Jan 13, 2019 |Therefore

Money Culture

01.13.19 | Therefore

Money Culture

Ephesians 5

Every day we are bombarded with messaging from our culture, especially when it comes to money. How does the Gospel challenge our perspective on money given to us by our culture? Brad Kidder shares with us how Jesus Himself in his words confronts us in our understandings about money, and provides a path for right living and peace.

Ephesians 5

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When I was 27, I grew accustomed to more fear Accumulated 10 times over throughout the years My newfound life made all of me magnified How many accolades do I need to block denial? The shock value of my success put bolts in me All this money, is God playin' a joke on me? Is it for the moment, and will he see me as Job? Take it from me and leave me worse than I was before? At 27, my biggest fear was losin' it all Scared to spend money, had me sleepin' from hall to hall
. Scared to go back to Section 8 with my mama stressin' 30 shows a month and I still won't buy me no Lexus Kendrick Lamar   Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21   Financial freedom my only hope forget livin’ rich and dyin’ broke Jay-Z   The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Matthew 6:22-24   Desperado hauled cattle Grady drove trucks Justin had a hotdog stand Kevin sold records And Brent sold shoes And Gary was a garbage man Yeah, we're laughing all the way to the bank' Cause it all just seems so funny A bunch of guys like us In a big tour bus Making that easy money Brad Paisley   Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:25-34  
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