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Is Your Pocketbook Converted? (13 of 16)
Series: Christianity and Shoe Leather
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE WORTHLESSNESS OF STAGNANT WEALTH
II. THE WONTEDNESS OF SELFISH WEALTH
III. THE WISENESS OF SANCTIFIED WELATH
If you have your Bibles turn please to James Chapter 5. We are speaking tonight on the subject, "Is Your Pocketbook Converted?". And as we've come through the book of James, we've come to a passage of scripture that deals with your relationship to money, with our relationship to wealth.
James Chapter 5 and I want to begin reading in Verse 1, James Chapter 5 Verse1. Wednesday night the Lord willing, I'll be speaking on the Bible and Bodily Healing. It's the next few verses that deal with healing in this book of James.
James Chapter 5 and Verse 1, "GO TO NOW, YE RICH MEN, WEEP AND HOWL FOR YOUR MISERIES THAT SHALL COME UPON YOU. YOUR RICHES ARE CORRUPTED, AND YOUR GARMENTS ARE MOTHEATEN.
YOUR GOLD AND SILVER IS CANKERED; AND THE RUST OF THEM SHALL BE A WITNESS AGAINST YOU, AND SHALL EAT YOUR FLESH AS IT WERE FIRE. YE HAVE HEAPED TREASURE TOGETHER FOR THE LAST DAYS.
BEHOLD, THE HIRE OF THE LABOURERS WHO HAVE REAPED DOWN YOUR FIELDS, WHICH IS OF YOU KEPT BACK BY FRAUD, CRIETH: AND THE CRIES OF THEM WHICH HAVE REAPED ARE ENTERED INTO THE EARS OF THE LORD OF SABAOTH.
YE HAVE LIVED IN PLEASURE ON THE EARTH, AND BEEN WANTON; YE HAVE NOURISHED YOUR HEARTS, AS IN A DAY OF SLAUGHTER. YE HAVE CONDEMNED AND KILLED THE JUST; AND HE DOTH NOT RESIST YOU.
BE PATIENT THEREFORE, BRETHREN, UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD. BEHOLD, THE HUSBANDMAN (that's the farmer) WAITETH FOR THE PRECIOUS FRUIT OF THE EARTH, AND HATH LONG PATIENCE FOR IT, UNTIL HE RECEIVE THE EARLY AND LATTER RAIN.
BE YE ALSO PATIENT; STABLISH YOUR HEARTS: FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD DRAWETH NIGH."
Now before a church can become a great church, before a church can really minister to the multitudes, God has to do a work in the life of that people to make them in line with the ...
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