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Sermon Notes: Financial Health


TRANSFORMING HOW I SEE & USE MONEY

50 Days of Transformation – Part 6 (Financial Health)

Pastor Gary, September 21, 2014

Story of the Shrewd Manager: Luke 16:1-13

WHAT NOT TO DO WITH MONEY

  1. DON’T WASTE IT.

                  “The manager was accused of wasting his master’s possession.” Luke 16:2

  1. DON’T LOVE IT OR LIVE FOR IT.

           “No servant can serve two masters. 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 both God and money.”    

Luke 16:13

  1. DON’T TRUST IT FOR SECURITY.

           “What am I going to do now? I’m losing my job…” Luke 16:3

           “Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.”         Pr. 23:5 (TEV)

  1. DON’T EXPECT IT TO SATISFY.

           “Whoever loves money will never have enough, and whoever loves      wealth will never be satisfied with his income” Ecc. 5:10

                 “Guard against all kinds of greed because your life is not measured by how much you own.” Luke 12:15

WHAT TO REMEMBER EVERYDAY

  1. IT ALL BELONGS TO GOD.

                  “(The Owner) enlisted a manager to take care of HIS property.”

  1. GOD IS USING MONEY TO TEST ME.

o It shows what I love most.

           “Don’t store up treasure here on earth…. Instead, store your treasures in heaven… for wherever your treasure is, that’s where your heart will be.” MT. 6:19-21 (NLT)

 

o It shows what I trust.

“If you trust in your money, you will fall, but if you trust in God,

                  you’ll flourish like a green tree.”       Pr. 11:28 (NLT)

o It SHOWS if God can trust me.

           “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. If you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”

           Luke 16:11-12

  1. MONEY IS A TOOL TO BE USED FOR GOD’S PURPOSES.

                  “I tell you, ‘use your worldly wealth!’” Luke 16:9a

 

o HE looked ahead. (vs. 3)

                                    “The wise man looks ahead. The fool attempts to fool himself and won’t face facts.”                                                      Pr. 14:8 (LB)

o HE made a plan.(vs. 4)

                                    “We should make plans–counting on God to direct us.”                 Pr. 16:9 (LB)

o HE accyed quickly. (vs. 5-6)

                 

                 

  1. THE BEST USE IS TO USE IT GETTING PEOPLE TO HEAVEN.

           Jesus:I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, they will welcome you into your eternal dwelling.” Luke 16:9

 

  1. ONE DAY I’LL GIVE AN ACCOUNT TO GOD.

You must now give me an account of your stewardship and report   what you’ve done with what I entrusted to you because your time as a manager is ending!’ Luke 16:2

  1. IF I’M FAITHFUL WITH LITTLE, GOD CAN TRUST ME WITH MORE.

          “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance.” Mt. 25:29 (NLT)

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