Harbor City Church
Surrendering Our Relationships – Part 4, “Life, Love & Money”
March 14, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Deuteronomy 8:18

Surrendering Our Relationships – Part 4, “Life, Love & Money”

March 14, 2021 / Deuteronomy 8:18

Surrendering Our Relationships – Part 4

“Life, Love and Money”

 

Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV)

 

Un-Complicating Money

 

  • Jesus talked about money as much as and .

 

  • of the parables of Jesus had to do with money and .

 

Matthew 6:21 (NIV) For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

“If a person gets their attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area of their life.” ~ Rev. Billy Graham

 

Why Is Money So Complicated?

 

Luke 16:13 (NKJV)

 

 

Question: What would you be willing to do for 10 million dollars? (Book: The Day America Told The Truth)

 

  • 25% would abandon their entire family

 

  • 23% would become a prostitute for a week or more

 

  • 16% would give up their American citizenship

 

  • 10% would withhold testimony and let a murderer go free

 

  • 7% would kill a stranger

 

  • 3% would put their children up for adoption.

 

 

                       Exposing Some Lies We Buy Into

 

  • Having more money will make me more

 

Proverbs 18:11 (NIV)

The wealth of the rich is fortified city; they it a .

 

 

Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)

Keep your lives and with what you have, because God has said, “; .” So we say with confidence, “; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

 

  • The things I own I am.

 

Luke 12:15 (NLT)

Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”

 

Ecclesiastes 5:10 (NLT)

 Those who love money will never have enough. How absurd to think that wealth brings true happiness!

 

Romans 4:7-8 (NCV)

Happy are they whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty.

 

  • My stuff to .

 

1 Chronicles 29:10-12 (NIV)

“Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”

 

 

Un-Complicating Money

 

Leviticus 27:30 (TLB)

A tenth of all you produce… is the Lord’s, and it is holy.

 

Malachi 3:6-12 (NIV)

 “I the LORD do not change… Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the LORD Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the LORD Almighty.

 

 

  • Isn’t tithing an Old Testament ?

 

  • Tithing communicates that is .

 

Genesis 1:1 (NIV)

In the beginning God…

 

Exodus 20:1-3 (NIV)

And God spoke all these words: “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”

 

Deuteronomy 14:23 (LB)

The purpose of tithing is to teach you to always put God in first place in your life.

 

  • I to tithe

 

  • The doesn’t my money.

 

  • Tithing the church to do the of the Lord.

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