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In Money We Trust?

Putting Our Faith Where It Belongs

A Series on Faith and Our Finances

BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

 

 

Join us this fall for a five week series that will be looking at the relationship between our faith and our finances.

Our culture has a lot of things to say about money—some explicit, some implicit; some positive, some negative. Indeed, it is probably accurate to say that money makes the world go around. And as Christians, we are not immune to money, or somehow stand above it. We need it, just like everyone else in order to pay for our housing, our clothing, our transportation, our food. 

For Christians, navigating our relationship with money can be such a tricky thing, precisely because we depend upon it so much. How do we live a life of genuine dependence on God, while also living in a real world that depends upon money?

Our new sermon series will be entitled, “In Money We Trust?—Putting our Faith Where It Belongs.” Ultimately we will see that even though money is important, it is not ultimate. It can be used for good, but it is not itself the greatest good.

If you are a Christian and you find yourself prone to trust more in your money than God, this sermon series is for you. And if you are not a Christian, but you have wondered what Jesus and the Bible has to say about money, or perhaps you have sensed how tenuous worldly wealth can be, come join us and hear how God invites us to put our faith, not in finances, but in God.  

 

Series Outline

September 29:

The Vanity of Earth 

Question: What Shouldn't I be Living For?

Text: Matt 6:19-21; Luke 12:13-21; James 1:9-11

Main Idea: It is not wise to live for money, because both money and the people who trust in it are destined for rust and decay.

 

October 6

The Bounty of God 

Question: What Should I be Living For?

Text: Matthew 6:25-34 (and various)

Main Idea: It is wise to live for God and his kingdom, because God’s kingdom is eternal.

 

October 13

The Whole Pie 

Question: How Much Should I Give?

Text: Luke 4:38-44

Main Idea: We should surrender everything to God, and then as much as he asks us to.

 

October 20 

Family First 

Question: Where Should I Give?

Text: 1 Timothy 5:3-8; Galatians 6:9-10; I Corinithians 9:1-14, and James 1:27

Main Idea: We should give our money in a descending hierarchy of priorities.

 

October 27

Give to Get 

Question: Why Should I Give?

Text: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Main Idea: We should give in order to receive a blessing.