First United Methodist Church of Fort Meade, 135 East Broadway Ave., Fort Meade FL 33841, 863.285.9059
First United Methodist Church of Fort Meade
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Open hearts, Open minds, Open doors

Three Truths to Guide Our Financial Lives

 

The Bible has a great deal to say about our financial lives. In fact, more than 2,000 Scripture passages address the theme of money and Jesus spoke about our use of financial resources frequently. One of their central messages is that there is a connection between our relationship to money and possessions and our relationship to God. Three truths lay the foundation for how we approach this area of discipleship called stewardship:

  1. God created everything.

  2. God owns everything.

  3. As disciples of Jesus, we are not owners of our stuff, but trustees.  

 

God entrusted us with financial and physical resources to meet our needs and to help carry out his redemptive work in the world. Once we are able to offer God control of our finances, we can offer God our entire lives, and experience the spiritual freedom and joy that God intends for us. The New Testament describes it in Matthew 25:14-30and II Corinthians 8:9.