$$$ Money Matters $$$ – Part 1

Posted: September 29, 2015 in Christian Life, Giving, Gospel, Money, Salvation

Part 1

If you had access to a person’s check book, bank statement, and his day planner, you could learn a lot about him and the things that really matter to him.  In His parables Jesus often spoke about money.  He wasn’t a fundraiser. But He dealt with money matters because money matters. For some of us, though, it matters too much.

Every true Christian should share God’s thoughts  on the subject of money.  With this in mind, and since all of us will give an account of himself/herself to God (Romans 14:12), we invite you to look up the Biblical answers to the following questions.

From whom do good and perfect gifts come? James 1:17

Who else can provide desirable things? Matthew 4:3, 6, 9; 2 Peter 2:15

How does God want us to do our work? Ephesians 6:5-8; Proverbs 6:6

Who enables us to work and gives us strength? Philippians 2:13; 4:13; John 15:5

Who ultimately is responsible for promotions? Psalm 75:6; Daniel 4:17, 25

What does a maturing believer’s giving express? Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4:19

Why do many carnal / legalistic Christians give? Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1

How are poor people often abused by false teachers? Isaiah 56:11; 2 Peter 2:19

What did Jesus say about poor people? John 12:8; See Galatians 6:10

Who are “the least of these My brethren,” and how is this twisted by false teachers who promote a “Social Gospel?”*  Matthew 25:40; Revelation 7:4-8

What happened to two believers who lied about their giving? Acts 5:5

What doesn’t God want believers to do? 1 Timothy 6:10. See Matthew 6:9, 10

Who can/doesn’t benefit from our giving/not giving? Romans 15:26

How many tithes and what total percentage were the Jews required to give? Why?  Numbers 18:20-32; Deuteronomy 14:23-29; Malachi 3:8-12

What percentage of his income should a Christian give?  Why? 0%, 3%, 10%, 23%, 50%, 90%?  Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:7

To whom should a believer give? Galatians 6:6; Philippians 4:14-16; 1 Timothy 5:8-17; 1 Corinthians 9:7-14

To whom should we not give? Proverbs 5:10; 2 Corinthians 11:11-13; 2 John 1:11

Who gave to you your time, talents, treasure? 1 Corinthians 4:7; Acts 17:28; 1 Peter 4:10

How are you using/abusing them? Be honest! 1 Corinthians 7:31; 10:31

Is God pleased/grieved by your actions/inaction? 2 Corinthians 5:9; Ephesians 4:30; James 4:17

What can/can’t we lose at the Bema Seat Judgment? 1 Corinthians 3:14; John 10:28, 29

What’s wrong with the “Health, Wealth, Prosperity Gospel”? 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 1 Timothy 6:8; Hebrews 13:5; 2 Peter 2:3**

Why won’t socialism/communism work today? Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-23  (Watch an animated video.***)

Do you view yourself as an owner or a manager of the resources you have? Luke 12:15ff; 16:1ff

What good would it be for you to gain the whole world and lose your own soul? Mark 8:36

What do we need to do to be saved? Acts 16:31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4

With God’s help, what changes will you make in your life?  Why? James 4:17; 1 Corinthians 10:31

Help.  We’re here to assist those who are teachable and willing to change (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17).  We can be reached at 805-238-3549 or through our website: www.kelseypeach.com.

*Social Gospel: http://www.middletownbiblechurch.org/mevangel/greatcom

**The Most Evil Man.  https://www.raptureready.com/rr-evil.html

***Socialism. http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=animated+video+socialism+won’t+work&qpvt=animated+video+socialism+won%27t+work&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=6562BF04F34168B853CC6562BF04F34168B853CC

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