"Is the lamp of your life being burned out for Christ? Are you laying up treasure on earth or in heaven?" ~ Dr. Larry Ball, General Director of International Baptist Missions
Watch the final message from our 2023 Missions Conference. This message is from Ecclesiastes 7:2 and entitled "Lessons from a Funeral".
How should one respond to Jesus coming as King? Matthew 2:1–11 looks forward to the morning sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these eleven verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that the right response to the Lord Jesus is to have our life disrupted by Him, to rejoice over Him, to worship Him, even with all our treasure.
"We can accomplish more by putting time and strength into prayer than we can by putting the same amount of time and strength into anything else." R.A. Torrey said that, and Paul would agree. In this sermon, Pastor Jesse goes through Colossians 2:1-4, showing us Paul's struggle of prayer on behalf of the Colossian believers. You'll see Paul's desire for the believers to have encouraged hearts, loving fellowship, confident assurance, an understanding of true knowledge, and spiritual protection - and you'll be encouraged to prayerfully struggle for these things in your own life and church.
Jacob responded to the revelation of God with worship. But one of the aspects of worship was a direct vow to give back to God a tenth of whatever God gave him.
Is the tithe a New Testament concept? That's a reasonable question, and the short answer is that NT saints are expected to give everything they are and everything they have back to God.
This can be a challenge for us who are mostly unbelievably wealthy when it comes to most Christians throughout the world and throughout history.
Are you robbing God? Or are you loving Him with your wealth as well as with immaterial aspects of your life?
Psalm 1:1-3 describes a person as a prosperous and productive tree. We will be prosperous and productive when we love God and prioritize our life according to the Scriptures. "Prosperous and Productive" does not imply that people become rich and powerful by the world's standards. A productive life must be seen from God's perspective.
Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world and the Lord of all, is the Christian's singular treasure.
While the world and Satan proclaim the need for earthly treasures, the Lord Jesus teaches something much different. What treasure are you seeking?
There is a warning and a promise, from the Book of Proverbs, concerning how we should be industrious people. They apply to all forms of possessions, work, and business for the care of our physical needs on earth. They also can be applied to our spiritual work on earth.
We have this treasure in earthen vessels, therefore we ought to share it!
2 Corinthians 4
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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
(2 Corinthians 4:7)
1/ This treasure .
2/ Where it is placed .
3/ The reason for it being in an earthen vessel .
This sermon was preached at Jireh Chapel Attleborough.