According to financial experts, most people don’t invest. But according to Jesus, everyone invests. They may not invest money, but everyone invests their life in something. That something will always be whatever they believe holds forth the best promise for meaning, happiness, and fulfillment. And their passion will follow their investment. That’s where their focus will be. That’s what they will serve. And that’s what will shape them and their life. While the different ways to invest one’s life in pursuit of happiness and fulfillment would seem to be endless, Jesus tells us that they all fall into two categories. Either we are investing our lives in keeping with the values, loves, and loyalties of this fallen world, or we are investing our lives in keeping with the values, loves, and loyalties of the kingdom of heaven, which through Christ has broken into this fallen world and is destined to transform it. Every investment is measured by two qualities – security and rate of return. Jesus assures us that, no matter what the appearances may be at any given time and place, investing our lives according to the values, loves, and loyalties of the kingdom of heaven is hands down the best investment one can ever make. I hope you enjoy the sermon. Thanks for listening. –Alan Burrow
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