Life To The Max by Larry Wynn

(outline) LIFE TO THE MAX
ECCLESIASTES 11
OCTOBER 19, 1997 A.M.
SERIES: RAT RACE REALITIES
Larry Wynn

INTRODUCTION

A. THE COMMERCIAL MEDIA ENCOURAGES
US TO LIVE LIFE TO THE MAX.

1. WE ARE BOMBARDED WITH
INFOMERCIALS THAT PROMISE
THEIR PRODUCT WILL GREATLY
AID US IN FINDING COMPLETE
FULFILLMENT.

ILL. IT MAY BE THE BANJO MINNOW FOR
FISHERMAN, OR THE NORDIC TRAX
FOR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS, OR
THE DO IT YOURSELF BOOK FOR
THE HOME REMODELER.

2. IF PRODUCTS COULD CREATE
MAXIMUM LIVING WE WOULD BE
MAXED OUT!

3. THE PROBLEM IS WE ARE
EMOTIONALLY MAXED OUT TRYING
TO DISCOVER MAXIMUM LIVING IN
THESE PRODUCTS.

B. LIVING LIFE TO THE MAX IS NOT A
MATTER OF THE PRODUCTS WE BUY BUT
THE SPIRIT WE POSSESS.


1. THERE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE
LITTLE, BUT ARE LIVING LIFE TO
THE MAX. WHILE THERE ARE
OTHERS WHO HAVE EVERYTHING
MONEY CAN BUY BUT ARE
MISERABLE.

2. THE INNER SPIRIT OF A PERSON
DETERMINES WHAT HE GETS OUT
OF LIFE.

C. SOLOMON, IN ECCLESIASTES 11, SHARES
WITH US SOME INVALUABLE PRINCIPLES
FOR LIVING LIFE TO THE MAXIMUM.

I. INVEST YOUR LIFE. VS. 1-2.

A. THE TERMINOLOGY OF VERSE ONE IS A
LITTLE CONFUSING. ALLOW ME TO READ
IT FROM A MORE MODERN TRANSLATION.

1. “SEND YOUR GRAIN ACROSS THE
SEA, AND IN TIME YOU WILL
RECEIVE A RETURN.”

2. SOLOMON UNDERSTOOD THIS
PRINCIPLE WELL. IN I KINGS 10 WE
ARE TOLD HE POSSESSED A
POWERFUL COMMERCIAL FLEET.

B. HE IS ENCOURAGING US TO INVEST OUR
LIVES IN THAT WHICH REALLY COUNTS.

C. VS. 2 ENCOURAGES US TO DIVERSIFY.

1. YOU CAN DIVERSIFY YOUR LIFE AS
A BELIEVER.

2. WE CAN MAKE INVESTMENTS
THROUGH THE VARIOUS AREAS OF
OUR LIVES.


ILL. YOUR LIFE IS LIKE A PIE. EACH
SLICE REPRESENTS A
RESPONSIBILITY OR ROLE. WE CAN
MAKE INVESTMENTS IN EACH.

3. ONE MODERN TIME MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM UTILIZES THIS PRINCIPLE.
THE PRINCIPLE IS THE IMPORTANCE
OF INVESTING TIME AND ENER ...


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