where thereoutside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
  30. 30. Why Should I Invest? Stunning Consequences:Stunning Consequences: •RebukeRebuke •LossLoss •PunishmentPunishment
  31. 31. How Should I Invest? Invest YourInvest Your TimeTime..
  32. 32. How Should I Invest? Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then,Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise,how you live-not as unwise but as wise, 1616 making the most of everymaking the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.opportunity, because the days are evil.
  33. 33. How Should I Invest? Invest YourInvest Your TalentsTalents..
  34. 34. How Should I Invest? 1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gift he has received to servewhatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’sothers, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.grace in its various forms. All receive gift(s)All receive gift(s) Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Eph. 4:11-12Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Eph. 4:11-12
  35. 35. How Should I Invest? Invest YourInvest Your TreasureTreasure.. Matthew 6:19-21Matthew 6:19-21
  36. 36. How Should I Invest? Matthew 6:19 Lay up for yourselvesMatthew 6:19 Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…treasures in heaven…
  37. 37. How Should I Invest? Invest YourInvest Your TongueTongue..
  38. 38. How Should I Invest? 1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, he1 Peter 4:11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the veryshould do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, hewords of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength Godshould do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God mayprovides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.be praised through Jesus Christ.
  39. 39. How Should I Invest? Matthew 7:12 In everything, do toMatthew 7:12 In everything, do to others what you would have them do toothers what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and theyou, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.Prophets.

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