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Summary: To prove that we have brought nothing into this world, obviously we can take nothing out of it.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you owe GOD nothing?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that we have brought nothing into this world, obviously we can take nothing out of it.

IV. TEXT:

1 Timothy 6:7 (Amplified Bible)

6:7 For we brought nothing into the world, and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world;

V. THESIS:

We have brought nothing into this world, obviously we can take nothing out of it.

VI. TITLE:

Nothing

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Apostle Paul

B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain

C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith

1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)

To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work

E. Keyword: conduct

F. Key verse:

1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)

if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. We brought nothing into this world

"For we brought nothing into the world,"

Job 1:21a (Amplified Bible)

1:21 And said, Naked (without possessions) came I [into this world] from my mother’s womb, and naked (without possessions) shall I depart.

Ecclesiastes 5:15-16 (Amplified Bible)

5:15 As [the man] came forth from his mother’s womb, so he will go again, naked as he came; and he will take away nothing for all his labor which he can carry in his hand.

5:16 And this also is a serious and severe evil—that in all points as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he who labors for the wind?

It's all created for us by GOD, we brought nothing to this world, but we are the consumers and GOD, our FATHER is the Provider of all things for us.

B. We can take nothing out of it

"and obviously we cannot take anything out of the world;"

1. Accumulation of wealth is disappointing.

Job 27:16 (Amplified Bible)

27:16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay,

Psalms 39:6 (Amplified Bible)

39:6 Surely every man walks to and fro—like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 (Amplified Bible)

2:26 For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

2. Our real wealth is obedience and respect for the LORD

Isaiah 33:6 (Amplified Bible)

33:6 And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.

Job 27:16-17 (Amplified Bible)

27:16 Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay,

27:17 He may prepare it, but the just will wear it, and the innocent will divide the silver.


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