Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12) 

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12) We are currently in a verse-by-verse study of the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is often overlooked and misunderstood. Some read it and conclude it is depressing and dark, but it is a necessary book for our spiritual maturity because it vividly captures theContinue reading Wealth is Vanity (Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12) 

A Biblical Perspective of Possessions: Give Generously (6:19-24)

While the vast majority of born-again Christians want to give generously, very few actually do. According to a recent study , only 10–25 % of Church members regularly give. Religious giving is down 50% since 1990 and Christians are giving around 2.5% of income. Compare this to 3.3% given during the Great Depression. One statisticContinue reading “A Biblical Perspective of Possessions: Give Generously (6:19-24)”

Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)

I have never met a Christian who likes the Pharisees.  In fact, I would be shocked if someone came up to me and said, “I think the Pharisees were actually the good guys and Jesus was too harsh with them.”  Christians recognize that the Pharisees, as a group, were religious hypocrites.  They said one thingContinue reading “Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)”

True Riches (Luke 16:9-13)

 Last Sunday we discussed “You and Your Money”. Using the parable of the dishonest manager from Luke 16:1-8, we were reminded of three (3) principles concerning money and possessions: 1) it is not your money, 2) you are a manager of God’s money, and 3) you are accountable for how you manage God’s money.  TheContinue reading “True Riches (Luke 16:9-13)”

You and Your Money (Luke 16:1-8)

Parable of the Dishonest Manager In Luke 16:1-8, Jesus tells us about a rich man who employed a man to manage his money and accounts.  The manager was dishonest and was charged with wasting his master’s possessions.  When the charges were brought to the master, he ordered the manger to turn in “the account ofContinue reading “You and Your Money (Luke 16:1-8)”