Money Matter

Aug 16, 2020    Ritchie Johnson    1 Corinthians

Slide 1: 1 Cor. 4:3 But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by [any] human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. ... 8 You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become kings without us; and indeed, [I] wish that you had become kings so that we also might reign with you. ... 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are prudent in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are distinguished, but we are without honor. 11 To this present hour we are both hungry and thirsty, and are poorly clothed, and are roughly treated, and are homeless; 12 and we toil, working with our own hands; when we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure; 13 when we are slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things, [even] until now.

Slide 2: Paul defended his right to make a living from his ministry.

Slide 3: Matt. 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in [the] way of [the] Gentiles, and do not enter [any] city of the Samaritans; 6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. ... 8 "Heal [the] sick, raise [the] dead, cleanse [the] lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 9 "Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts, 10 or a bag for [your] journey, or even two coats, or sandals, or a staff; for the worker is worthy of his support.

Slide 4: Love is greater than liberty!

Slide 5: When it comes the grey areas, sometimes you just can’t win.

Slide 6: Sometimes, the Spirit may lead YOU to a strong stance on a conscience issue for HIS purposes.

Slide 7: Don’t make your conscience issue someone else’s law!