Mythbusters (4 of 4) by Fred Lowery
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Dr. Fred Lowery
Haggai 2:8; Romans 11:36; 1Chron 29:10-14; Luke 16:13; 1 Timothy 6:10;
Matthew 6:19-21; John 3:16
November 6, 2011
The myth that we're going to talk about today is one that every one of you in this room has heard and maybe in another part of your life you have even said. The myth is "All the church wants is my money." How many of you have heard, not you now, how many of you have ever heard anybody say that in your life time? Let me see your hand. That's almost 100%. So we want to deal with that. We want to find out why is that some people think that that's actually true about the church. We are a Bible believing church and the Bible certainly deals with the issue of money. In fact, money is a major theme in the Bible. Why? Because God knew that we would have a major problem with it. He knew that we would have a problem handling our money. He knew the power of money to corrupt us, to mess us up. And so because He knew it would be a major problem He made a major theme. Then as a church we are in the heart business and money, how you deal with money is always an indication of what's really in your heart. God has a lot to say in the Bible about money. The church has a lot to say about the Bible. So can you connect the dots? Money is talked about a lot in the Bible. The church talks a lot about the Bible. So then, why would you be surprised that money is often a subject in the church because that's how God set it up. Over 2,000 verses in this book has to do with money and possessions. 1 out of every 10 verses in the Gospels have to do with money and possessions. You know what I started to do and I chickened out because, you know this is a traditional area and some of you might stroke-out on me and we just didn't need that but I thought about this morning turning in my Bible to passage after passage and just tearing it out. See, I knew you'd have trouble with that. But that's the truth of what so many so- ...
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