http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=21881&commentView=itemCommentsTitle: Turning Carnal Cash Into Kingdom CurrencySpeaker: Glenn Sheppard
Amen. Good word.
I have heard many sermons like this and I do appreciate them. However, just once I would like to hear a sermon like this coupled with *practical* advice as to how to go about doing it. He mentioned his friend who was "forced" into it by foreclosure and bankruptcy. I don't think God favors bankruptcy and foreclosure. So how does a Christian in America divest themselves of their worldly goods when they have bills, mortgages, car payments etc. Jesus told the rich young ruler to liquidate his assets and give the proceeds to the poor. But the fact is that if the average Christian in the US liquidates his assets he may not have anything left after paying his debts. In fact he may be in the hole!
Art Katz gives a similar admonition in "One Thing You Lack." Very powerful and convicting.http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=12162&commentView=itemComments
Here are some quotes that I thought were excellent:
And when you love something and it's gone from you, you weep bitterly. And I see more weeping today over the condition of our finances than I have seen for years in the altar of churches across America over the condition of the lostness of America.
Luxury is the heart right with God. Lust is the heart seeking the things of the world.
I would certainly argue that tithing is NOT a new covenant thing. Only the flimsiest of arguments can be made in support. Nonetheless most preachers will not teach this because they are afraid to do so. The new covenant requirement is stewardship. Everything belongs to God but He lets me manage some of it. How should I manage it? Exactly as my master (Jesus) would.
Glenn Sheppard is a very godly man and brings this message to a baptist church in georgia with much grace and love in the Lord.
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He does. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it gave me a lot to think about and do.