A Christian And His/god's Money (2 Of 4) by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program "WE BELIEVE"
Tape #85, CT #2082

A CHRISTIAN AND HIS/GOD'S MONEY
Deuteronomy 8:18

Many of you can remember a television program called, "The Millionaire."
A man would come into his office. There would be another fellow, (you could
see him in the shadows) and he would say to him: "I want you to deliver
this million dollar check to 'so and so'." And then the messenger would
take it to a laborer, a farmer out working in the field, or a businessman,
or some other average citizen. Held knock on the door and say, "I've got
something to give to you. Here's a great deal of money, and it's been
entrusted to you. You are a millionaire."
I remember how vicariously I identified with all those folks at the
receiving end. I would say, "Man, maybe somebody will come to our house and
knock on the door; maybe this is our day." You know, for awhile there, I'd
just be listening for the knock at the door because I thought maybe it was
really happening. It was exciting to see those folks get that million
dollars and to see what they did with it.
Well, at the present rate of the median income of the average American
household which is $19,000+, as stated by the paper this week, if you work for
forty to forty-five years and stay at that income level, at the end of that
time you would have had nearly a million dollars go through your hands.
Practically everyone here is a millionaire, because in that length of time
you will have had nearly a million dollars placed in your hands.
Now, take it a little further. Suppose it was all put in one
bundle, and the Lord Jesus Christ came and knocked at your house; you went to
the door and it was a visitation from heaven. You knew it was Jesus and He
said to you, "Here's a million dollars. I'm trusting you to use it right."
How would you use it if Jesus personally brought it to your house? The Bible
teaches th ...


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