This past week our Average series concluded with a message about how to have average finances.
It is so easy to have average finances. Staying right in the middle keeps us from any guilt about having too much or too little. To make it even easier, Pastor Tim shared 3 principles that will help you to excel in your average finances.
- The more you have, the happier you will be.
- The faster you acquire something, the better your life will be.
- When in doubt, get your credit card out.
This series has been about practical advice presented with a twist, and this message is no different. The truth is that God wants our finances to be anything but average. It’s not because God really cares about our money. It is because behind our finances is a deeper issue that God wants to deal with in all of us. It’s our heart. That’s what God cares about, your heart! To help us find freedom in our finances, Pastor Tim provided the Biblical guidelines that lead to healthy finances.
- Money is a great servant, but a horrible master.
- Position your finances under God’s blessing.
- Discover the power of being content.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 (NIV)
“Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
Leviticus 27:30 (NIV)
“A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.”
Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
There are so many people that are living in slavery to their finances. They think that if they can just get more, they will finally be happy. Having more will never make you happy. True happiness is not found IN SOMETHING. It is found IN SOMEONE, and His name is Jesus.
There is nothing average about a life lived with Jesus…not your life, not your marriage, not your relationship with your children and certainly not in your finances. Jesus is calling you to be more than average. How will you respond?
To watch last week’s sermon, click here.