Living Rich in The Now is a sermon delivered by Dr Jim Richards, Teaching Pastor at Heartland A Church Connected in Mississauga, Ontario.
I loved the sermon because it dealt a lot with being an Encourager, which is my spiritual gift.
Above: Teaching Pastor Dr Jim Richards
Text: Hebrews 3:13; James 4:13-17
Carpe Diem: Enjoy, seize or pluck the day as it is ripe.
HOW DO WE BECOME RICH IN THE NOW
I. Treasure the Blessings in Our Life Today
Pray that the Lord will allow us to treasure the people and the experiences that we are having today.
II. Choose to Be an Encourager—Hebrews 3:13: “encourage one another daily.”
Two reasons why we don’t exercise the gift of encouragement:
III. Choose to Receive Encouragement
The question in the now/in the present today is, “What voices are we listening to - the voices of discouragement or the voices of encouragement?”
Nehemiah 6:3 - Nehemiah chooses to listen to the voice of encouragement from the Lord rather than the voices of distraction from the enemies of the Jews. “I AM CARRYING ON A GREAT PROJECT/AN IMPORTANT WORK AND CANNOT COME DOWN.”
What voices are you believing today? The voices of discouragement or the voices of encouragement?
IV. Cultivate a Closeness in Following Jesus Now
How do we Live Rich in the now?
To see the video of the sermon Living Rich in the Now click here