Sunday, 20 September 2009

Money As God - Part 1

This is a summary of the things we covered in Week 2 of our study on 'God & Money':

1. What alternatives are discussed in these verses?
Matthew 6:19-24 - There are only 2 alternatives given in these verses, there doesn't seem to be any 'middle ground'. These are:
  • Serving God Vs Serving Money
  • Treasures on earth Vs Treasures in Heaven
2. What does it mean to 'serve money'?
We serve money by seeking it instead of God, in this way it becomes a form of idolatry.

Romans 1:21-25
3. What ought we be spurred to do as we regard God's good creation?
  • Glorify God.
  • Give thanks to God.
  • Worship & Serve God.
4. What do we tend to do instead?
  • Our thinking becomes futile.
  • Our hearts become dark.
  • We exchange the truth for a lie.
  • We worship & serve created things.
5. We then looked at some of the dangers of money:
  • Becomming proud & as a result forgetting God. (Deut 8:6-18)
  • Worries of this life & wealth can choke the word of God out of our lives. (Matt 13:18-23)
  • It causes us unnecessary worry! (Luke 12:16-31)
6. Some attitudes towards money that we should avoid:
7. Godly attitudes we should adopt
That was all from last week. There is alot that we've covered so far and a lot more that we're going to cover.



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