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10-07-2018 Kevin Goins - 6 Steps to Peace, part 6

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Dr. Kevin Goins, money, Bible, peace, proverbs, Wisdom, Shalom by facatl on October 11th, 2018

“Six Steps to Peace” (Pt 6)  Proverbs 3:9-10

In Proverbs 3:1-12 Solomon tells us about the six dimensions of life for which God has a special kind of peace for us. Today we look at verses 9-10 which focus our attention on financial peace.

I Let’s begin with the command: (3:9) “Honor the Lord with your w_________.”

A. The noun “wealth” originally meant all p________ or m__________ p____________ which have value.

1. The Hebrew word literally means e___________.

2. What’s striking about this is that Solomon doesn’t say “Honor the Lord with your t__________.”

B. To honor God is to say that God is worthy of r___________, o__________, and a_____________.

II With the second part of the command Solomon pokes even harder: “Honor God with your wealth, with the f____________ of all your crops.”

A. Solomon says we should give God the raysheeth, or firstfruits, which means the f______ and the b________.

B. Giving God our firstfruits means we make giving to the Lord our f_____ p__________, before anything else.

III That’s the command and the command hurts, but there is o______________ in the form of a p____________.

A. The promise is that God will bless us with that which can be used to do good to ___ and to o________ p_________.

B. The principle is simple: honor God with what we h_____ and he will give us m______ which we can use to honor him.

IV But this raises a question: isn’t this the p___________ G___________?

A. What’s wrong with this teaching?

1. First, they lack convincing S__________ s___________.
2. Second, they do not live like m___________ of the Gospel.
3. Third, they treat God like a get-r____-quick scheme rather than the righteous j________ of the universe.
4. Fourth, they give people the idea that we should never have to face s____________ in this life.
5. Last, they talk about money as if it is the u_____________ blessing.

05-28-17 The Discipline of Detachment part 3

“The Spiritual Discipline of Detachment” (Pt 3) Matthew 6:24

Last week, as we were discussing the discipline of detachment, we asked the question: From which of the world’s values should we detach ourselves. We said:
I First, we must detach ourselves from a love for the things that cannot last.
II Second, we must detach ourselves from the way the world looks at life.
III Third, we must detach ourselves from the d__________ for m________.

A. Why did Jesus focus on money when he said, “You cannot serve two masters”?
1. Money is one of the most d__________ powers in life and even _____________ can be deceived by it.
2. Living for money and loving money has rarely ever been c________________ by the church.
3. We find it so easy to be i____________ by people with lots of money, even if we do not know ______ they got their money.
B. But the problem is not money itself. Money is a n__________ force in society. It can be used to further _______ or to promote great _____.
1. The problem, Jesus says, is that many times it is not _______ who possess _________, but __________ that possesses ___________.
2. When we find comfort and security in knowing we have
money in our account, then we have become s___________, or s___________, of mammon.
C. We Christians often respond to warnings like this by d_________ that we have anything to worry about.
D. Another response we often make to the issue is to say, “I am just d_______ what I h_______ to do.” My family and I have got to l________!
E. How can we detach ourselves from the power that money has over people?
1. The only way is to detach ourselves from the _________ for money.
2. But, how do we do that? One of the best ways is to live a more s_________ life

 


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