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Sermon Outline, October 20, 2019, “Unpacking for Heaven”

Unpacking for Heaven

1 Timothy 6:17–19

To store up, you pour out.

 Matthew 10:38–42, Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 12:13-21, Matthew 19:16-21, Luke 12:22-34, Mark 6:30-44, Acts 2:45, Acts 20:35, Acts 10:4, Hebrews 6:10, Exodus 36:6-7, I Kings 17:7-16, Proverbs 28:27, Deuteronomy 24:19, Proverbs 22:9, Proverbs 11:25, Luke 6:38, II Corinthians 9:6–7, and Psalm 82:3

Every one of these—and hundreds of other passages—teach the same principle: to store up, you pour out.

 

Why pour out?

1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV) Command

1 Timothy 6:17 (NIV) Command those who are rich in this present world….

1 Timothy 6:17–18 (NIV) Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

 

1 Timothy 6:19 (NIV) In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

 

The only way to store up for what is truly life is to pour out.

 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. ~ Romans 8:18

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