Sermons on Finances

Sermons on Finances

The Best Reason to Make More Money

The desire to get richer for selfish reasons will only lead to an impoverished life. The best reason to make more money is so that you can give it away. At the end of our lives, God will know how much we spent, saved, and sacrificed. Proverbs 11:23-31 23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good,     the expectation of the wicked in wrath. 24 One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;     another withholds what he should give, and only suffers…

Saving for a Rainy Day

We need not wonder if hard times will come but prepare for when they arrive. God’s Word provides helpful wisdom regarding how to make sacrifices now to experience security later. Our lives will be full of unexpected and unavoidable changes. While we cannot predict our final outcomes, we must prepare for certain possibilities. What Proverbs Teaches About Savings Failure to provide financially will wreak havoc in your life. A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the…

What the Joneses Never Tell You

The greatest obstacle to contentment is comparison. Debt seeks to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. The Culture’s Position on Debt You might envy the stuff that another has, but you don’t know the stress that it takes to keep it. Comparison leads to discontentment; discontentment often leads to debt. Debt attempts to secure our happiness now by committing to pay more for it later. 2019 Averages Average household credit card debt – $8,398…

The Lamentable Legacy of Laziness

While laziness seems to be an accepted cultural disposition, it significantly lessens an individual’s overall opportunities. God’s Word highlights both the blessings and the benefits of hard work. Excuses When you blame laziness on your personality, you covertly attempt to blame God for your lack of effort. Laziness is not a disease or a dysfunction but a decision. Laziness leads to a financial mess and a tarnished legacy. Your personal diligence is related to the glory of God and the…

The Other Side of the Coin

Both the rich and the poor are in danger of neglecting God’s wisdom regarding finances. No matter how much you possess, you must be careful to prioritize biblical perspectives and biblical practices. Reminders About Proverbs Proverbs are more scattered than sequential. Proverbs are more principles than promises. Proverbs are more expressive than exhaustive. Proverbs 30:7-9 Two things I ask of you;     deny them not to me before I die: 8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying;     give me neither poverty nor…

Robbing God’s Resources

When we interpret God’s blessings as our accomplishments, we are prone to stinginess over generosity. The people of God are given the blessings of God to use for the purposes of God. Malachi 3:6-12 6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. 7 From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord…

Were the Whole Realm of Nature Mine

As Jesus prepares for His sacrificial offering on the cross, Mary prepared a sacrificial offering for Him through an alabaster jar. As followers of Jesus, there is no gift too extravagant to lay before our Savior. Mark 14:1-11 14:1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be…

Giving Much Doesn’t Require Having Much

The rich and distinguished people in Jesus’ day believed that their worldly affluence provided them with divine acceptance. When Jesus praised a poor widow’s offering, He revealed that the heart of giving is more important than the amount of giving. Mark 12:35-44 35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my…