Week 6 Sermon Recap

Here are a few highlights from Pastor Jeremy’s teaching during MBC’s Sunday Morning Experience:

Scroll to the bottom for this week’s resources.
  • The average American saved a whopping negative 1% last year!
 
  • Jesus spoke more about money than everything but the Kingdom of Heaven….more than hell, more than heaven itself, more than relationships, more than sex!
 
  • 1/3 of Jesus’ teachings deal directly with finances.
 
  • Jesus said it very clearly, “No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.” Matthew 6:24
 
  • 4 Key Money DON’Ts from Luke 16:1-14
    • Don’t Waste It!           Luke 16:1
    • Don’t Live for It or Love It! Luke 16:13
    • Don’t Trust in It!        Luke 16:3
    • Don’t Expect It to SatisfyLuke 16:15
Money is so critical because it is a measure of trust and faith...
Do I trust God or do I trust the money I make?

7 HABITS TOWARD FINANCIAL HEALTH
 
I must trust God as my SOURCE and SUPPLIER!
“For him and through him and to him are all things.him be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36                                     
“You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth…”
Deuteronomy 8:18

I must keep GOOD RECORDS!                                                                                                   “Know well the condition of your flocks, andattention to your herds, fordo not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?” Proverbs 27:23-24
 
Four Records to Keep:
1. What I own
2. What I owe
3. What I earn
4. What I spend

I must give to God FIRST!                                
"The purpose of tithing is to teach you always to put God first in your lives.” Deuteronomy 14:23 (TLB)                                
“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.” Proverbs 3:9-10

I must SAVE and INVEST for the future!                                          
“Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.” Proverbs 21:20                       
 “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” Proverbs 13:11                        
“Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.” Proverbs 24:27

I must INTENTIONALLY PLAN to get out of debt!
 
“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
Proverbs 3:27                       
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.”Romans 13:8

I must BUDGET my spending!                                                                                                   "The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” Proverbs 21:5

I must ENJOY what I have!
“But godliness with contentment is great gain…”  1st Timothy 6:6
"Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5