Bolton Community Church
wht you inveating in?
March 13, 2022

wht you inveating in?

March 13, 2022

Summary: Every person who’s growing up is dying to live his life. But as people get older, instead of dying to live, they start living to die. What are you really dying for? Let us walk the plan for how to invest in a life that truly matters, and to leave a legacy

Introduction: Every person who’s growing up is dying to live his life. But as people get older, instead of dying to life, they start living to die. What are you really dying for?” No matter how far we run or how hard we try, none of us will escape this question ever in life. When my days on earth are over, will I discover that I have wasted my life on meaningless things that have no lasting and eternal value?

Most people are living for four things: fortune, status, power or pleasure. Just as there are four false reasons for living our lives, there are four true, meaningful and satisfying reasons for living, and for dying. These give purpose and value to our lives, so that we can know our lives have eternal significance. Today, what are you investing your life in? The results of all this would matter and show up during eternity. Jesus’ statement was: “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Starting here, let us walk the plan for how to invest in a life that truly matters, and to leave a legacy that never dies.

What did Christ invest in?

1. Things!

(a) Teaching about God and His Kingdom

Matthew 5

Matthew 19: 23 – 24

While talking to the Pharisees, Jesus says in Matthew 21: 43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it.”

Mark 10: 15

John 3: 3 – 5

The central message of Jesus Christ was the message of “the Kingdom of God.“

Jesus says in Matthew 6: 33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

2. People!

(a) Disciples: In Mark 3 and Luke 6 we see Jesus choosing the 12 disciples and then investing and out-pouring His life in these rowdy fishermen. It becomes a pain to juggle more than 2 kids at a time. He had 12 to grapple with. Just unimaginable! But in all the ups and downs; squabbles and friendly times, Jesus was patient with them and loved, corrected and encouraged them from time to time. Will we take up the challenge to mentor and disciple people God has given into our hands?

Illustration: Articulate how my mentor and we discipled people during our ministry.

(b) Common people

3. Legacy!

(a) From a Carpenter to the Cross to being resurrected

Matthew 10: 38 ~ “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.”

1 Corinthians 1: 17 & 18 ~ “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Romans 8: 35 – 36 ~ “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

2 Timothy 3:12 ~ “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

(b) Miracle worker / Healer: The Bible records about 40 miracles and healings of Jesus during His earthly ministry

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