L.I.F.E Series – INVEST

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L.I.F.E Series – INVEST

28 Feb 2015 Service – Kong Hee

L – LOVE
I – INVEST
F – FORGIVENESS
E – ENJOY
Invest

What is human capital?
Stock of skills, knowledge, social and personality attributes that give us the ability to produce economic value.
The investment of our lives must produce eternal dividends, only then can we say we have lived a full life.

41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Lk 2:41, 52

V40 Jesus Christ as a child. “As a child” meant under 12 years old. Jesus was growing normally, he had a normal childhood!

He had to put aside all his divinity, he was totally human with all the human limitations.

Jesus had to learn obedience and submission to parents.
8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. Heb 5:8

 

How did Jesus invest his life? 4 Areas:
#1 Jesus TOOK CARE of his body

5 Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:

“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,
But a body You have prepared for Me.
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin
You had no pleasure.
7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’”
Heb 10:5-7

Without a good body, you cannot fulfill God’s will. When we are tired we make bad decisions. We are not spiritually sharp. We fall to temptations.

Esau sold his birthright because he was hungry..

When we have a good body, we have good self esteem, self image  and self-confidence.

 

#2 Jesus grew STRONGER IN SPIRIT

49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Lk 2:49

Here we are not talking about the Holy Spirit, but the human spirit. Your inner man!

How?
A. WORD OF GOD
He read a lot of books

7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—
In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’” Heb 10:7

B. PRAYER

20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, Jude 1:20
C. RIGHT ASSOCIATION

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
Prov 13:20
#3 Jesus increased in WISDOM
Lifelong process you got to invest time into

7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
Prov 4:7

Do the right thing at the right time to get the best advantage.
The wisdom must come from God

10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Prov 9:10

40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Lk 2:40

 

#4 Jesus DEVELOPED RELATIONSHIPS

38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Lk 6:38

 

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