It’s probably safe to say that all of us want to be generous people. There is something attractive about people who are generous with their time, money, and resources. We see them as being astoundingly selfless and it really makes an impact on all of us. Think of the person ahead of you who pays for your meal at the drive through, or maybe someone who pays off medical bills or school lunch bills. We praise these people and desire to act in a similar manner. But what often prevents us from becoming this type of generous person is the pursuit of our own wealth and interest. Money, unlike most other things, is the thermometer of where our hearts are. But why does this even matter to God and why are we so uncomfortable talking about our money? Maybe we are not as generous as we think we are. In this message, Pastor Sean talks about how the first step in freedom is changing our perspective on our finances.



Money. Nobody has enough and everyone needs more.

  • We’ll never have enough.

That’s why it’s such a stressful topic.

  • #1 cause for divorce
  • It’s the punishment for speeding and breaking many laws (because they know money gets our attention).


Rich people don’t have happier marriages, longer lives, or better kids.


The tricky part is we believe, “If we had just a little bit more, we would feel safer/happier.”

  • In the same what that my fear of rejection points to the idolatry in my heart for the approval of people. the pursuit of wealth points to the idolatry in my heart of finding security in worldly treasure over an eternal God.


Do you find your security more in your wealth than you do in God? When we do, that’s the problem.


Matthew 6:19-21


God owns everything. I’m just His money manager. 

  • Psalm 24:1
  • Hebrews 3:4
  • Haggai 2:8
  • Psalm 50:10-12
  • Ezekiel 18:4


Matthew 13:44-45

2 Corinthians 8:1-4

“Giving isn’t a luxury of the rich, it’s the response of the grateful.”


2 Corinthians 8:5-7


Following God is not about giving a majority of your life or money. It’s about being willing to surrender everything over to Him.


Everything God has given to you can be either used as a tool or an idol.