Define Christian – Trust God to Provide – takes us into the ministry of the prophet Elijah. If you were watching the life and times of Ahab the wicked king of Israel the series would be restricted.
Can you delight in duty? How about delighting in a trip down the parkway? It’s almost that time again. The glorious colors of Carolina forests will erupt from the relatively boring green mountain sides. God paints the landscape!
Last week we learned the hard truth that while money can help make life easier in some ways, it cannot bring true happiness and fulfillment. This week we see that as much as money lets us down in life, its ultimate failure to deliver on its promises happens in death.
Serve God with money. That is a hard truth. Our text from Luke 16 is one of the more confusing parables to folks. Yet, it’s message is simple. It’s not your money.
Jesus wants focused followers. However, one of the things that can most easily get in the way of our focus is our earthly possessions. It is no surprise, therefore, that Jesus’ words so frequently focus his followers on wealth. Jesus’ followers don’t reject earthly wealth or despise it. They can be grateful for every good gift that comes from the hand of God.