by Jeff Schreve

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Eternal Rewards (6 of 6)
Series: Money Matters
Jeff Schreve
1 Timothy 6:17-19

A woman called her pastor and she said to him, "Pastor, I don't know if you've heard, but my husband had a heart attack and he's in the hospital." And the pastor said, 'No, I didn't know that. I hadn't heard. And how is he?" And she said, "Well, he's doing well, and they said he wouldn't have to have surgery. He just needs to stay in the hospital a few days and rest and so that's what he's doing. And he can't have any excitement. And I have a problem." He said, "What's the problem?" She said, "I just found out that we won the lottery, and we won 2 million dollars." And he said, "What's the problem?" She said, "How do I tell him? It could kill him because he would get so excited." She said, "Pastor, can you come to the hospital and help me share that news with him in a way that could kind of slowly leak that out and help his heart." And the pastor said, "Sure." So he came to the hospital. He went with the wife. They went to the room, and he began to talk to the man, and they just exchanged some pleasantries. And then he began to move the conversation forward, and he said to the man, "Now, Joe, just hypothetically suppose you won the lottery. And suppose it happened to be 2 million dollars. Just for grins, what would you do with it?" He said, "Pastor, I'd take a million dollars of it and give it to the church." And the pastor dropped dead with a heart attack!

We've been in a series called Money Matters: How to Make Your Money Count for Now and Forever. And today, we want to end this series with a message I've entitled Eternal Rewards.

In the last chapter of the Bible, the Lord said, to John the revelator – John, who wrote that in 95 A.D. The last thing He said was, "I am coming quickly." But the second to the last thing He said was this: "Behold, I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me to render to every man according to what he has done."

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