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God's Investment Program (4 of 4)
A TRAVEL GUIDE TO HEAVEN
Dr. Stan Coffey
Matthew 6:19-20, 25:14-30
Turn to Matthew 25:14. What I want to talk about is GOD'S INVESTMENT PROGRAM. About three weeks ago when the stock market took a radical dip, the title on the cover of NEWSWEEK magazine was "Is the Bull Market Really Over?" That's something that no person can predict. The market has come back, and thank God for that. But there's more talk about investment, more interest in investment than ever in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. In fact, we are told that we continue to set records for the number of people who are invested in the market. People today think a great deal about investing, and it's a wonderful thing. It's a Biblical principle that we are to invest. Jesus talked about investing for eternity. God has a market that is always a bull market.
God has a market that doesn't take off for the weekend. If you had some money in a Money Market at the bank or in a savings account at the bank, and your banker said, "Now there's one thing about this: when summer comes, the bank is on vacation. So you don't gain any interest from the first of June all the way through into August when school starts. Just know that as long as school is going on, as long as it's the fall and the spring, you're going to get your interest compounded right on time. But in the summer, it's not going to happen." I think you'd try to find some other place to put your money. You want your money and your investment to compound all the time, to work for you all the time, seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. God has an investment strategy where that's exactly right. God wants you to know that in the summertime, the church is not out of business, God does not take vacation. He continues to bless your investment as you continue to give.
Jesus said, "Don't lay up treasures on the earth only, but lay up treasures in heaven where moth and rust cannot co ...
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