Stewards of God's Resources (Exodus 20:15, Ephesians 4:20-28, Luke 12:13-21, Philippians 2:4, 1 John 3:17)Pastor Spencer Ewing, October 20, 2019
Part of the Heidelberg Catechism 2019 series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
|« All things to All Men||Got Faith?||The Church that was too Tolerant »|
Exodus 20:15 (Listen)
15 “You shall not steal.
Ephesians 4:20–28 (Listen)
20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!—21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Luke 12:13–21 (Listen)
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
Philippians 2:4 (Listen)
4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
1 John 3:17 (Listen)
17 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?