Sermon on Investment: Building a Life of Christian Discipleship

  The Eternal Investment: Building a Life of Christian Discipleship


As followers of Christ, we are called to invest our lives in ways that honor God and build His kingdom. Just as wise investors carefully allocate their resources for long-term gain, we too must invest in our Christian walk to reap spiritual dividends. Today, we'll explore the various aspects of investment in Christian life, drawing wisdom from Scripture to guide us in our journey of discipleship.

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1: Investing Time in Prayer and Communion with God (Philippians 4:6-7)

Prayer is the cornerstone of our relationship with God. Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us to present our requests to God with thanksgiving, and in return, experience His peace that surpasses all understanding. By investing time in prayer and communion with God, we cultivate intimacy with Him and align our hearts with His will.

2: Investing in Reading and Studying the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

God's Word is our spiritual nourishment and guide for life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 teaches us that all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness. By investing in reading and studying the Word, we equip ourselves for every good work and deepen our understanding of God's truth.

3: Investing in Healthy Church Relationships (Hebrews 10:24-25)

The body of Christ functions most effectively when believers are united in love and fellowship. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to spur one another on toward love and good deeds, and not neglect meeting together as is the habit of some. By investing in healthy church relationships, we encourage and uplift one another in our faith journey.

4: Investing in Service and Ministry (1 Peter 4:10)

God has uniquely gifted each believer for the work of ministry. 1 Peter 4:10 reminds us to use our gifts to serve one another, faithfully stewarding the grace of God in its various forms. By investing in service and ministry, we fulfill our calling to be Christ's hands and feet in the world, bringing glory to His name.

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5: Investing in Holiness and Renunciation of Sin (Romans 12:2)

As followers of Christ, we are called to live transformed lives, no longer conformed to the pattern of this world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. Romans 12:2 urges us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may discern and do God's will, proving what is good, acceptable, and perfect.

6: Investing in Love and Forgiveness (Colossians 3:13)

Love and forgiveness are central to the Christian life. Colossians 3:13 instructs us to bear with one another and forgive as the Lord forgave us. By investing in love and forgiveness, we reflect the heart of Christ and cultivate unity and harmony within the body of believers.

7: Investing in Evangelization and Discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20)

The Great Commission calls us to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded. By investing in evangelization and discipleship, we participate in God's redemptive work and fulfill our mission to make Christ known to the ends of the earth.

8: Investing in Generosity and Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Generosity is a hallmark of the Christian life. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 reminds us that whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. By investing in generosity and giving, we participate in God's economy of abundance and bless others in His name.

9: Investing in Patience and Faithfulness in Times of Trial (James 1:2-4)

Trials and tribulations are inevitable in the Christian life, but they also present opportunities for growth and refinement. James 1:2-4 encourages us to consider it pure joy when we face trials of various kinds, knowing that the testing of our faith produces steadfastness. By investing in patience and faithfulness in times of trial, we demonstrate our trust in God's sovereignty and faithfulness.

10: Investing in Hope and Eternity with Christ (1 Corinthians 15:58)

Our ultimate hope as believers is anchored in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of eternal life with Him. 1 Corinthians 15:58 exhorts us to stand firm and steadfast, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain. By investing in hope and eternity with Christ, we live with confidence and assurance in His promises.

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As we reflect on the various aspects of investment in Christian life, may we be challenged and inspired to wholeheartedly devote ourselves to the pursuit of godliness and kingdom advancement. Let us invest our time, talents, and treasures in ways that honor God, build up His church, and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to a world in need. May we be faithful stewards of the gifts and opportunities entrusted to us, knowing that our labor in the Lord is not in vain. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. 

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