S.E.A.L. Teams™: How Four Words Will Change Men’s Lives

What is your biggest investment? Pastor Garry Patrylo delivers a passionate sermon urging men to reflect on their true investments in life. Drawing from biblical parables and personal anecdotes, Pastor Garry emphasizes the importance of prioritizing spiritual investments and treasures over earthly wealth. He begins by asserting that Christ’s mission was not to make men morally good but to grant them freedom, encouraging his listeners to trust in God despite adversity.

The central anecdote revolves around a man who unknowingly discarded a valuable Bitcoin investment while replacing his computer. This story serves as a modern parallel to Jesus’ parable of the hidden treasure (investment) in Matthew 13:44, illustrating the fleeting nature of earthly riches compared to the eternal value of spiritual treasures. Pastor Garry underscores the message that true wealth lies in storing up (investments) treasures in heaven rather than accumulating material possessions on earth.

Throughout the sermon, Pastor Garry challenges men to evaluate their priorities and reexamine their faith. He warns against the dangers of serving both God and money, urging listeners to wholeheartedly devote themselves to God alone. He critiques the prevalent mindset of seeking quick financial gain and emphasizes the need for a deeper spiritual connection with God through heavenly investments. Ultimately, he calls on men to live out their faith authentically, surrendering their hearts completely to God’s will.

Pastor Garry concludes with a prayer for men to value God’s word, prioritize reaching the lost, and cultivate intimate relationships with God akin to that of King David. He stresses the importance of building spiritual foundations and investments that withstand life’s storms, emphasizing that true stability comes from knowing, glorifying, and worshiping God. The sermon prompts introspection and challenges believers to reorient their lives around eternal values rather than transient worldly pursuits.

Pastor Garry Patrylo

Reverend Garry Patrylo serves as a Men's Discipleship Pastor at Men's Discipleship Network. His fervent commitment to discipling men is masterfully complemented by his teaching skills in biblically equipping men to lead in the Family, Church, and Workplace. Besides being the lead Pastor of House on the Rock Church in Rockaway Beach, Queens NY, he and his wife, Katherine, are Executive Directors of Expect Hope, a maternity home for abortion vulnerable women.

Pastor Garry Patrylo

Reverend Garry Patrylo serves as a Men's Discipleship Pastor at Men's Discipleship Network. His fervent commitment to discipling men is masterfully complemented by his teaching skills in biblically equipping men to lead in the Family, Church, and Workplace. Besides being the lead Pastor of House on the Rock Church in Rockaway Beach, Queens NY, he and his wife, Katherine, are Executive Directors of Expect Hope, a maternity home for abortion vulnerable women.

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