Christ the King Community Church
A Cross-Centered Life, Part 4: Cross vs. Money
Archived – October 29, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 25:14–30

A Cross-Centered Life, Part 4: Cross vs. Money

October 29, 2023 / Ryan Ervin, Adults Ministry Pastor / Matthew 25:14–30

RYAN ERVIN, ADULTS MINISTRY PASTOR

Question: What is the of the family of God?

2 Ways the Economy of the Cross has Impacted Ryan’s Finances

  1. Forgiveness
  2. Trust

Every time there is  it’s because someone  the loss.

Matthew 25:14-30
14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
          19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’
          21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
          22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’
          23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
          24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’
          26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?
27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.
          28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”

“Grace is given without condition. It is given for free but it is given with expectation of return.”
– John Barclay

 

1 Corinthians 16:1-4
Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.  On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.

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Small Group Questions

  1. How much money do you have? (Just kidding—don’t answer this!) How easy was it to talk about money in your home growing up?
  2. Is money easy for you to talk about now? With whom, or in what settings?
  3. Is there an example of generosity that inspires you? Tell us about it.
  4. What’s your reaction to the idea that every one of us is an idol (an image, a representation) of God? Does that change anything for you?
  5. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

 

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