The Church Just Wants Your Money
Satisfaction = Seeking Jesus First • June 19, 2016 • Ben Jamison
Everything today that the world calls awesome will eventually wind up in a yard sale or a junk pile. Satisfaction is the result of seeking Jesus first in everything we do. Response: • What were the three best gifts you received as a child? • Are those items still as valuable to you today as they were when you received them? Read 1 Kings 18:20-21. • Have you ever been around someone silent and indecisive like the people in those verses? 3 Reasons People Are Indecisive (Especially About Giving) 1 - Lack of Trust • Describe a time when something felt shady and you weren't comfortable being there or giving money to something. 2 - " Drive-by Guilting" • Are you more motivated to do something because of guilt or because of love for someone? 3 - Fear • Have you feared something so much it affected the way you live? If we're going to trust God with the verses about heaven, we have to trust Him about the verses on money, too.
God Wants Our Heart
June 12, 2016 • June 12, 2016 • Ben Jamison
Talking about money is not something anybody wants to do, yet Jesus talked about it more than everything except the Kingdom of God. Question: If you were to rank your priorities in life, where would Jesus rank? If Jesus is not Lord of all, eventually He will not be Lord at all in our lives. Scripture for today: Re-read at home... 1 Kings 17:1; 18:1-2, 16-19 Matthew 6:24 Genesis 4:2-5 Genesis 28:20-22 Leviticus 27:30 Matthew 23:23 Matthew 6:21 It’s not a money issue; it’s a heart issue. God doesn’t need our money; He wants our hearts and we need His blessing. God doesn’t want something from us, but He wants something for us. What are those things that you are putting before God right now that are preventing us from receiving God’s best?