Category Archives: Money

Woe to You Who Are at Ease in Zion

Amos 6:1-8 Illustration: The difficulty of repeating as champions I. The Number one temptation facing God’s people today – Complacency. Israel was complacent because of their military might wealth religion We are complacent because of our military might wealth religious freedom church – pay someone else to do my ministry for me II. Woe to

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A Temptation and a Snare

1 Timothy 6:9-11 Introduction: More than 100 million people gamble on some level. Three hundred billion dollars a year are spent on gambling.All of the statistics that I have seen state that all lotteries are aimed at the poor and financed by the poor.  The big problem with the lottery is it appeals to the

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Secrets to a Successful Life

Proverbs 3:5-7 Do you want to be successful? What is success? Is it becoming a billionaire? There is a show about billionaires that I watched the other night. A prince in Saudi Arabia finds that success is seen in his 400,000 sq foot house. He has a staff of over 100 that only makes sure

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My House is Worth What?

Romans 2:1-24 Illustration: Three home owners in three different parts of the country strategize on maximizing their homes’ values. Romans is talking about the family of God . . . the Jews. They were valuable in God’s sight. Yet, they neglected this value, turned their backs upon God, and suffered greatly. Today, thanks be to God,

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Don’t Just Make a Living, Make a Life!

Luke 12:15 I was in a Trustee Meeting at the University of Mobile listening to a report by Dr. Robert McGinley concerning a soon to be launched Capital Gains Campaign for the University. In his report he made this statement: “We are doing a good job of teaching students how to make a living; it

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A Bed for a Bank

Matthew 6:19-21, 24; Luke 15:8-10; 21:1-4, 16:9; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Did you hear about the woman who used her bed for a bank?  Due to some “traumatic experiences with banks” she decided to deposit her money in her mattress.  According to news reports this Israeli woman lost her life savings in a landfill.  On Monday, June 8, 2009, her thoughtful

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How To Take The “Stew” Out of Stewardship

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 A West Virginia man hit the jackpot!  He won more than 225 million dollars.  Since then he and his wife have separated.  He is estranged from his wife.  This man said, “This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.”Wealth, possessions, etc., can be the worst thing that happens to people. 

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