Contributed on Sep 14, 2015
In this sermon, we establish that God is the owner of everything, that it is He who gives us the ability to earn an income, and that we must keep the money in the proper perspective.
Introduction: A. Several years ago, a Madison Avenue advertising agency surveyed non-church-going people and asked them their impressions of church. 1. Here is a summary of what the respondents said, “The problem with church is that the people are always sad, or they talk about death, or ...read more
Contributed on Sep 21, 2015
As we discuss spending in this second sermon of the series, we focus on two words "contentment" and "containment."
Introduction: A. The story is told of two friends bumped into each other one day. 1. One of the men looked so sad and was almost on the verge of tears. 2. The other man asked, “Hey my friend, how come you look like the whole world has caved in?” 3. The sad fellow said, “Let ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2015
In this lesson, we study what the Bible has to say about borrowing and saving.
Introduction: A. Before going to Europe on business, a man drove his Rolls-Royce to a downtown NY City bank and went in to ask for an immediate loan of $5 thousand. 1. The loan officer was quite taken aback, and asked what collateral he could offer. 2. “Well, here are the keys to my ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2015
In this sermon, we learn four principles about giving found in God's word.
Introduction: A. One Sunday a preacher told his congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate that morning. 1. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns. 2. After the ...read more