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Honoring the Lord with our MONEY (2 of 3)
Series: Honoring the Lord in 2006
Steve N. Wagers
January 15, 2006
1. The Behavior God Examines in His People!
A) A Reliance on God!
B) A Reverence for God!
2. The Business God Expects from His People!
A) God is to Have the Preeminence in our Living!
B) God is to Have the Preeminence in our Giving!
3. The Blessing God Extends to His People!
A) An Enhancement of our Present Possessions!
B) An Enlargement of our Future Possessions!
I once read of 3 boys who were bragging about their fathers. The first boy said, "My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a poem and they give him $50." The next boy said, "That's nothing. My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a song, and they give him $100." The third boy said, "I've got you both beat. My dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a sermon and it takes 8 men to collect all of the money."
I think of a man who called the church and asked the secretary is he could speak to the "Head Hog at the Trough." The secretary said, "Who?" The man said, "I want to speak to the "Head Hog at the Trough." The secretary replied, "Sir, if you mean our pastor, then you will have to treat him with a little more respect and ask for the Reverend, or the Pastor. But, most certainly, you cannot refer to him as the "Head Hog at the Trough." The man replied, Well, I have $10,000 that I was thinking about donating to the building fund." The secretary said, "Oh, well in that case, I think the "BIG PIG" just walked in the door."
As we continue to discover how we can honor the Lord, we come to a very unpopular subject among most people: the subject of money. Yet, the Word of God has much to say about our money. The Bible informs us that much can be told about a person's relationship to God by how he handles his money.
For example, we are instructed on how to save our money, secure o ...
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