You Own It; It Doesn’t Own You
Jesus talked much about money. Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions. In the Gospels, an amazing one out of ten verses (288 in all) deals directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions" (Howard L. Dayton, Jr.).
But despite the priority the Bible gives to the topic, Christ followers still struggle to live biblically in the area of personal finances. So, we are starting a new four-week teaching series this weekend that will explore what Jesus said about money. The principles of personal finance that we will look at have the potential to radically transform your life because, as Jesus said, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).
Jesus On Money
YOU OWN IT; IT DOESN'T OWN YOU
Todd Dugard // Various Scriptures
February 27-28, 2016
A. To ensure that I own my money and it doesn’t own me, I must be...
1. Open about my struggle with money (Luke 8:14; 16:14)
2. Biblical in my understanding of money (Luke 16:19-31)
3. Undivided in my heart concerning money (Matthew 6:21-24)
4. Intentional in my handling of money (Luke 14:28-30)
B. WHEN IT OWNS YOU: SLAVERY