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First Presbyterian Church | Colorado Springs

Lord of My Resources

Everything we gather to ourselves wrongfully steals life from us.

This week's sermon

Money. Money has the power to grab your heart and drag you away from God. This commandment not only teaches us not to steal, but in God’s eyes, theft includes cheating and swindling, fraud, counterfeiting or even the useless waste of what God has given. The young man in Mark 10 reveals just how difficult this commandment is to honor fully. The tithe is not a legalistic guilt machine, it is a safeguard and a method of freedom from greed. It is a gift and a blessing. We must encourage one another continually to practice it in freedom and joy. Just like the Sabbath reminds us that God determines our limits, the tithe frees us to rest in God’s provision and escape the never-ending thirst for more.

About This Series: LORD

Our fall discipleship series focuses on the Ten Commandments. Not only what they teach us not to do, but what to do. Jesus is Savior and Lord. Once we know him as Savior, it’s time to begin to allow His lordship in every corner of our lives. I can easily recognize Jesus as “Lord” in some abstract way. He’s Lord of the universe. He’s Lord of all history. But it gets harder when I think about His lordship in my own life. Is He really my master when I’m thinking about my relationships with my family? Is Jesus my first consult and guide when I’m arranging my finances? So much of discipleship is simply about loving Jesus more—loving Jesus more than desires of the flesh, loving Jesus more than money, loving Jesus more than what my neighbor has. The Ten Commandments are a great measure of our hearts. Do we love Jesus more than these? Jesus is Lord.

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