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Conditions of the Blessed Life (Stewardship, Giving) (2 of 4)
Series: Blessed To Be A Blessing
Dr. Stan Coffey
Text: Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."
I. GOD WILL MEET MY NEEDS IF I ASK FERVENTLY
II. GOD WILL MEET MY NEEDS IF I LIVE CONTENTEDLY
III. GOD WILL MEET MY NEES IF I GIVE FAITHFULLY
IV. GOD WILL MEET MY NEEDS IF I WALK HONESTLY
V. GOD WILL MEET MY NEEDS IF I TRUST COMPLETELY
We are in a series of messages called "Blessed to Be A Blessing," and we are looking at our responsibility as believers to be good stewards of what God has given to us. You may not think the timing is good to talk about giving and stewardship in a time when everyone seems to have the financial jitters.
It doesn't matter how much money you make, everybody has financial fears. A good illustration of that is the fact that in 2009 nearly every church I know had a shortfall in their budget. A big part of this was the uncertainty in the markets, the national publicity that unemployment was over 10% in many places, and the fact that no one knew exactly what the new Administration in Washington was going to do. Many Americans found themselves out of work while others watched their spending more closely than ever before since they were unsure what the financial future held. A survey entitled was taken asking people the question, "What is your greatest fear?" The number three answer was financial fears.
Even if you are fairly affluent you have financial worries. In fact the more you have the more you have to worry ab out. The more you have to maintain, the more you have to insure, to protect, to worry about losing. You probably make payments on things that many people in the world never heard about. Well, the message today should be an incredible encouragement to you during these tough times because we are going to see how to get in on one of the most awesome promises ...
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