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Treasure Principle
November 1, 2014

The Principle of Purpose

by Dennis Rouse
Matthew 6:19-21 NLT“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them andrust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store yourtreasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, andthieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, therethe desires of your heart will also be.”Matthew 6:24 NLT“No one
Sermon Notes

Matthew 6:19-21 NLT
“Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and
rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your
treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and
thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there
the desires of your heart will also be.”
Matthew 6:24 NLT
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the
other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot
serve both God and money.”
Psalm 25:12-13 TLB
Where is the man who fears the Lord? God will teach him how to
choose the best. He shall live within God’s circle of blessing, and his
children shall inherit the earth.
Mark 4:19 NIV
“…but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the
desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it
Proverbs 29:18a NKJ
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint…
“Where there is no purpose, there is no self control, no moral
conviction, no eternal boundaries.”
4 Levels of Where People Live Concerning the Use of Money:

  1. PAY DEBTS: Living for the PAST
  2. SPEND IT: Living for the NOW
  3. SAVE/INVEST IT: Living for the FUTURE
  4. GIVE IT: Living for ETERNITY
    Matthew 19:16-29 NLT
    Someone came to Jesus with this question: “Teacher, what good
    deed must I do to have eternal life?” “Why ask me about what is
    good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. But to answer
    your question—if you want to receive eternal life, keep the
    commandments.” “Which ones?” the man asked. And Jesus
    replied: “‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You
    must not steal. You must not testify falsely. Honor your father and
    mother. Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “I’ve obeyed all these
    commandments,” the young man replied. “What else must I do?”
    Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your
    possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have
    treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” But when the young man
    heard this, he went away sad, for he had many possessions. Then
    Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich
    person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I’ll say it again—it is easier
    for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to
    enter the Kingdom of God!” The disciples were astounded. “Then who
    in the world can be saved?” they asked. Jesus looked at them intently
    and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God
    everything is possible.” Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up
    everything to follow you. What will we get?” Jesus replied, “I assure
    you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon
    his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on
    twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who
    has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or
    children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as
    much in return and will inherit eternal life.

Principles of Purpose:

    Mark 8:36 NKJ
    “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his
    own soul?”
    Deuteronomy 8:7-20 NKJ
    “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of
    brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and
    hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and
    pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land in which you will
    eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land
    whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
    When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your
    God for the good land which He has given you. Beware that you do
    not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His
    judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, lest—
    when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses
    and dwell in them; and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and
    your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is
    multiplied; when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your
    God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
    bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in
    which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there
    was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who
    fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not
    know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do
    you good in the end—then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the
    might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’ And you shall
    remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get
    wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your
    fathers, as it is this day. Then it shall be, if you by any means forget
    the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and
    worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely
    perish. As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, so you
    shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the
    LORD your God.”
    Proverbs 19:21 NIV
    Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose
    that prevails.
    Romans 8:28 NLT
    And we know that God causes everything to work together for the
    good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose
    for them.
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