Mastering your money

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  • Follow-up Part of the transformation is how we view and use money False view of MOney
  • This is lie and in fact if hold on this we can be more miserable ever There are many things money cannot buy 3 words
  • Part of the sermon on the month Jesus is aware of our needs Our default is to fear and we make decisions out of fear Ex. Go into loan sharks/Illegal recruiters/compromising situations The bible speaks not of fear but of… Faith
  • From fear it must be faith Put our trust in God as result of knowing who God is Applicable in all areas of life Stacey Woods , the founder of InterVarsity The problem is
  • What is greed Howard Hughes had everything (money, power, influence, wanted more, but never satisfied and a junkie and insane) It is a lie and it is crazy to believe that wealth and possession will bring lasting happiness Fourthly
  • A choice we have to make Make God a senior partner/CEO Live simply Simply trust God Illustration Fisherman
  • Stress buster is to give it away Mazatec Indians believes is “limited good” do not wish people well In the bible the principle is totally different More blessed to give than to receive Acts 20:25
  • God knows what need But we need to operate from the Kingdom’s perspective What one thing you need to do so that money will not be our master us but being the master of our money
  • Mastering your money

    1. 1. Mastering you Money Matthew 6:19-33
    2. 2. money and the things it can buy as the answer to all our problems We view…
    3. 3. I. Fear <ul><li>&quot;So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life - whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.&quot; Matthew 6:25 (NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>Whether conscious of it or not, we have this fear that one day we won’t have what we need. </li></ul>
    4. 4. II. Faith <ul><li>“ You have so little faith! So don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Your heavenly Father knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day.&quot; Matthew 6:30-32(NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>Overcome this scarcity mentality with faith mentality. </li></ul>
    5. 5. is that we are spending too much on wants, not needs. The problem…
    6. 6. III. Fake <ul><li>&quot;Beware! Don’t be greedy for what you don’t have. Real life is not measured by how much we own.&quot; Luke 12:15 (NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not believe the lie that the more we have, the happier we will be. </li></ul>
    7. 7. IV. Follow <ul><li>No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other… You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24 (NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>Make the decision that acquiring money and more possessions will not be the operating principle of your life. </li></ul>
    8. 8. &quot;The One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” G.K. Chesterton There are two ways to get enough…
    9. 9. V. Forward <ul><li>Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where they can be eaten by moths and get rusty, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven... Matthew 6:19-21 (NLT) </li></ul><ul><li>There is more than enough to go around, if those who had enough would just let go of their excess. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>There is no question that money is important for our daily existence, but the question is, are we controlling our money, or is money controlling us? </li></ul>

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