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As we come to the end of our study in this pastoral epistle ... the apostle Paul gives young Timothy three C's regarding money; verses 3-8 ... be Content; verses 9-10 ... be Cautious; and in these final verses ... be Contributors. We saw earlier that being a lover of money has nothing to do with what you make; it has everything to do with how you view it and you use it. You can be materialistic making minimum wage; or you can be making millions and be an extremely, godly, steward of everything the Lord entrusts to you. Now in our text this morning the Lord is going to address "the rich" ... tell us the source of our "riches" ... and commands us "to be rich". This is a text on "Getting Rich God's Way"
Ever been to a post-resurrection party? This message looks at the change God can bring to people's lives who have experienced the resurrection power of God. In a day of great discontent, extravagant gratitude is something God wants his children to experience. This message looks at how and why we can do that.
Money Talks: Give All You Can November 18, 2012 Text: Luke 16:1-15; II Timothy 6:17-19; II Corinthians 9:7-11 Key Thought: Giving according to God’s purposes is at the same time an act of gratitude and an act of faith. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. I Timothy 6:18, NIV
Everybody knows there are three things you don’t talk about at the dinner table: Politics, Money, and Religion. When in polite company, these polarizing topics are considered “off-limits.” Surprisingly, Jesus often deals directly with these issues. Politics, Money, and Religion have a nasty way of making us think only in extremes: “liberal vs. conservative” “rich vs. poor” “godly vs. godless.” But what if the New Testament offers a different way of thinking? When Jesus speaks about the Kingdom of Heaven, he reveals a reality that upsets our comfortable “us vs. them” mentality. Join us as senior pastors Paul Basden and Jim Johnson explore what it means to have a Kingdom mindset during our 3-week series Politics, Money & Religion.
Wisdom from Proverbs on financial security and finding our ultimate security in God.
Let's open our Bibles to 1st Timothy 6 as we come to the final verses of this epistle written to a young pastor in Ephesus about how to do church right. Ch 1 - this is why the Lord has put you here ... He called you not to engage men with nonsense (remember v. 4; myths; genealogies; and speculations) but "rather the stewardship from God" and he told you what that message was to be ... "that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" (v. 15); we are nobodies ... telling everyone about Somebody ... who could save anybody. Ch 2 here is how that is to be done ... pray for them (v. 1); as we live godly and dignified lives (v. 2); then chapters 3, 4, and 5 he addresses leaders of church; elders, deacons, pastors; older widows who disciple younger women; then ch 6 he addresses: Christians at work, which we looked at last week; then he closes with warnings about money. Why in a letter on ecclesiology ... the doctrine of the church, would you talk about the mission of the church ... the message of the church ... the messengers of the church ... then close the letter ... addressing matters of money? In our text today ... he warns Timothy about those whose focus is more on gold ... than it is on God.