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Living Faith Journey: Handling Money and People Rightly
September 19, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
James 5:1-2

Living Faith Journey: Handling Money and People Rightly

September 19, 2021 / James 5:1-2

Living Faith Journey: Handling Money and People Rightly

By: Senior Pastor, Dr. Will McRaney

Influencers on Our Lives and Decisions, Including Making & Using Money

  • Unspiritual – fleshy desires
  • Earthly – worldly influences
  • Demonic – demonic attacks

James 5:1-2

1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.  Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 

James Words: Background & Context

Resources

  • God was responsible for us our resources.
  • We are responsible for how we use our resources. He sets the .

What are the Results of Money?

  • The misuse of our resource ultimately results in .
  • The misuse of resource ultimately results in .
  • The misuse of resource ultimately results in .

Reason & Response to Misuse

  • James gives why owner is condemned – v. 4a
  • James gives us God’s . v. 4b

God Speaks…

  • Prov. 20:10 – Differing weights and differing measures –  the Lord  them both.
  • Prov. 11:1 – The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find with him.
  • Prov. 16:11 – scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of making.

Biblical Principles & Perspectives: re Money

  • We are , not owners.
  • How we people matters to God and has consequences.
  • Use scales. His standard is higher.
  • Accountability with greater gifts Luke 12:48

We have Two Options with Resources

  • – temporal
  • by investing in and giving to Kingdom purposes and people –

Our Response

  • Individually…
    • Answer – What you will do with Jesus?
    • Receive Christ – start here
    • Commit to Growing in Knowing Christ
    • Commit to Helping Others
  • Join the Team … Get in the Boat – become a covenant member of our Church family & grab an oar

 

 

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