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Invest and invite

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Invest and invite

  1. 1. Invest and Invite
  2. 2. John 4:35 Do you not say, Four monthsmore and then the harvest? I tell you,open your eyes and look at the fields!They are ripe for harvest. (NIV)
  3. 3. Matthew 5:14 "You are the light of theworld. A town built on a hill cannot behidden. 15 Neither do people light a lampand put it under a bowl. Instead they putit on its stand, and it gives light toeveryone..."
  4. 4. Light = Truth _____
  5. 5. John 18:37 "Jesus answered, ‘You saythat I am a king. In fact, the reason I wasborn and came into the world is to testifyto the truth."
  6. 6. Invest = To put a resource to use in sucha way as to yield a profitable return orincrease in value.
  7. 7. Matthew 6:19 "Do not store up foryourselves treasures on earth, wheremoth and rust destroy, and where thievesbreak in and steal.
  8. 8. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures inheaven, where moths and rust do notdestroy, and where thieves do not breakin and steal. 21 For where your treasureis, there your heart will be also."
  9. 9. valuesOur struggle becomes one of ______.
  10. 10. Matthew 13:44 "The kingdom of heavenis like treasure hidden in a field. When aman found it, he hid it again, and then inhis joy went and sold all he had andbought that field.
  11. 11. 45 Again,the kingdom of heaven is like amerchant looking for fine pearls. 46 Whenhe found one of great value, he wentaway and sold everything he had andbought it."
  12. 12. The truth about Jesus Christ is_____________ in value. immeasurable
  13. 13. Why are we reluctant to "invest" inothers?
  14. 14. It doesn’t always make _____ to us. sense
  15. 15. John 4:28 Then, leaving her water jar,the woman went back to the town andsaid to the people, 29 "Come see a manwho told me everything I ever did. Couldthis be the Messiah?"
  16. 16. One of the easiest things we can do:___________.tell our story
  17. 17. John 4:39 "Many of the Samaritansfrom that town believed in Him becauseof the women’s testimony. He told meeverything I ever did."
  18. 18. experienceOur _________ is often morepowerful and more compelling thanour __________. persuasion
  19. 19. Psalm 62:10 though your riches increase,do not set your heart on them. 11 Onething God has spoken, two things I haveheard:
  20. 20. "Power belongs to you, God, and withyou, Lord, is unfailing love;" 12 and, "Youreward everyone according to what theyhave done."
  21. 21. When we make time for God we commissionfulfill our ___________.
  22. 22. Matthew 28:19 "Therefore go and makedisciples of all nations..."
  23. 23. If we love God, we mustdo what he commands___________________.
  24. 24. To be obedient, we must ___ ______ act despiteour fear!!

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