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Church at Carbondale June 27-28, 2009 Todays Toughest Issues: Sex, Alcohol, Marriage, Money
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
Temptation, entrapped Foolish, harmful desires Ruin, destruction Root of all kinds of evil Wandered from the faith Pierced with many griefs Love of Money: Warning! Danger! Godliness with Contentment!
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:15-17
Legalism Immorality Indulge desires Try to control desires, live by the rules Money: evil, frugal fear Money: Greedy, Impulsive, Indulgent, Debt Materialism! Consumerism! Youre insignificant! Youre worthless! Youre on your own! Insecurity! Youre nobody!
1. Spend less than you earn. 2. No impulsive spending. Budget! 3. Get out and stay out of consumer debt. 4. Give. 5. Save.
Legalism Immorality Indulge desires Try to control desires, live by the rules Freedom in Christ Money: is evil, be frugal fear Money: Greedy, Impulsive, Indulgent, Debt Content, Grateful, Trusting, Peaceful Generous, Compassionate
You want it! You gotta have it! You deserve it! Itll make me feel good. I can charge it. Everyones got one. Wait a minute. God is my treasure. He loves me and has the best for me.
You want it! You gotta have it! You deserve it! Itll make me feel good. I can charge it. Everyones got one. Uh. Maybe I shouldnt be doing this? God wouldnt like it.
So, whats the problem with Christians? Most are shackled by debt. Infected by affluenza, consumeristic desires and buying patterns. Fearful, anxious, greedy, stingy. Comfortable in prosperity heaven.
Legalism Immorality Indulge desires Try to control desires, live by the rules Empowered Freedom in Christ Trapped? Sex Alcohol Marriage Money Trapped? Sex Alcohol Marriage Money
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:25-27
So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Matthew 6:31-34
Church at Carbondale June 27-28, 2009 Todays Toughest Issues: Money