NEXT 2022 – Good News & Bad News

Acts 4:32-35 (NIV)
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

 

1 Timothy 6:17-18 (NIV)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

 

Rich is always the person who has MORE than me.

 

Rich people confuse BEING rich with FEELING rich.

The MORE a person has, the MORE they want.

1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment

Our HOPE begins to drift to our WEALTH.

Proverbs 18:11 (NIV)
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.

When wealth becomes your HOPE, you will feel compelled to HOARD.

1 Timothy 6:17a (NIV)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God.


1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV)
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment

Why put your hope in the PROVISIONS when you can put your hope in the PROVIDER?

Why HOPE in RICHES when you can HOPE in the one who RICHLY PROVIDES?

I Timothy 6:18-19 (NIV)
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

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