Invitation to the Kingdom, Part III
Pastor Wayne Cordeiro
Investments that bring the greatest returns in the Kingdom of God
"Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; and you will be enriched in everything..." (2 Cor. 9:10-11).
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth" (Matt. 6:24).
Make FRIENDS with money by investing in lasting relationships.
"I say to you, make friends for yourselves by means of the wealth of unrighteousness so that when it fails, they will receive you into eternal dwellings" (Luke 16:9).
Provide for your OWN.
- Invest in specific RELATIONSHIPS.
Give ALMS in secret.
"Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God" (Acts 10:31).
"He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him" (Prov. 19:17).
Give faithfully in TITHES & OFFERINGS.
"'Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, "How have we robbed You?" In tithes and offerings. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,' says the LORD of hosts, 'if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows! Then I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of the ground; nor will your vine in the field cast its grapes,' says the Lord of hosts" (Mal. 3:8-11).
People who give are the HAPPIEST people in the world!
"Give, and it will be given to you...good measure-pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return" (Luke 6:38).
"Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'" (Acts 20:35).
"Happy is he who is gracious to the poor" (Prov. 14:21).
"He who is generous will be blessed" (Prov. 22:9).