Contributed on Nov 3, 2002
What is it about money that could cause Christians to cripple their faith and witness?
OPEN: Many years ago a Chicago radio station, WKOX, offered $10,000 to the individual who could devise the most outlandish way to get the money. More than 6,000 people responded to the challenge. The eventual winner was Jay Gwaltney of Zionsville, Indiana, who consumed an 11-foot birch sapling - ...read more
Contributed on Nov 10, 2002
God tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. But there is one trait that gnaws at the heart of many Christians that can deprive them of that contentedness. What is it, and how can we defend against it?
TEXT: I Timothy 6:3-10 TITLE: The Envy Trap OPEN: How many of you have heard of the tooth fairy? (The question met with a little laughter as everyone raised their hands). I read a story not so long ago about a woman whose 2nd grader had collected a fair amount of money from the "tooth fairy." ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2002
What can we learn from the story of the Prodigal Son about dealing with debt?
OPEN: I have a quiz for your today (I found this at two different sermoncentral sermons and I don’t know who to it credit to): 1. Ellen is 30 years old. She has a $3,500 balance on her Citibank credit card at 18% interest. She makes the minimum payment each month. How old will she be when her ...read more