Generosity is : eternal / evangelistic
Plans for upcoming year
Work tasks looming
Job future / School future
Budgeting = financial
Bucket list ideas???
10 year plan? Expectations
30? Working towards retirement ?
Retirement – any ideas
ILLUS – a different perspective
Video – planets, sun and star sizes compared.
Genesis 1 – “… and God said….”
HOW MUCH TIME FOCUS ON ETERNITY ?
Video : Tom Monaghan ( Generous Giving )
( End with : )Stretch a line
If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did the most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. The Apostles themselves who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the slave trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Aim at Heaven and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you will get neither.” C S Lewis
Parable of the Sower
Matt 13: 1
IOS 12 – screen time ( turn on or off ?)
Screen time vs. prayer ( ymca – does prayer time match talk time?)
Stuff of this world vs. things eternal
Building up of treasures in heaven….
Tom. Decided that 480 million dollars amounted to very little if only used for worldly things. So his focus was “ how many can I bring with me “
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot ( missionary, martyr )
Romans 10:14. MSG
But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God! But not everybody is ready for this, ready to see and hear and act. Isaiah asked what we all ask at one time or another: “Does anyone care, God? Is anyone listening and believing a word of it?” The point is: Before you trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ’s Word is preached, there’s nothing to listen to.