You’re probably used to hearing people in church talk about giving. But when was the last time in church that you talked about earning or saving? Is it unchristian to earn money? Is it wrong to save for ourselves and our families?
John Wesley didn’t think so. Wesley, the Christian evangelist and founder of the Methodist movement, gave a remarkable sermon called “The Use of Money.” In it, he said that the important thing isn’t money itself but how we use it. Wesley’s surprising advice still rings true today: earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
Join us from October 18 to November 8 as we explore together Wesley’s surprising advice.
- October 18 – If You Could Ask for Anything
- October 25 – Money – The Excellent Gift
- November 1 – You Can’t Take It With You
- November 8 – How Far Will You Go?
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about God’s wisdom in the use of our finances.
Why is this sermon important?
This sermon is important because when it comes to managing our money, what most of us need is the wisdom that only God can give. John Wesley condenses that wisdom to three rules on the use of money.
What is the context of this sermon?
This sermon is the first in our annual stewardship series. It is the day after the Lord’s Acre event.
What are the next action steps?
Complete the all church survey
Ask God for wisdom in the use of money
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that God will give us wisdom when we ask. God continues to be at work in each our lives and in our life together.