Pastor Josh Mutter begins a new message series about what the Bible says about money. It’s easy to trust God with the big-picture things in life – events that affect everyone like global warming and world wars … stuff that is out of our control. But things that impact our lives directly can be a little more difficult, like finances. You can pray for a relative’s spiritual journey, or healing for a friend, but when you’re under financial pressure, it can be difficult to put all your trust in God. This series will challenge us to re-examine where we put our trust.
JESUS AND MONEY
Message by Josh Mutter – February 10, 2019
BUT I NEED IT!
Luke 18:18-30 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honour your father and mother.’” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
WHO DO WE RESEMBLE?
THE DEPENDENCE OF A CHILD OR THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE RICH MAN
WHO DO WE LOOK LIKE?
IS OUR APPROACH TO WEALTH MIRRORING A CULTURE THAT DOESN’T KNOW OR TRUST JESUS?
WHAT DO WE DO?
IS THERE SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO GIVE AWAY (OR GIVE UP) IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR MORE OF JESUS?