Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How To Be Rich

A few days ago, I was doing a Google search 0n wealth and Christianity, and I ran across a great sermon series website by Andy Stanley with North Point Community Church. Andy did this sermon series last year at his church, and this relates so much to the message I'm trying to get out to believers in this blog. Every Christian needs to watch these sermon videos!

Here are the key points from the How To Be Rich series:
  1. Step One: Congratulations! You are rich! If you live in the United States, you're already in the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Step Two: Daddy's money. Don't trust in your stack of money; trust in God! It's His money, anyway!
  3. Step Three: Dollar Cost Living. Rich people have options! Purposely set aside some of your free time and vacation time to help others. Be rich in good deeds. Be generous and willingly to share. Be extraordinary at serving and giving.
  4. Step Four: Diversify. Look at our wealth in light of eternity. Be rich towards God. God is the one who has provided everything that we have.

I would encourage you to check out this sermon series website. These messages from Andy are brief and well worth the view.

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