Summary: Is there one site that has the answers to the most relevant questions we face everyday of our lives? During this 5 week series, join us as we search together for the solutions to life’s most basic questions.
GOOGLE: What Are You Searching For?
Page 5: How to Upload My Life
As an elderly man lay dying, his Self-centered children began fighting over his money.
Not wanting to GIVE them any - He gathered his priest, his best friend and his attorney to his death bed. "I’m dying, and I want to take my money with me," he told them. "I’m giving each of you $100,000 in cash. You must swear that you will come to my funeral and place the money in my casket."
The man died, and all three attended the funeral service. Later they gathered to talk about their friend. The priest said, "I must unburden my soul. I could not bear to put all that money in the casket for eternity when so many people are starving. Instead, I took out $50,000 and gave it to help the poor."
BEST FRIEND then spoke up. "I couldn’t bear to bury that much money either. I took out $60,000 and gave it to the orphanage."
"I can’t believe you two!" the attorney exclaimed. "We had a sacred bond with our friend, and you two did not keep it. That is inexcusable. I will have you know that I kept my promise. I wrote a check for the full $100,000 and placed it in that coffin."
Hey – When you Die / CAN’T Take it With You /
“Never see a Hearse pulling a U-Haul"
Ever WONDER what will happen to all your STUFF when You Die? Young – Careless!
Solomon – Considered one of the Wisest Men who ever lived – Considered This
"There is another serious problem I have seen in the world. Riches are sometimes hoarded to the harm of the saver, or they are put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one’s children. People who live only for wealth come to the end of their lives as naked and empty-handed as on the day they were born. And this, too, is a very serious problem. As people come into this world, so they depart. All their hard work is for nothing. They have been working for the wind, and everything will be swept away. Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud—frustrated, discouraged, and angry. Ecclesiastes 5:13-17 (NLT)
Does that Seem FAIR? Work all our lives for What?
Get Up – Go to Work – Come home – Go to Bed – Get up – START ALL OVER AGAIN.
Weren’t we Meant for SO MUCH more?
[SONG – Meant To Live]
Welcome - Last Week: Google: What are You Searching For?/ How to Upload your Life?
Most people are familiar with DOWNLOADING / But “UPLOADING”?
Main 2 Reasons People “UPLOAD” / #1 – Share Their Files / #2 – Protect Their Files
WHY? Because Sometimes Computers can be CORRUPTED / And so Can LIFE!!
“invest” - [GENERAL CONCEPTS]
A Similar Example to Downloading Can Be Found in LIFE / INVESTING!!
That’s Where you Take – Most Commonly your Money or Time or Talents (Abilities)INVEST in Something to Protect or To SHARE With OTHERS
Invest in STOCKS for Retirement / Invest Time in a Young Person – Take Over a Business
Invest Their Abilities in a CAUSE that they Believe in.
Like a Computer – they are UPLOADING their Time, Treasure, & Talents – Future Benefit
SECRET to Investing – Patience / Consistency / Repetition / Doesn’t require huge amount
JUST A FEW DOLLARS or FEW HOURS – Can Make Huge Difference
When it came to INVESTING – Solomon says “HUGE PROBLEM! . . .Naked You Were BORN - Naked & Empty You Will DIE!! Empty Handed!!
Sometimes with Nothing – Children / Work Your Whole Life – Can’t Take it With You . . .
OR CAN YOU?!?!
Bible says, While you Can’t take it with you . . . You Can . . . SEND IT ON AHEAD!!
UPLOAD Your Life’s WORK & Your Life’s EFFORTS & Your Riches to ETERNITY!!
Two Reasons To Uploading My Life
#1 To Protect My Eternal Existence
"Tell those who have the riches of this world not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, they should place their confidence in God who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. Tell them to do good, to do a lot of good things, to be generous, and to share. By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves which is a good foundation for the future. In this way they take hold of what life really is. 1 Timothy 6:17-19
“themselves” “take hold” - SEIZE
Encouraged to “STORE UP” treasure . . . in Heaven . . . & by doing so – SEIZE hold of Life