“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
Planned giving experts project over the next five years in the United States nearly seven trillion dollars will be transferred to the next generation. It will be the largest transfer of wealth in the history of America. Many people will get unexpected checks as a part of their inheritance.
We Are Rich in Our Relationship with God: I Peter 1:4a
“and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.”
1. Love God . I John 4:7
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
2. Love yourself . Matthew 19:19
“honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.'”
3. Love others . I John 3:10
“This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.”
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will ” (Ephesians 1:4-5).
We Are Rich Because We Have Been Redeemed: Ephesians 1:7
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
Self Remedies for Guilt:
1. Self-justification .
2. Religion .
3. Good works .
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2).
We Are Rich Because of Our Glorious Future: Ephesians 1:11-14
“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”
1. We can live free from worry . Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?”
2. We can live free from greed . Matthew 6:33
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
3. We can live free from want . Psalm 23:1
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.”
A Child of the King
My father is rich in houses and lands;
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full He has riches untold!
I’m a child of the King! A child of the King!
With Jesus, my Savior, I’m a child of the King!
Harriet E. Buell, 1877