Making Good Deposits
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with Him. Acts 10:38 (NIV) 1. PRAY AND ASK GOD DAILY TO GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE DEPOSITS INTO PEOPLE ! 2. BE AN AGENT OF REDEMPTION But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:3-4 (NIV) COMPASSION IN ACTION : OPEN YOUR EYES TO THOSE IN NEED AND FILL IT If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. 1 John 3:17-18 (NLT) ELEVATOR PRINCIPLE : ADD VALUE TO PEOPLE, AS THEY ARE VALUABLE TO GOD Do all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can! 3. GOD WILL RETURN WHAT YOU DEPOSIT A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words, and the deeds of a man’s hands will return to him. Proverbs 12:14 (NASB) So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:9-10 (NLT) VICTORY GROUP QUESTIONS 1. How did God challenge you personally in this message? 2. Share your experience when YOU made a “good deposit” into someone’s life. 3. Share your experience when SOMEONE made a “good deposit” into your life. 4. Read Galatians 6:9-10. How is this scripture speaking to your heart and how can you apply it to your life?