Teaching about Money and Possessions 12-03-18

Good day everyone and praise the Lord for another day to move forward. This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. The question of the day is; where are you storing your possessions? The words of Jesus will minister on that very subject this day so we don’t get it twisted.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, as our lives seem to pick up speed and are in danger of going into a “spin-cycle,” help us to stop and recall the true meaning of this Advent season. It is not all this running around, this frantic activity, lists and cards, feasts and festivals; it’s You, Lord, isn’t it? It’s commemorating Your gift to man – Mary’s divine visitation, her supreme faith and acceptance of the angel’s message, and Your gift forever after to all who will believe. Your gift has changed our lives! Oh Lord, help us to slow down and remember to make this coming Christmas Your day! In Your wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Teaching about Money and Possessions

Matthew 4:19-34

Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is! “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Quote of the Day

The spirit of Christmas needs to be superseded by the Spirit of Christ. The spirit of Christmas is annual; the Spirit of Christ is eternal. The spirit of Christmas is sentimental; the Spirit of Christ is supernatural. The spirit of Christmas is a human product; the Spirit of Christmas is a divine person. That makes all the difference in the world.

Stuart Briscoe






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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