Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:17-18, Matthew 6:24, Luke 12:13-34 | Speaker: Keith Jagger | Series: The Master In this third of three sermons on finances, church, and Grassroots, Pastor Keith turns his focus to the role of money in ministry. After we have money under control, and if we are giving at least ten percent away to rid ourselves of the negative side of money's influence upon us, then what do we do with the rest? With teaching from Jesus's parable about the rich fool and Paul's advice to Timothy, we recognize that any excess money we have is meant to be invested in something that lasts. We are to move money in a way that makes everlasting ministry. To do so, we have to be generous and ready to share, focus our efforts on good works, and discover a life that is really life. Closing off this series, Pastor Keith casts a vision for what a next-level financial reality looks like at Grassroots.
Bible Text: 1 Timothy 6:17, Proverbs 11:28, Ecclesiastes 5:8-10, Deuteronomy 26:1-10, 2Corinthians 9:6-8 | Speaker: Keith Jagger | Series: The Master In this second of three sermons on money and finances, Pastor Keith explores the corrupting power of money. Money tends to make us arrogant. And money vies for our hope. It wants us to put our hope in it. From the earliest times, God has offered an antidote to the corrupting influence of money. He asks us to give a portion of it away. And for the people of God, he asks us to give a tithe and offerings to our local community of believers. Giving and generosity releases us from the power of riches.
Bible Text: Matthew 6:24 | Speaker: Keith Jagger, Nadia LaRussa | Series: The Master *The first few minutes were not recorded due to techincal issues In the first of three sermons on finances, Pastor Keith and Grassroots' Financial Director Nadia LaRussa share about the importance of having our money under control. Money is supposed to help us serve God. We cannot become servants of money. Taking their cue from Jesus's essential teaching on money in Matthew 6.24, we lear what it means to despise money by exposing its lies and abusive track record. We learn to keep our money under control by being experts of our budgets. And we take the first step to freedom from the power of money by getting out of debt. We cannot serve both God and money.