Labor Day Teaching

Main Point:

A person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not be rich toward God.  Life is not measured by how much you own.

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Check out the procrastination TED talk:

When the audio/video is posted it will be linked here.

For further study:

A great book on heaven, eternal rewards, and being rich toward God: Going for the Gold (amazon link).  If you are interested in reading this book but cannot afford it, please let me know and I can get you a copy.

Learn about Jim Elliot who famously penned: “he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose”.

Insider Investment Info:

It has been widely published for a couple thousand years—but few people are long on these ideas.  Here 10 hot tips and their sources.  If you scour the surrounding source material you can find additional tips.

  1. Minister to those in need. (Matthew 10:42, Hebrews 6:10)
  2. Sacrifice to follow Christ. (Matthew 19:27-29)
  3. Give without fanfare. (Matthew 6:1-4)
  4. Accept abuse for the sake of Christ (Matthew 5:11-12)
  5. Pray in secret. (Matthew 6:5-6)
  6. Invest in the lives of those who minister in the Word. (Galatians 6:6-7)
  7. Engage in spiritual activity without fanfare. (Matthew 6:16-18)
  8. Love your enemies by being willing to help them. (Luke 6:35)
  9. Give hearty service to the Lord and not just to please men. (Colossians 3:23-24)
  10. Entertain those who cannot repay you. (Luke 14:12-14)

The hard question:

Do you invest more into your retirement (employer contributions, stock options, 401ks, IRAs, eta) than you give charitably?  Does that say anything about your own internal standards?