Because of our changed identity in Jesus, our entire worldview shifts, including how we use, handle and view money. God speaks frequently about money in the bible because it's often an area of great reluctance and lack of transparency. God wants us to view money the way he sees money; not because he needs more of it, but because everything is the Lord’s. When our worldview shifts, we discover that God, more than anything else, wants our worship, devotion, and our heart. KEY TEXTS: 1 Samuel 16:6-7; Mark 12:41-44; Hosea 6:6; 1 Peter 2:9; Ephesians 2:19; Matthew 6:19-21; Mark 10:17-22; Psalm 24:1
Money Part 1 - What does God want from me?
January 10, 2016 • Bert Alcorn
Money Part 3 - Why would I give any less?
January 24, 2016 • Bert Alcorn
Giving is built on the invitation to put your trust in God and to know that he is good.We have been wholly changed by Jesus Christ, the son of God, and we are given the Holy Spirit to continue on the work of Jesus and make us more like him. Living in God’s kingdom, means seeing the world (and all of it’s contents) through his eyes. KEY TEXTS: Genesis 14:17-20; Hebrews 7:1-3; Exodus 22:29; Proverbs 3:9-10; Leviticus 23:22; Exodus 25:1-8; Luke 18:18-30; Acts 4:36-37; Acts 5:1-11; Luke 19:1-10; Acts 2:42-47; 2 Corinthians 9:5-12 **The audio from Anthem Ventura was corupted, so this is the audio from Bert's teaching at Anthem Thousand Oaks.
Money Part 2 - What does God say about money?
January 17, 2016 • Bert Alcorn
God is a good, gracious, giving, generous father who invites us into a life of fleeing the love of money and pursuing a different kind of life. KEY TEXTS: 1 Corinthians 4:1; Matthew 25:14-30; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Matthew 6:24-33; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 1 Timothy 6:18; Hebrews 13:5-6; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; 2 Corinthians 9:5-12