One of the hardest sayings of Jesus has to do with a camel, a needle, and money. It causes us to consider closely the materialistic way we live. God wants us to enjoy material blessings, to give Him charge of all that we have, to invest and be generous. Preached at Fellowship Church, Grapevine Texas. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission of Fellowship Church.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Mark 10:18-22
It's hard to remember a time when people were more angry. A civilized person ought to be, first of all, civil. Yet, today there is no discourse, no respect for another's opinion, no reasoning together for the common good. I am concerned, especially for the church. One may argue, "Our society is decaying. We should be mad." Yes, but we can be angry yet still not sin (see...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Topic: Church and Culture
Invest with the right team. Pray now or pay later. Past obedience guarantees future usefulness. Real discipleship affects our wealth, comfort, power and fame. For the disciple, this world is as close to hell as they will ever get. For the non-believer, this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 3:1, Ephesians 2:20, Luke 6:12-16, Luke 6:20-26, James 4:13 - 5:11
Since it is virtually impossible to identify and erase all of the misleading information in our mental computers, the only way to change our thinking habits is to input new information. Unless we change what we know, we will continue to believe, decide, and act in a manner that is contrary to our best interests" (The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle, by Jim Rohn). This...
Author: Chet Weld
We must decide who will sit on the throne of our lives: God or Money. When we allow God to control our resources, our lives will be filled with abundance, blessing and peace.
Scripture: Matthew 24:3-5, Genesis 3:1-6, Matthew 25:24, James 1:13-15, Romans 1:18-32
After sharing a brief but engaging history of God and His people, Francis Chan relates the central message of Haggai. We must put Him first or our lives become unsuccessful and our efforts futile. Let God bless you as you make Him Lord of your life.
Speaker: Francis Chan
Scripture: Haggai 1:1-13
Topic: Process of Spiritual Growth
Rather than spending our lives serving money, we should bring all we have, including our money, to God who is our master. After all, we are managing His money. Giving, honoring God with our tithes, saving and living must be the order of our lives.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26, Proverbs 3:9-10, Proverbs 21:10, Malachi 3:7-10, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
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
Have you heard about this church that’s building itself on a military metaphor? It’s led by a general, not a bishop. Their clergy are not referred to as pastors, priests or vicars – instead it’s captain, major, colonel and commander. Officers go through seven years of training and are barred from earning outside income. This church even tells officers whom they can and...
Author: David Murrow
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