The parable of the dishonest steward challenges us to examine our financial motives. Materialism can look like overspending, compulsive buying, hoarding, borrowing money on depreciating items, cheating on our taxes or maxing out our credit cards. Serving God instead of money leads to joy and abundant living.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Luke 16:1-13, 1 Timothy 6:16-19
How do you know if you are greedy? If you make most decisions based on the financial impact, if you put financial opportunity over family and health, if you experience destination sickness, if you'd rather be a liar than be poor and if you have a history of conflict over money. You may be greedy if you rationalize that you may be generous someday.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Genesis 13:10-13, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 15:7
It is hard for a rich person to be godly, but not impossible. According to Agur's prayer in Proverbs 30, we should avoid traps of distraction, arrogance and worry. If we re-focus our priorities, honor God and throttle back our spending we will find peace.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Proverbs 30:7-9, Luke 2:52, Luke 12:20-21, Luke 18:24-25, 1 Timothy 6:8-10