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“So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.”

– 1 Corinthians 12:25,26

Yesterday I shared the importance of Jesus’ teachings on storing up treasures in the Heavens on earth and in eternity. Part of this good news is that the reward is for now and not just when we pass away. The reason we know this is because Jesus did not come up with this on his own; it was also mentioned in other Jewish texts. Here are a few examples of what heavenly treasures are and what they look like: Knowledge, skills, goodwill, peace, leadership abilities, and confidence are just some of the attributes we recognize as heavenly treasures.  The more we develop these qualities that we use to impact our everyday lives and those around us, the more we will be able to benefit from them thirty times, sixty times, or a hundred times the effort we put into developing them. Therefore, these qualities all complement each other. I believe that each one of them has a mutual benefit to the other. It is for this reason that investing in yourself is a valuable and important endeavor.

Friend, one way to develop these skills is through discipleship. I encourage the church not to make the mistake of separating discipleship from Christianity today. They didn’t call themselves Christians during Jesus’ time; they called themselves disciples. That means there’s a way to do things and training is involved. Training is available to teach anyone how to store up these treasures and deposit them in the world around them. You can pull from these God-given treasures as you go through life; they cannot be inflated away or stolen!

Prayer


My Father, thank you for helping me develop knowledge, skills, goodwill, peace, leadership abilities, and confidence.

Reflection


Do you consider yourself a disciple? In what kind of training do you participate?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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10 Responses

  1. Pray for me Robin Clark and my children as we go through this traumatic generational curse and all that we have had to endure. Pray God will deliver us from it we need a miracle desperately! Thanks bunches May God bless and you and yours

  2. Thank you Bobby for these devotions. I start every day with them and they always give me something to think about. I am also a pastor. The Lord has used you to bless me and encourage me.

  3. Bobby, Keep up the Good Work. Your father, grandfather and heavenly father would be proud. Please give my love to your dad.

  4. Thank you for your Godly and encouraging words Bobby. My Christian brother Don and I are feeding the homeless in Fresno on Wednesdays and distributing Bibles and sharing God’s good news.

  5. Bobby I am I. a work situation I detest.A. retail store with long hrs.. of operation while cutting everyone’s hours doesn’t seen fair. Small pay. and little support from upper management. Ij trust God is. working in this situation even though I cannot see results at this point. Please pray for me that God will come in and lead me where he wants to go.I have grown having been in this situation. Carol Jones

  6. I am using the received H O P emails as my entry link to posted episodes.
    Thankful that if this doesn’t work for me….I will continue to access episodes by YouTube.
    All presentations are appreciated and uplifting.
    Please note my original email address: jOliveri403@gmail.com, is still inaccessible to me.
    I do already tieth $50 monthly by way of credit card auto-charge already on file with H O P.
    I am grateful for your presentations.

  7. We are currently having Discipleship classes at our church. Thank you for the previous sermon on the Rewards of Discipleship.

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