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IF MONEY TALKS Idolatry – 2 September 29/30, 2012 Pastor Michael Rochelle WHEN MONEY TALKS NON-CENTS … 1. Let’s COMPARE accounts, but only with those who have more. "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones." Proverbs 14:30 NIV 2. You don't have a GREED problem! "Then He said to them, 'Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.'" Luke 12:15a NIV
"For your life does not consist in the abundance of your possessions." Luke 12:15b NIV 3. Please, worry about ME! "Then Jesus said to His disciples: 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.'" Matthew 6:25 NIV 4. Giving is a good idea in THEORY, but a really bad idea in PRACTICE! "Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over..." Luke 6:38 NIV "Out of the most severe trial their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity." 2 Corinthians 8:2 NIV 5. Avoid understanding your FINANCIAL picture. My child, use common sense and sound judgment! Always keep them in mind. They will help you to live a long and beautiful life. Proverbs 3:21-22 CEV
6. Sure ENOUGH is ENOUGH, you just aren’t there yet. Those who love money will never be satisfied with the money they have. Those who love wealth will not be satisfied when they get more and more. This is also senseless. Ecclesiastes 5:10 ERV Just as the place of death and destruction is never full, people always want more and more. Proverbs 27:20 ERV WHEN MONEY TALKS CENTS … 1. Don't count on me for CONTENTMENT. "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13 NIV 2. You will be HAPPIER when you give than if you don’t. "It is more blessed to give than to receive” Acts 20:35 NIV
"He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands that he may have something to share with those in need." Ephesians 4:28 NIV 3. The time to GIVE is now, not later. "Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it." Malachi 3:10 NIV "A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD." Leviticus 27:30 NIV 4. Be GENEROUS always. "Honor the LORD with your wealth, and from the first of all your produce." Proverbs 3:9 NIV "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not die but have everlasting life." John 3:16 NIV