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How to be RICH

Series: Balanced

Speaker: Paul Strozier

September 13, 2020

Paul Strozier

Senior Pastor

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3 Laws of Balance

1. Reference Point

2. Constant Correction

3. Clear Objective 

How to be RICH!

1 Timothy 6:2-11 NIV
2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare of their slaves.These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.

"...true GOLDINESS with contentment is itself great wealth" 

Genesis 1:26 NLT
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”

Godward Attitude 

Christlike Actions

"...true godliness with CONTENTMENT is itself great wealth" 

2 Corinthians 9:8-9 NLT
8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 9 As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor.Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”

“…true godliness with contentment IS ITSELF GREAT WEALTH.”

2 Corinthians 9:10 NLT
10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

John 3:16 NLT
16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave#3:16 Or For God loved the world so much that he gave. his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life"

John 15:13 NIRV
13 No one has greater love than the one who gives their life for their friends.

Philippians 4:19 NRSV
19 And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 

How to Be RICH!
“…true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6

 

Application and Response:

  • Accept God’s gift of Jesus
  • Surrender to the sanctifying/purifying work of His Holy Spirit as He gives you a Godward Attitude and produces Christlike Actions
  • Embrace the Contentment of satisfaction with the ONE who supplies ALL your needs
  • And BE RICH! So rich that you look like God Himself as He “produces a great harvest of generosity in you!”

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