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Unshaken by financial uncertainties

November 16, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

In light of the continuing fall in the financial markets, Psalm 16:8 was very encouraging to me last week.  “I know the LORD is always with me.  I will not be shaken for He is right besides me.”

This morning, our pastor, Steve Ruetschle, gave five reasons we should store up treasure in heaven out of Mtt 6:19-24.

1. Treasure on earth is insecure. (obvious of late!)

2. Treasure in heaven is secure.

3. Our treasure is where our heart (hopes, dreams, aspirations) will be.

4. To keep our eyes good (or singularly focused)

5. To make God our master

He only gave one solution to the question of HOW to store up treasure in heaven.  By Giving!  (see Lk 12:32-34 and 1 Tim 6:17-19)

How is that for being counter-cultural–Christians have a commitment to give away their money when the financial crises are the most severe!

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