Money Talks (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)

Main Point: When grace changes your heart it also changes your wallet.

Pitfalls to Avoid

  1. Defensiveness
  2. Delusions
  3. Comparison
  4. Legalism

A Grace-Shaped Wallet…

  1. Gives Regularly
  2. Gives Strategically
  3. Gives in Response

Additional Sermon Content

Don’t store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

No one can serve two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Matthew 6:24

Generous Giving is the heart of the gospel.
Generous Giving is a sign that Jesus is our joy.
Generous Giving is a confidence that we inherit the coming kingdom..

David Pinckney

Practices of Generosity

  1. Evaluate
  2. Meditate On “God Gave”
  3. Pray to Feel Needy
  4. Tithe Your Money & Time
  5. Commit to a Habit that Hurts


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