2. Earning God's Money

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Materials for a five-week sermon series called "40 Days of Money" based on Randy Alcorn’s book Managing God's Money were created by Conrad Dueck, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Emo, Ontario, Canada. These Powerpoint presentations correspond with his full sermons. All of his materials are available at http://www.epm.org/resources/2011/Oct/16/mgm-resources-pastors/, subsection “Sermon Series Materials”.

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2. Earning God's Money

  1. 1. Of Money
  2. 2. What should we do withGod’s money?
  3. 3. 1. It’s YOUR money.2. Money will make you happy.3. Money is evil.4. God wants you to be rich.5. Money is the measure of your life
  4. 4. 1. God cares more about your heart than you money.2. Money points us to the gospel.3. It is okay to want money to live, just remember what you are living for.4. The goal is contentment, not wealth.5. You are rich.
  5. 5. Spend It Give Earn It ItUnderstand What should Teach It we do with It God’s money?
  6. 6. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor meettogether; the LORD is the maker of them all.
  7. 7. 1. God wants us to work forour money
  8. 8. 1. We were created to work. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15)
  9. 9. 1. We were created to work. (Gen 1:27-28)2. Through work we provide for our families. (Proverbs 28:19)
  10. 10. 1. We were created to work. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15)2. Through work we provide for our families (Proverbs 28:19)3. Not working (being lazy) is a sin. (Romans 10:10-11)
  11. 11. 1. We were created to work. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15)2. Through work we provide for our families. (Proverbs 28:19)3. Not working (being lazy) is a sin. (Romans 10:10-11)4. Hard work wins the respect of others. (1 Thess 4:11-12)
  12. 12. “Make it your ambition to lead a quietlife, to mind your own business and towork with your hands, just as we toldyou, so that your daily life may win therespect of outsiders and so that you willnot be dependent on anybody.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
  13. 13. 1. We were created to work. (Gen 1:27-28; 2:15)2. Through work we provide for our families. (Proverbs 28:19)3. Not working (being lazy) is a sin. (Romans 10:10-11)4. Hard work wins the respect of others. (1 Thess 4:11-12)5. Hard workers can get rich. (Proverbs 10:4)
  14. 14. If people think business is evil, they will hesitate tostart businesses, and they will never feel real freedomto enjoy working in business, because it will always betainted with the faint cloud of false guilt. Who can enjoybeing an evil materialist who works with evil money toearn evil profits by exploiting laborers and producingmaterial goods that feed people’s evil greed andenhance their evil pride and sustain their evil inequalityof possessions and feed their evil competitiveness?Who wants to devote his life to such an evil pursuit asbusiness? Wayne Grudem, Business for the Glory of God
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  16. 16. 2. God plans for some of hisChildren to be Wealthy
  17. 17. To be rich?
  18. 18. You are rich.
  19. 19. “For you know the grace of our Lord JesusChrist, that though he was rich, yet for yoursakes he became poor, so that you through hispoverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9
  20. 20. You are rich.Riches count for nothingin the end.
  21. 21. You are rich.Riches count for nothingin the end.Making money can neverbe the end goal.
  22. 22. “Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerningenough to desist. When your eyes light on it, itis gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flyinglike an eagle toward heaven.” Proverbs 23:4-5“A faithful man will abound with blessings, butwhoever hastens to be rich will not gounpunished.” Proverbs 28:20
  23. 23. “The first Christians were clearly and consistentlygenerous in giving from their wealth and concernedto impact unjust social structures as well as toalleviate personal suffering.” Blomberg, 67
  24. 24. 3. We must pay attention to God’swarnings to the Rich
  25. 25. 1. Trusting in money, and not God. (Psalm 52:7)
  26. 26. 1. Trusting in money, and not God. (Psalm 52:7)2. Thinking you are better than others. (James 2:1-5)
  27. 27. 1. Trusting in money, and not God. (Psalm 52:7)2. Thinking you are better than others. (James 2:1-5)3. Causing Church Problems (1 Corinthians 5)
  28. 28. 1. Trusting in money, and not God. (Psalm 52:7)2. Thinking you are better than others. (James 2:1-5)3. Causing Church Problems (1 Corinthians 5)4. Being responsible to God for more. (Luke 12:48)

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