7 Foundations of a Healthy Marriage Pt6

Finances – A

Sunday, September 15, 2019

I. 7 Foundations of a Healthy Marriage

Foundation verses: (Ps. 127:1-2; Matt. 7:24-27)

A.Finances & Stewardship (Spiritual Overview)

1.Jesus taught about money and stewardship more than any other single subject. Why?

a.God is our Source. (1 Cor. 8:6 AMP; Phil. 4:19)

b.God wants us blessed in a cursed world, and we need His guidance to have good success.

~(John 10:10 AMP; 2 Cor. 8:9)

~(Gen. 3:17-19) we live in a cursed world

~(Josh. 1:8) good success vs. bad success

c.Finances/stewardship affects every other area of our lives (marriage/children/lifestyle choices…)

d.(Matt. 6:19-21, 24-33 NLT) Our money is linked to our heart.

~Your heart is where your money is.

~Our money follows our hearts and our hearts will follow our money.

e.(Mark 10:17-30) Money reveals the true condition of our heart.

~Jesus used money to reveal his heart.

f.(Luke 16:1-13) Money is a test for “true riches”in life and eternity.

~(v8) This is where the confusion comes in. God IS NOTpraising the dishonest behavior!

~He’s acknowledging that the unjust steward now sees that money can influence his and others future in a positive way.

~(v9) “fail”– to die; Your investment of finances into seeing lives changed for the kingdom will pay you dividends into eternity!

g.(1 Tim. 6:6-10, 17-18) With finances and riches come temptations and dangers.


[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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