Scripture(s): Luke 16: 1-13 (CEV)
This week, as we recognize Palm/Passion Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, as the people yelled, “Hosanna (Save us!), there are so many areas of our lives that we need the Lord to “save us” and transform in our lives. For seven weeks we’re looking at seven different dimensions of your life and how God wants to transform them in our lives. We’ve looked at your spiritual health. We’ve looked at physical health. We’ve looked at mental health. We’ve looked at emotional health. And we’ve looked at relational health. We’ve got two more dimensions to deal with – work and money.
This weekend I want us to look at financial health. When looking at the life and ministry of Jesus, we find out that he actually talked more about money than he did about heaven or hell. In fact, half of all of the parables that Jesus told are about money. Half of them! In fact, in the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke one out of every six verses is about money and money management. Why? Because money can dominate our lives and money influences our lives either good or bad. It can be used for great things or used for bad things. Either way, we spend so much of our time thinking about it, working for it, earning it, studying it, saving it, blowing it and investing it – all of these different things.
This sixth week, we will embrace transforming how we see and use money through transforming our financial health.