Home > Sermons

The Principles of Prosperity

Would you like some good news? God wants you to prosper. In case there's any shadow of doubt, I want to give you some Scriptures. In Psalm 1:3, the Bible says that a righteous man "…shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." Joshua 1:8—"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." Third John 2:2—"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." Psalm 35:27—"Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, 'Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.'"

So many times we look at a man who has gone through several marriages, whose kids are rebellious, who has an ulcer, who is addicted to alcohol… but who has a big bank account, and so we say he's prosperous. He's not prosperous. He's a miserable failure.

Years ago I read of an old prospector who'd been mining for gold out in the West. He had found what he thought was the Mother Lode, but what he found wasn't gold at all. It was mica, "fool's gold." He loaded down his old burro with it and started out across the desert, but he ran out of water. He and the old burro died. When they found his body, they found a note the old prospector wrote before he died. "Died rich." But he had nothing but fool's gold in his saddle bag.

Even people who have real gold are much like that ...

sermon Preview

This sermon is available to purchase a la carte or
for subscribers at no additional cost.

To continue reading:

Adrian Rogers is the voice of Love Worth Finding ministries, Bartlett, Tennessee.

Rating & Reviews

Average User Rating: Not rated

No comments

Please to rate and review this sermon. Or subscribe now for full access.

Related sermons

How Should a Pastor Think About His People's Giving?

Giving indicates spiritual growth and participation in the gospel.

You Can't Fool the Lord

God judges the sin of deceit.

More sermons

Related videos

God And Money: Who Rules Your Heart? | Adoption Media | Preaching Today Media

God And Money: Who Rules Your Heart? | Adoption Media

The purpose of this mini-movie is to ask questions that get people thinking about their money and why they give. Instead of just telling them to give, the goal is to get people to think about the motivation behind their giving and our inspiration is Jesus. [ Read More ]
What's Up With Tithing | Adoption Media | Preaching Today Media

What's Up With Tithing | Adoption Media

This mini-movie is a great way to remind your congregation why Tithes and offerings are talked about every Sunday. It uses Scripture, a great script, and compelling visuals, to remind us that it’s not the money that God or the Church wants, it’s the heart. Because if we are truly trusting God we won't need to hold on to money because we can rest in the fact that he will provide! [ Read More ]

More videos

Print this pageShopping CartHelpMy Account
  • Type:
  • sermon
  • Format:
  • Zip (PDF,mp3)
  • Price:
  • $5.99

Average Rating: Not rated [see ratings/reviews]

Audio Sample:

Sermon Outline:


Scripture regarding the fact that God wants you to prosper.

I. The principle of investment.

II. The principle of diversification.

III. The principle of preparation.

IV. The principle of venture.

V. The principle of trust.

VI. The principle of work.

VII. The principle of perspective.

VIII. The principle of accountability.