Beltline Church of Christ      

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Focus (PM)

Focus #5
Duration:28 mins 25 secs
Focus #5

Moving form Religious Activity to Relational Investment
  • People matter to God. Christ died for people.
  • Ministry in the early church was a high touch, relationally intensive, people driven ministry.
  • They were devoted to each other.
1 Thessalonians 1:4-8
  • 1 Thess. 2:7-8
  • 1 Thess. 2:11-12
  • 1 Thess. 2:17-18
  • 1 Thess. 2:19-20
Our Job...
  • Our job is to invest our lives in people.
  • 2 Timothy 2:2, "And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."
  1. I don't have time.
  2. I've never been discipled before.
  3. It is not my personality or my passion.
  4. I can't show favoritism by focusing on a few people.
  5. I am afraid to show people who I really am.
Open Your Heart...
  • If I pour my life into buildings, they will eventually be torn down.
  • If I pour my life into projects, they will come to an end.
  • If I pour my life into goals, they will become obsolete.
  • If I pour my life into fame, I will soon be forgotten.
  • If I pour my life into accomplishments, they will fade.
  • If I pour my life into money, it will be spent.
  • If I pour my life into possessions, they will belong to someone else.
  • If I pour my life into experiences, they will become distant memories.
  • If I pour my life into organizations, they will change.
  • If I pour my life into products, they will disappear.
  • If I pour my life into benevolence, it will be temporary.
  • If I pour my life into pleasure, they won't last.
  • If I pour my life into wisdom, it will be surpassed.
  • If I pour my life into entertainment, it will leave m empty and self-absorbed.
BUT...If I pour my life into knowing Jesus and training men to help others do the same, then what I do in this life will never fade from the earth and will echo in eternity.

I don't want to give me one and only life to maintaining and organization. However, I would readily give my life to a movement that changes people.



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10:30 am Bible Class
 5:30 pm  Evening Worship
 7:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study
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