January Sermon Series: Get Your Heart In Order
Happiness is an elusive thing. We are all chasing after it and rightly so. But where to we find it? So often we look to the material world. We look to Money and Stuff because they seem to hold the most promise to supply what’s lacking. They don’t always deliver because happiness starts on the inside. What is the right relationship with Money and Stuff? The Bible has a lot of wisdom for us in this matter. So, if you want to use Money and Stuff wisely you have to get your heart in order.
Weekly Sermon Topics:
January 6-7 What Money Can and Can’t do for you
Matthew 6:19-24; James 4:1-3, 13-17, 5:1-6 ; Pr 28:16
Money and Stuff: they are neither good nor evil. They just are. And yet we put so much pressure on them to provide for our peace of mind and our measure of success. But what can money really do for you? The first step to a rightly ordered heart is understanding what the creator intended. It’s a matter of the heart.
January 13-14 Wisdom to order your finances, by Pastor Gregg Tisor
Pr 21:5; 14:29; 21:20,21
Money and stuff are tools. Tools are great in the hands of someone who knows how to use them. Tools can be destructive and even dangerous in the hands of someone who doesn’t. Whether we have a little or a lot skill in managing our Money and stuff matters. How do we most effectively approach using these tools God has given us? It’s a matter of the heart.
January 20-21 Work – the income side, by Pastor Gregg Tisor
Pr 12:11; 28:19; 13:4; Ephesians 4:28; 2 Thes 3:6-15
Money doesn’t grow on trees… unless you own an orchard. It just takes work (and a lot of it) to translate apples to cash. Diligence and excellence in work are a critical part of the equation of healthy, godly relationship with money and stuff. What’s your attitude toward your work? It’s a matter of the heart.
January 27-28 Engage in God’s work
Malachi 3:6-18; Phil 4:14-20; James 2:14-17
Not everything God gives us is for us. The greatest sign that your heart is in order with regard to Money and Stuff is the ability to give it away…generously, sacrificially and directed by God for his purposes. The Spiritual and material needs are great. Are you engaged? It’s a matter of the heart.