Welcome To Pastor Garry Clark’s PowerPoint presentation fromthe September 3rd sermon: INSIDE JOB!…MONEY! Information on ordering a DVD copy of this sermonwill be available at the end of this presentation
1 Timothy 6:6-126 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
1 Timothy 6:6-129 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:6-1211 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
THE LOVE OF MONEY HAS RUINED MANY CHURCHES • Embezzelment • Mismanagement • Entitlements Luke 14:11For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
THERE SHOULD BE NO SHORTCUTS Commitment Leadership Good Work Ethic Diligence Integrity Punctuality Production
Psalms 66:12Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
An Example Is:“The Prosperity Gospel” Name It, Claim It, Blab It, Have It!
“Most of these guys and gals ain’t seen a verse yet that didn’t have a dollar $ign on it!” Pastor Garry ClarkFellowship Church of Englewood
The Apostle Paul Dealt With Some Money Issues In The Corinthian Church… Just Like He Dealt With Divisions, Gossip, Immorality, Etc.
1 Corinthians 9:9-11 & 149 For it is written in the law of Moses, thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? 10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
1 Corinthians 9:9-11 & 1411 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things? 14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
2 Corinthians 9:1-51 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: 2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.
2 Corinthians 9:1-53 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: 4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
2 Corinthians 9:1-55 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
Because We Love Money, We Disobey God’s Word When It Comes To Giving Financially To The Lord’s Work
Read With Me… Malachi 3:8-128 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Malachi 3:8-1210 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:8-1211 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
If When We Read These Verses, One Of The First Things You Thought Was: “That’s The Old Testament,Or That Was The Law,Or That Was For Israel…” …Good Chance YouDon’t Give FinanciallyTo God’s Work!
If When We Read These Verses, One Of The First Things You Thought Was: “That’s The Old Testament,Or That Was The Law,Or That Was For Israel…” …Or, You Give Very Little To God’s Work!
If When We Read These Verses, One Of The First Things You Thought Was: “That’s The Old Testament,Or That Was The Law,Or That Was For Israel…” …Or, You Love Money More Than You LoveJesus Christ!
If When We Read These Verses, One Of The First Things You Thought Was: “That’s The Old Testament,Or That Was The Law,Or That Was For Israel…” …Or, You Don’t Believe You Can Give To God’s Work & Meet Your Financial Obligations Too!
I Say This To Help You! Not Because I Want Your Money!
This Is Satan’s Plan! John 10:10aThe thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
This Is Satan’s Plan! he Wants You CONFUSED!
This Is Satan’s Plan! he Wants You COCKY!
This Is Satan’s Plan! he Wants You CHEAP!
This Is Satan’s Plan! he Wants You CURSED!