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PowerPoint - June 25, 2007

June 25, 2007


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.


--Matthew 6:19-20


Over the past few days, we have been looking at what a life of success or significance looks like. We’ve seen that it’s marked by a direction, a dynamic, and a dedication. And today, we’ll see that a life of success is one that prepares for the future.


Joseph is a great example of this as he prepared for the future. He stored up in advance for lean and difficult times. And because he did, he saved people from death.


Just like Joseph, we are to so live and to so give…to so prepare for the future…that we can be used by God to help save others from eternal death! Isn’t that our mission? Isn’t that our ministry?


It is a fatal flaw, a mistake, to assume that God’s goal for your life is material success or prosperity. God looks at your life not based upon your net worth, but upon your real worth. And your real worth is based upon who you are in Christ!


There are two kinds of people in the world. There are those who are building their own kingdom…and there are those who are building the kingdom of God. So which one are you? Is your life wrapped up in building a kingdom for yourself…of material success and “prosperity”? Or is your life wrapped up in building for the future…building the kingdom of God?


Because you’re either building your own personal kingdom or you’re partnering with God in building His kingdom…the only thing that will last forever!


are you building god’s kingdom… or are you building your own?


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