Sunday, August 14, 2022
Bruce and Lisa Enns
General Director of Multiply.net
They have 4 adult daughters not married
Parenting by suggesting
The world is coming to us.
David and Louise will be here next weekend
God have us wisdom. Apply knowledge of how to live in this world. The wisdom of the world vs the wisdom of God
General statements of how things will generally work out
Job and Ecclesiastes fill in some details
That changes things a around us
I'm talking about money today. Proverbs teaches us. 13:11, 16:8, 21:26, 22:1
Greed is hard to see. Relationships matter.
We don't think we're wealthy because we always look at others who are wealthier. We are in fact wealthy in the eyes of the world. Much of the world can't choose which clothes they will wear. $54,000 a year puts you in the top. $90,000 assets puts you in the top 10% of the world's wealth.
Imagine a Costco cart full of stuff you don't need.
Heart condition. That's what God is after. We have joyless prosperity.
Incomplete joy. Timothy Keller
Jesus talked about the kingdom of God.
Parable of the seed and the sower. The deceitfulness of wealth choke the Word.
Where your treasure is your heart will be also.
Ezekiel says the leaders have set up idols in their hearts.
Money is not evil. It's neural. Unless we get enslaved by it.
We take the good things that God has given us and making them ultimate things.
Matthew 6 you can't serve God and be enslaved to money
1. Settle the ownership, it belongs to God
2. Honest assessment. How has Greed crept in.
3. How we handle money is a discipleship issue
4. Practice JGSP Giving Joyfully Generously Sacrificially Proportionally. Jesus calls us to go beyond the tithe. Start at the local church
5. Prov 3. Set your heart on things above. Colossians 3:1-5
Put God back on the throne. Lord we give you thanks.