SERMON NOTES – May 1st 2022

HOW TO BE RICH – PART 2 – SIDE EFFECTS

You are probably rich, but you may not FEEL rich. – The key difference is MARGIN

Rather than increasing our MARGIN by cutting back, we UPGRADE

Rich people live in DENIAL – NOBODY’S rich, but EVERYBODY KNOWS someone who IS.

BEING RICH COMES WITH SIDE EFFECTS

  • 1 Timothy 6:17

17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be PROUD and not to TRUST IN THEIR MONEY, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

SIDE EFFECT #1 = ARROGANCE – You’ll think you’re smarter…and eventually…BETTER

SIDE EFFECT #2 = MIGRATION OF HOPE – The wealthier you get, the more you trust in money

  • Prov 18:11 – the hope of wealth

11 The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.

The way to offset the side effects of wealth is to PUT YOUR TRUST IN GOD

  • 1 Tim 6:18 – How to be rich

Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

I WILL NOT TRUST IN RICHES BUT IN HIM WHO RICHLY PROVIDES

  • 1 Tim 6:17b

…Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

Why put your hope in the provision, when you can put your hope in your provider?

  • Don’t be arrogant
    • Don’t put your hope in wealth
      • Put your hope in God who richly provides
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