Notes for September 5 message, Montgomery Campus
September 5, 2021
Pastor Mike Rippy
➢ I’m INvited.
➢ I’m INvaluable.
➢ I’m INfluential.
➢ I’m INvested.
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19 NLT
✓ Our God has created us to pour not store!
“‘... I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain.’” Luke 12:18 NIV
“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:21 NIV
✓ Learn to Develop the Proper Mindset.
1. Scarcity Mindset – Driven by Fear
2. Abundance Mindset – Driven by God’s Provision
Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here.” Luke 9:12 NIV
He [Jesus] replied, “You give them something to eat.”
They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish...” Luke 9:13 NIV
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people. 17They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. Luke 9:16-17 NIV
✓ What you keep is all you have. But what you give, God multiplies.
✓ God didn’t give them more when they stored it. God gave them more when they poured it!
I’m Invested – Generous - Not an ACT - Mindset! Start with the TITHE!
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
Malachi 3:10 NIV
MY NEXT STEP TODAY:
✓ Begin a relationship with Jesus today.
✓ Join a Lifegroup this week.
✓ Invite someone to “Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?” ✓ Sign up for Next Steps – September 12th