Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What are you investing in?

This past Sunday we continued our SERMON SERIES "What if we have it all wrong?" We looked at what what truly is worth our investments. If you missed the message you can listen to it at or you can listen on iTunes at

Also, at the bottom of this blog post is the take home page that we passed out at the end of the gathering.

What are you investing for? What are your goals or dreams for the future? Maybe you are investing because you will have several children in college? Maybe you have all girls and will need extra cash for weddings :). Maybe you are investing for your retirement home in Florida, North Carolina or Iowa (yes Iowa). We all invest for many reasons.

However, all of our investments are pretty short lived. All of the money we accrue and the possessions we gain are all temporal. They won't live forever. Things break, get stolen, or lost. Even if we are able to pass them on to our children they will eventually spend it (maybe even on useless things. That is why Jesus shared with us an important principle...

Matthew 6:19-21 19 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

It is wise to save for the future, invest and plan. However, it will eventually all be blown away. However, when we invest in eternal things, it will last forever. One of the best investments we could make is in relationships. Our relationship with God and with others will go on forever!! The best investment yield possible.

Also, if we invest in what God tells us to, our hearts will be there. Whatever we are investing in will always capture our hearts. I know we all want God to capture our hearts above anything else.

Take a few moments and go through this take home page and begin to develop a habit of investing in the eternal.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Can I be successful?

This past Sunday we continued our SERMON SERIES "What if we have it all wrong?" We looked at what success really is and what God defines success as. If you missed the message you can listen to it at or you can listen on iTunes at

Why don't you grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit in your favorite spot and read Matthew 25:14-28.

#1--What does the master value in this parable? What does the master praise?

#2--Why does he call the 3rd servant wicked? What was different with him from the other two?

#3-According to this passage would success equal the amount of money and possessions each servant had or faithfulness?

#4--If success is faithfulness to what we have been given, how faithful are you currently being in the following areas?
   *Finances, relationships, time?

#5--How can you be more faithful?

I love this quote my Jeanne Mayo, "SMALL acts of seemingly insignificant discipline eventually reap MAGNIFICENT results."

Success is not what others see but what God sees...faithfulness! That means we can all be successful!!