A Soul Conversation

Here are the notes from Sunday’s 3rd installment: “A Soul Conversation.”  For video of this sermon click here.  For audio, click here

Sub-Urban III                         
A Soul Conversation               
5.15.11
Text: Luke 12:13-21
Legend: “I Need More.”

Main Idea: All you have is nothing unless God has all of you. 

Luke 12:13-14

I. Human nature tends toward self-worship.
A. Self-worship results in comfort worship.
B. Life doesn’t consist in what we possess.

Luke 12:15-21

II. The fool believes he is in control of his life.

A. This man thought he was the author of his success. 

  1. A fool manages finances without God’s input. (thought to himself)
  2. A fool is self-centered (“I” is stated 6 times in 3 verses).
  3. A fool believes he can work his way to security.
  4. A fool thinks he is in control of his own life and resources.
  5. A fool believes he owns something.
  6. A fool thinks his financial decisions are a “personal matter.”
  7. A fool talks only to his soul, instead of God, when making financial choices.
  8. A fool thinks he needs more.
  9. A fool thinks he’ll find life in the abundance of his possessions.
  10. A fool doesn’t realize he is created to glorify God. 
  11. In the end, a fool loses everything. 

III. Your life consists not in what you possess, but in what possesses you. 

Main Idea: All you have is nothing unless God has all of you. 

Disturbing realities:

  • 20% of Christians in theU.S.give nothing to the church, and that the vast majority give “very little.” 
  • Annual giving for an American Christian is about $200
  • 5% provide 60% of the money churches and religious groups use to operate.

Biblical New Testament giving is cheerful, sacrificial, and regular.

Proverbs 3:9-10   9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;  10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. 

Objections to being faithful in giving:

1) The NT doesn’t teach tithing.
2) I can’t afford to give that much away.
3) I can’t trust the church with money.
4) If the church needs me to give, they’ll mention it.

Main Idea: All you have is nothing unless God has all of you. 

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.
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1 Response to A Soul Conversation

  1. marcy says:

    Thanks!

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