Contributed on Feb 4, 2008
In the first lesson of this series, we focus on three things: 1 - Everything Belongs to God. 2 - God gives us the Ability to Earn Money. 3 - The Pursuit of Money must be kept in Perspective.
Introduction: A. A Madison Avenue advertising agency surveyed non-church-going people several years ago and asked them their impressions of church. 1. The respondents said, “The problem with church is that the people are always sad, or they talk about death, or they ask for money.” B. A ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2008
In this sermon we try to bring our finances under control through CONTENTMENT and CONTAINMENT.
Introduction: A. The story is told of two friends who met on the street. 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 me tell you. Three weeks ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2008
In this sermon we discuss how to make money work for us in savings, rather than against us by borrowing.
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 Feb 25, 2008
In this last lesson from the series we look at some princples of giving found in Paul’s correspondence with the Corinthian church, and I try to inspire us with the joy of giving.
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 ...read more