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Money Matters

Money Management Principles

Flash Forward

God is the owner of absolutely everything
Money is a discipleship issue
Do Not put Hope in Money

Major Money Mistakes

Debt
Mismanagement
Work

Dealing with Discontentment

Money focuses around two key spiritual issues
Contentment
Greed

Facts about Money in the Bible

16 out of 38 parables deal with money
Nearly 25% of the words of Jesus deal with stewardship
1 out of 10 verses in the Gospels deal with money
2,000 verses on tithing, money and possessions – more than twice as many on faith or prayer
There is a direct connection between how we handle our money and our faith.

Bottom Line: We either worship our money or we worship with our money.

God is the owner of absolutely everything

Everything under heaven belongs to me.

– Job 41:11

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

– Psalm 24:1

God wants us to understand His position
God wants us to understand the issue of provision
God wants us to keep a proper perspective

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

– Matthew 6:19-21

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

– Matthew 6:24

Money is discipleship issue

Money causes distractions
Money cannot be our center for life
Money cannot cause divided loyalty

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

– Matthew 6:30-31

Do Not Put Hope in money

Jesus wants us to trust in God’s provision
Jesus wants us to live above pagan practice
Jesus wants us to make Him our priority

Life Lessons About Money

God Owns and We Manage
Discipleship determines the role of money
Our hope is in Jesus