4/28/2012 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman

April 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/28/2012 – MONEY: Is it Servant or Master? – Pastor Shane Idleman)

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

Throughout the centuries, the church has watched as the pendulum swung between two thoughts: vows of poverty and the “prosperity gospel.” In times past, Christians equated oaths of poverty with deep spiritual maturity; whereas the “prosperity gospel” echoes the opposite…wealth is a sign of God’s favor. Both extremes offer a false sense of spirituality. Poverty does not necessarily enhance spirituality, and the “prosperity gospel” is not the real gospel. God may prosper us but that is secondary—a relationship with Christ is primary….
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Money, Pride & Destructive Relationships Hinder Holiness

December 18th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Money, Pride & Destructive Relationships Hinder Holiness)

As mentioned last week: If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives.

The first area was our “time.” I John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” We claim that we don’t have time for God, but we find time to enjoy the things of this world. If we don’t schedule time, time will schedule for us. “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Time is not like money; it can’t be earned, borrowed, or saved. You do, however, spend it, so spend wisely.

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