Sunday, December 10, 2017
Dwight Bennet www.EasTview.org
How much do you make and how much do you give?
It's a wonderful life. George built lots of homes. Gave interest free loans.
He was short money and going to jail until the neighbours give him a pile of money.
Luke 12 He then told them a parable: "The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop, so he thought to himself, 'What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God."
Luke 12:16-17, 20-21 NET
The guy had the wrong attitude. He failed to acknowledge God. Good stewardship includes retirement plans.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Matthew 6:21 NET
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
1 Timothy 6:10 NET
The love of money is the problem.
Command those who are rich in this world's goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment. Tell them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, to be generous givers, sharing with others.
1 Timothy 6:17-18 NET
For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
Matthew 25:29 NET
Always identified with the 3rd servant. A talent is worth $540,000. The 2 servants doubled the money.
The 3rd servant saw his master as hard. He didn't dare investing it.
Jesus is coming back. What account will you give for the talents God has given you? What you have has been entrusted to you.
The Advent Appeal. What are you going to do with what God has entrusted to you?