The Answer for Anxiety

At this moment, the world is experiencing varying degrees of panic over the spread of a previously unknown flu-like virus. For many people, and especially for many Americans, these are some of the most anxiety-filled moments in memory. What does the Bible have to say in such times? A lot, as it turns out –…

Beating the “I Want” Syndrome

We are focusing on greed in this third sermon in our “Possessing on Purpose” series. Greed is one of the biggest obstacles we need to overcome if we are going to use our time, talent and treasure for God’s purposes. That’s why Jesus warns us so sternly in this passage to guard our hearts against…

The Down-Side of Wealth

Like many things in life, wealth has both an upside and a downside. The upside is obvious. Money lets us cover necessities, pay the bills, and best of all store up treasures in Heaven, as we saw last week in the Parable of the Shrewd Manager. But wealth also has a significant downside. In fact,…

How to Be Clever with Your Cash

Some people go through life possessing by accident. That is, they use their financial resources to buy necessities and pay the bills, and then use whatever is left to amuse themselves. But what if there is more to it than that? What if our possessions have a far more important purpose? That’s the question we…