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What does it mean to be richHow do we make an eternal difference? What does biblical prosperity look like?

It starts with a choice to invest our time, resources and money to advance GOD’s Kingdom.

THE HEART CHOICE

PASTOR MONTE YOUNG | 11/6/2016

>> READ SERMON NOTES

(Zechariah 8:13, NKJV) “…Just as you were a curse… I will save you, and you shall be a blessing.”

THE HEART CHOICE

(Hebrews 6:17-18, NLT) GOD also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. So GOD has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for GOD to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

  • Being rich begins with a CHOICE and a HEART CONDITION
  • I put Jesus first in my life by TRUSTING Him with my FINANCES

TITHING STORIES

NOLA Value:

  • We’re CONTRIBUTORS not CONSUMERS

FRESH START

(Matthew 6:31-33, NLT) “Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of GOD above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

NEXT Step

Give Jesus my HEART and trust Him first by RETURNING His TITHE

IT’S A MATTER OF TIME

PASTOR MONTE YOUNG | 11/13/2016

>> READ SERMON NOTES

(Zechariah 8:13, NKJV) “…Just as you were a curse… I will save you, and you shall be a blessing.”

SPENDING TIME

(Proverbs 3:6, TLB) In everything you do, put GOD first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.

  • The way I SPEND MY TIME determines the IMPACT of my life

Four ways to know I’m possessive with my time:

  1. I protect my SCHEDULE
  2. My schedule only includes things that BENEFIT the PRIMARY FOCUS of my life
  3. There’s NO ROOM in my life for anyone besides FAMILY and CLOSE FRIENDS
  4. WORSHIP with other believers is OPTIONAL

IT’S A MATTER OF TIME

(Proverbs 3:5-7a, MSG) Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’S voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD!

Four ways to strategically invest my time:

  1. Invest my MORNINGS
  2. Balance my WORK
  3. Share my LIFE
  4. Share my FAMILY

NOLA Value

We DIG Deep

FRESH START

(Matthew 6:31-33, NLT) “Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of GOD above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

NEXT Step

Spend time with OTHER BELIEVERS this week, and make a plan to SERVE SOMEONE with my family

THE QUALIFIED INVESTOR

PASTOR MONTE YOUNG | 11/20/2016

>> READ SERMON NOTES

(Zechariah 8:13, NKJV) “…Just as you were a curse… I will save you, and you shall be a blessing.”

THE QUALIFIED INVESTOR

(Matthew 25:14-15, NLT) The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities.

  • I’m not qualified by my OWN EFFORTS, I’m qualified by His INVESTMENT in me
  • Jesus trusts me with RESOURCES for me to REINVEST them into other people

DUE DILIGENCE

Three ways to recognize Jesus’ Plan for my life:

  1. He made me – PERSONALITY

(Psalm 139:13-14, NLT) You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

  1. He gifts me – SPIRITUAL GIFTS

(Ephesians 4:7, NLT) [GOD] has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.

  1. He places me – OPPORTUNITIES

(Romans 8:28, NLT) We know that GOD causes everything to work together for the good of those who love GOD and are called according to his purpose for them.

  • NOLA Value: We Desire EXCELLENCE

FRESH START

(Matthew 6:31-33, NLT) “Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of GOD above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

NEXT Step

Look for an OPPORTUNITY this week to use my RESOURCES to shine Jesus

INVESTING IN ETERNITY

PASTOR MONTE YOUNG | 11/27/2016

>> READ SERMON NOTES

(Zechariah 8:13, NKJV) “…Just as you were a curse… I will save you, and you shall be a blessing.”

VALUE DETERMINATION

(Matthew 13:45-46, NLT) “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!”

My TREASURE is what I VALUE the most

Three ways I identify my treasure:

  1. My treasure directs my PASSIONS
  2. My treasure dominates my TIME
  3. My treasure is increased by my RESOURCES

My TREASURE is the GUIDING FORCE of my life

INVESTING IN ETERNITY

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

NOLA Value

We Don’t MAINTAIN, We MULTIPLY

FRESH START

(Matthew 6:31-33, NLT) “Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of GOD above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

NEXT Step

Ask Jesus to DIRECT ME to make a FINANCIAL commitment beyond MY TITHE