What does the Bible say about wealth and money? How are we to use it to glorify God? Alistair Begg addresses the topic of money in these sermons. Download or listen to them for free.
In light of God’s ownership of everything, the Bible has a lot to say about money and giving. True giving must always be in response to recognizing we are the recipients of undeserved grace, and realizing we are mere managers of what God has given us. Unlike paying a utility bill, giving to the church should be a willing, joyful, and sacrificial practice.
This sermon reminds us that God is not disgusted at money itself, but He IS disgusted when it becomes the dominating devotion of one’s life. Do we, as God’s stewards, ever give until it hurts, or do we give out of our abundance? Does fear make us give because we have to, or does love make us give because we want to?
When God’s people, under the leadership of Nehemiah, chose to obey Scriptural principles, radical things happened in their community. Alistair Begg takes us back to the Old Testament account of Nehemiah and together we’ll discover how these same principles can spark changes in our own lives, families and finances!
Is it sinful to be rich? Are Christians expected to live monastic lives and denounce the wealthy? Alistair Begg explains that there is no sin in wealth that is honestly gained and wisely managed. Although wealth ultimately comes from God, the rich face peculiar dangers and shoulder significant responsibilities as well.
What does the Bible say about those who have lots of money? In the fifth chapter of James, we find a stinging rebuke to those who misuse their wealth. Alistair Begg instructs those who have been blessed with fortune to stay humble, put their hope in God instead of their wealth, and share their resources with those in need.
When covetousness takes hold of people, they will go to great lengths to secure their desires. Often this is done at the expense of those who are destitute and unable to defend themselves. Alistair Begg warns us that greed will not go unpunished and that money will not be a shield against God’s judgment.