October 15, 2013

Trust Me, It's Worth the Investment by Antoine Taylor


Trust Me, It’s Worth the Investment”



1. 151, 600 people die each day, (=6316 people die each hour, 105 people die each minute, almost 2 people die each second) (2013-September) (http://www.wholesomewords.org/missions/greatc.html)

2. In 2010, guns took the lives of 31,076 Americans in homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings. (Equals: 85 deaths a day, more than 3 deaths an hour) (http://smartgunlaws.org/gun-deaths-and-injuries-statistics/)

3. 85% people believe Jesus walked this earth 2,000 years ago. 6% disagree. 8% aren’t sure. (http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/poll-americans-believe-christ/2010/04/04/id/354704)


4. 2.7 million children under 18 have a parent in jail or prison. (At midyear 2012 jails held some 744,524, of that, (645,900 (86.8%) were male & 98,600 (13.2%) were female) (http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/64#sthash.khCp3X9H.dpbs)

Matthew 15: 32, 36 32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

-Importance of family, people-compassion (4,000 men, beside women & children there)

-Time-people sat down, fed them naturally. Ways we can do the same? Spend time, Listening Ear

-“Gratitude is the timid wealth of those who have nothing” (Emily Dickinson) (Ex: H.S. nerd & Star)

John 15:1616 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

-Value of people- House-property value. (The Negative Words) (Ex: my friend’s paper)

-Chosen-Sees (investment) something in you despite your environment (Ex: Ypu kickball game)

-Imperfect people- bring Fruit of Greatness, success, a warrior, champion.


John 17: 9, 20 “9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

-Power of prayer & the Word-Covering people-Noah’s sons (Ex; suicidal friend)
- Acts 1:8-witnesses- power of Influence, we are witnesses what the LORD can do.
Luke 22: 31, 32 “31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, (take your influence/destroy you) that he may sift you as wheat: (scatter, to remove your faith thru trials of life)
32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
-Phil. 3:19 ‘Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.’ (Jesus: help prevent someone from making the same mistakes)

-Acts 9:32-35 Aeneas-
34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately,
35And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord

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