Presentation on theme: "The Christian and Money. Godly Examples In Scripture Many wealthy in scripture – Abraham (Gen. 13:2, 24:35), Isaac (Gen. 26:12- 14) ; Job (Job. 1:1-5,"— Presentation transcript:
Godly Examples In Scripture Many wealthy in scripture – Abraham (Gen. 13:2, 24:35), Isaac (Gen. 26:12- 14) ; Job (Job. 1:1-5, 42:14-17) ; David (1 Chron. 29:28), etc. It is NOT sinful to be wealthy!
Godly Examples In Scripture Israelites give to finance building the tabernacle (Exodus 36:2-7), etc. Giving to help a good cause beyond what is needed!
Godly Examples In Scripture David (1 Chron. 21:24), He gave from his resources A good understanding of personal sacrifice
Godly Examples In Scripture Nehemiah (Neh. 5:14-19), He did not take provisions from the people Compassion for people who are burdened by taxes and society
Godly Examples In Scripture Joseph of Arimathea (Matt. 27:57-60), He secured the body of Jesus and buried Him in his own tomb Honor for the godly
Godly Examples In Scripture Barnabas (Acts 4:36-37), Sold property and gave the money to help the needy One willing to sacrifice personal gain for the needy
Godly Examples In Scripture Philippians church (Phil. 4:14-17), supported Paul in evangelism Resources used to further the gospel
Godly Examples In Scripture Churches of Macedonia (2 Cor. 8:1-5), supported Paul in evangelism Sacrifices to help needy brethren
Godly Examples In Scripture Cornelius (Acts 10:1-2), Gentile convert, who gave to the poor
Godly Examples In Scripture Centurion near Capernaum (Luke 7:1-5), he built a synagogue for the people He saw a need and helped with it
Godly Examples In Scripture Dorcas (Acts 9:36-39), in Joppa, Peter raises Dorcas, who helped widows by making tunics & garments Godly benevolence for the needy
Godly Examples In Scripture Paul helping Onesimus (Philemon 17-19), Paul willing to pay his expenses. How far would we go to help someone who is truly deserving?
Godly Examples In Scripture Widow with 2 mites (Luke 21:1-4), Jesus commended her for giving all she had Do we give sacrificially?
The Godly Use of Money Giving to help with the Lord’s work 1 Cor. 16:1-2, 2 Cor. 9:6-8 Christians are commanded to give!
The Godly Use of Money Helping others Gal. 6:10, 2:10, Eph. 4:28 Do we take this command seriously enough?
The Godly Use of Money Saving Matthew 25:27 Prov. 21:20, 13:11, 22 Christians need to plan and look responsibly toward the future
The Godly Use of Money Pay Taxes Matt. 22:15-17 Rom. 13:5-7 We are commanded to pay taxes, regardless of who the government is.
The Godly Use of Money Providing for one’s need 1 Tim. 5:8
The Godly Use of Money Paying wages for goods and services Jas. 5:1-4, (cf. Lev. 19:13, Deut. 24:14-15) 1 Tim. 5:18, Col. 4:1
The Godly Use of Money Paying your bills Prov. 37:21, Rom. 13:8 We MUST pay back what we have borrowed.