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What About Our Finances?

23 Jan

This weekend at Eastbrook Church, I continued our series entitled “Resolved” with the message: “What About Our Finances?”

Because I offered some other updates related to my recent international trip, the message is a bit shorter than normal. Still, you can listen to it online at the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also subscribe to the Eastbrook podcast here or follow Eastbrook Church on Twitter. I’ve included my outline for the message below:

Honor God by having His perspective on your resources

  • God Owns Everything (Psalm 24:1; 50:10-12)
  • Our Resources are a Gift from God (James 1:17)

Honor God by giving the first fruits of your resources to Him

  • The offering of the first fruits (Leviticus 23:9-14; Deuteronomy 26:1-3)
  • The concept of the tithe, or ten percent (Deuteronomy 14:22-29; Malachi 3:10)

Honor God by neutralizing the idol of money with generosity

  • The power of money (Matthew 6:24; 1 Timothy 6:10)
  • The power of generosity (2 Corinthians 9:10-11; Acts 2:45; 4:33-37)

Honor God by working hard and trusting Him in lean times

  • Overcome idleness with hard work (2 Thessalonians 3:6-13)
  • Trust in lean times (Psalm 9:18; 12:5)

Honor God by storing up treasures for His Kingdom

  • Two types of treasure (Matthew 6:19-21)
  • Kingdom treasures (2 Corinthians 8:1-7; James 1:26-27)
 
3 Comments

Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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3 responses to “What About Our Finances?

  1. Richard Dassow

    January 23, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Great message!
    “Rewards” teaching would be great.
    Never ever heard a sermon on this.
    Randy Alcorn has good teaching on this.
    Money, Possessions and Eternity book.

     
    • Matt Erickson

      January 23, 2012 at 10:15 am

      Thanks, Richard. I’m not sure what you mean by “Rewards” teaching. I am familiar with Alcorn’s book, The Treasure Principle. Is that the book you are mentioning?

       
  2. Mark Toth

    January 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Awesome message this weekend, Matt. Pretty amazing that you were able to fit both the persecuted church around the world AND finances into one sermon! Both were extremely powerful. We’re truly blessed to have you @ Eastbrook!

     

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