Money. You never quite have enough and you always feel like you need more. It’s something that we spend a lot of our lives working to accumulate so that we can live comfortably and enjoy some of the excess. Our culture says, that the more money you have the more secure and free you can feel. But is that really the truth? Those who are wealthy don’t have any happier of marriages, have better kids, or live longer lives than those who don’t. But why is money so close to our hearts? Maybe even reading this you are feeling a little uncomfortable. Why is it this way and why are we so afraid to lose what we have? In this series, we will be looking at what the Bible has to say about our money and how we can find freedom from our money worries. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at 4 keys to help you master your money.
In a world that revolves around the money, it can be very easy to allow your identity, worth, and success to get wrapped up in your income. In our society, the money you have determines the have's and the have not's. The opportunities you will get and the lack thereof. We often assign value to other people based on what they do or don't have. And to be honest, none of us want to be at the bottom of the barrel so we jump right into the pursuit of money. It helps us feel safe, valuable, secure and successful....Watch Message
Money and the things we use to purchase with it always have a close place in our hearts. In fact, where our money goes will often point to where our interests, passions, and priorities are. Think of it this way, when you were a kid and your parents bought you some shoes, it was okay when they got scuffed and dirty right? But when you saved your money to purchase shoes, you were upset when they got muddy right? The same is true with the cars we drive, the lottery numbers we chose, and even the house we live...Watch Message
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...Watch Message