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Investment Secrets From Heaven – Part 4
Archived – May 2, 2021

Investment Secrets From Heaven – Part 4

May 2, 2021


  • An is one who comes to serve.
  • A is one who comes to be served.
  • Investment Secret # 1: Invest in people’s lives.

Matthew 20:28

John 13:2-5

John 13:12-15

  • Ministry is not a lofty word. It simply means service.
  • A minister’s job is to create other ministers (Ephesians 4:11-12
  • The measure of a church’s success is not the quality of a pastor’s sermon, but the quality of a congregation’s service.

It’s a Family Affair

  • While God wants us to serve everyone, there is a particular focus on service to other believers. (Galatians 6:10)
  • When you are serving other believers, you are serving your .
  • Service to other believers is to us and a witness to others.


  • Ephesians 4:15-16
  • In Christ, we are part of a spiritual that hinges on service.
  • When we serve, we are not only giving nourishment, but receiving it.
  • We are deceived when we think that we are only nourished by the teaching.
  • Romans 12:3-8
    • Prophecy
    • Service
    • Teaching
    • Exhortation
    • Giving
    • Leadership
    • Mercy


  • John 13:34-35
  • By definition, an isolated Christian is an unrecognizable Christian.
  • Hebrews 10:24-25


© Joshua D. Smith, Ph.D., 2021

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