Here's this weekend's notes!
Money and stuff
Chasing Carrots, Series
TIM BYCROFT, LEAD PASTOR
THE POINT EXISTS TO WELCOME THE UNCHURCHED TO BECOME FULLY DEVOTED FOLLOWERS OF JESUS.
WHAT PEOPLE WOULD DO FOR $5 MILLION.
- 54% listen only to country music for the rest of their lives.
- 42% have all of their teeth removed.
- 50% allow one random person on earth to die. 24% live in solitude for the next 20 years
WHAT IS RICH?
Luke 12:15, “Watch out, be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Luke 12:20-21, “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
“This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU ARE RICH.
Ecclesiastes 5:19, “Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.”
THE BAD NEWS IS YOU'RE RICH.
Luke 18:24-25, “Jesus looked at him and said, How hard is it for the rich to enter the kingdom of God? Indeed, it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.
WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE IS WHAT YOU NEED.
Whenever we believe that our problems can be solved by more stuff and more money, we are under the curse of money.
WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS MORE OF WHAT'S TEMPORARY.
WHAT WE DO NEED IS MORE OF WHAT IS ETERNAL.
1 Timothy 6:17-19, Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but instead to put their hope in God, richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and be generous and willing to share.”
Verse 19, “In this way, they will lay up treasures for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
God has blessed me.
With more than I need.
But I will not trust in my riches.
But in Him who richly provides.
Because I have more,
I will give more
And do more.