In late June / early July I preached 3 sermons in the Kingdom series related to money and how Kingdom People should approach and handle money. As with all areas of life, scripture has much to say about money. The first sermon on June 24 is about worldly things vs kingdom things. The second sermon on July 1 looked at several principles that should guide our lives as kingdom people as well as attitudes about money. The third sermon on July 8 was on things to teach your children about money. I received significant feedback from parents who have children in their home as well as many of you who told me they wished someone had taught them about money. It was by far one of the most discussed sermons.
If you missed those sermons, I encourage you to listen to them now and links are provided below. Perhaps you want to listen a second time as you’ve had a few weeks to meditate on them. I’m also providing a document on Proverbs dealing with money.
The main reason I want you to understand biblical principles on money is because, like all things in life, God’s way is the best way for us. There is great freedom is adhering to God’s principles and money is no exception.
Does God need your money? No. But you need to give it. Doing so evidences your acknowledgement that God owns it all and you are merely a steward. It also unleashes incredible blessings in your life you will never experience outside of faithfulness in stewardship.
I long for everyone to experience this freedom and blessing. I have learned this from my own experience and throughout 30+ years of ministry, I have heard countless testimonies of others who share the same experience. When it comes to money, God has offered us the ability to test him in Malachi 3:8-10 (emphasis added):
Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
Join me as I seek to honor God in all I do, say and give. It is impossible to out-give God who withheld nothing from us, including his own son, Jesus Christ. He is worthy.
June 24, 2018 – Kingdom Principles from the Rich Young Ruler
July 1, 2018 – Is God really serious about our giving?
July 8, 2018 – Five Biblical Principles to Teach Your Children About Money