In this sermon, our founding pastor, W. Graham Smith, talks about what you can do with your life and the wisest investment of all– investing your life in God. Here are some excerpts:

Investing Your Life

“Some time ago, Donald Trump (you remember him?) said in an interview, “No, I don’t believe in reincarnation, heaven or hell. But, we go somewhere. Do you know,” he said, “I can’t for the life of me figure out where.”

That is the picture of a man who is so busy possessing this world that he is making no preparations for the next. But, before we point a finger, we must realize that it’s easy for us to do the same thing. The fact is, most people in life have absolutely no idea what life’s all about.

Now there are three things you can do with your life. You can waste it; you can spend it; or you can invest it.

  • You can waste it; and there are plenty of things to waste it on.
  • You can spend it; on your career, on your hobby, on acquiring possessions, or
  • You can invest it.

Investing Your Life in God

“…And, Jesus taught that the greatest use of your life is to invest it in that which outlasts it. He told the parable of the talents. In that story He gives seven principles for investing your life, and I want to discuss them with you this morning. If you apply these seven principles, they will make a major change in your life…”

“…The wisest investment you will ever make is not in Payne Webber or Merrill Lynch or Smith Barney, or anybody else. The wisest investment you will ever make is when you say, ‘God, I want to make the rest of my life count for eternity, and I give it to You. Take me and cleanse me and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and then use me as you see fit…'”


Graham has a lot more to say about this topic. If you would like to learn more, please download and read the attached transcript of the sermon, as the above excerpts do not even scratch the surface. If you would like to do a word search on the transcript, download the file, and then open the file with your web browser after downloading and use your browser’s find feature.


September 27, 1992

Matthew 25:14

Rev. W. Graham Smith

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