Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV)
Right now the stock market is in record territory, rising like a rocket. The thing about rockets, however, is they can come down just as fast—with a crash at the end. Let me tell you where you need to invest—in eternity! The things of God will endure when all that is of this world passes away. While it is true that we can’t take it with us, we can send it on ahead to a place where it is safe. On earth, designer clothes can be moth-eaten, fancy cars will rust, and extravagant homes may be plundered by thieves. No worries about that in heaven! You are guaranteed an abundant return on your investment!
The month of November will feature a series of Biblical messages to challenge us in this area. By far, the most significant investment we can make is on FRIEND DAY, November 5. Invite some friends to join you at Pole Creek where they will hear a special Gospel message on “Life’s Most Important Question.”
On November 12, we will consider “The Stewardship Challenge.” God challenges us to “prove” Him. Did you know this is the only area where God invites us to put Him to the test?
November 19 presents “The Stewardship Choice.” We have a choice about how we invest in what God gives to us. What we have is not ours, but His and we will be accountable for how we choose to invest it.
The series concludes on November 26 with “The Stewardship Commitment.” The commitment we make needs to be plentiful, purposeful, and productive. We will ask God to guide us in our giving commitment for the next year.
Thank you for being such a generous church! The Lord has blessed us with a big-hearted congregation. It is a privilege to serve you!