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3 Money Sermons

posted Sep 3, 2012, 10:23 AM by Tim Isbell   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 10:22 PM ]

Recently a pastor of a startup church in San Francisco asked me to come preach a sermon on money.  So I browsed through my past sermons on this subject and ended up developing and preaching "Money Tips from Proverbs."

It started out like this: 

Famous words about money:

  • A penny saved is a penny earned.  -Ben Franklin
  • Time is money.  -Ben Franklin
  • Early to bed, early to rise, keeps you healthy, wealthy and wise.  -Ben Franklin
  • You can’t take it with you.  -Pulitzer Prize winning play from 1936 play.
  • Money can’t buy me love.  -Paul McCarthney
  • Don’t invest in what you don’t understand.  -Many, including Warren Buffet
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.  -Aesop Fable “The Milkmaid and her Pail.”  Circa BC 570
  • Your money’s still good tomorrow.  -Tim’s mom
  • Earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.  -John Wesley

Somewhere I read that the Bible talks about prayer 270 times?

  • It talks about loving other people 370 times.
  • It teaches how to use our money and possessions 2000 times!
Tonight let’s use 4 Proverbs to frame our thinking about money.  Beware: Proverbs is not law; it's a collection of a wise man's “rules of thumb.”  These are the sort wisdom that a wise parent gives their child, or a good boss gives a new college hire. Proverbs are good advice and if we follow it over the long haul, things usually turn out well...


In pulling together that sermon I decided it was time for me to post a few sermons on this topic.  So today I'm posting 3.

One is the stand-alone sermon I preached in San Francisco: "Money Tips from Proverbs ." 

The other 2 comprise a mini-series about money:  "The Key to Mastering Money" and "The Shrewd Factor."

For more about these, and also for free downloadable notes and other resources for them go to Money Sermons.