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“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” (1 Timothy 6:18 NLT).

October 21, 2018

Money is not to be trusted. There is a reason our forefathers put “In God We Trust” on our money. We don’t put our faith in money, we put it in God. Money is to be used. If God has made some rich, and everyone in the U.S. is rich by the world’s standards, then He gave it to us to do good in the world.

Hoarding money will impoverish the soul. Using money for good makes one truly rich. Money can be used to make us truly rich in three ways:
1) Rich in good works.
2) Rich in generosity.
3) Rich in sharing with others.

The purpose of money is that it be used to do good.

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17 NKJV).

October 21, 2017

Pull your trust off of your dead idols (i.e. worldly wealth) and put your trust in the living God! This is Paul’s command to those who are “rich in this present age.” Don’t get the big head about having more stuff than someone else. After all, it is the Lord who “gives” us whatever we have, whether in this age, or in the age to come. Besides, worldly wealth is “uncertain.” It can be gone in a moment. But the inheritance we have in Christ Jesus “is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” (1 Pet. 1:4).

“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10 NLT)

October 21, 2014

Money is a means of exchange, a morally neutral thing that is useful when rightly used. Yet, the love of money is idolatry. It puts money in the place of God. Rather than saying “in God we trust,” it puts its trust in money. The one who loves money sees serving God as a means to get more money, rather than money being a means to serve God. How can we tell if the love of money has infected our hearts? When we feel unable to give to His ministry, or to go on His mission, we may be suffering from the love of money. Giving is the antidote to greed.

Fighting for the Faith

April 6, 2014 | 1 Timothy 6:11-21 | gospel, exposition

Pastor Gary Combs concludes our Entrusted series by teaching us about the battle that has been entrusted to us. We have a battle within ourselves, in our marriages and families, and for the gospel itself. How do we fight for the faith?

The Teaching of True Contentment

March 30, 2014 | 1 Timothy 6:3-10 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “ENTRUSTED: An Exposition of 1 Timothy” with this message from chapter 6. In this portion of the apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy, he entrusted him with the teaching of true contentment in Christ and warned him against those who would teach a different doctrine. We are entrusted with this same teaching of true contentment that is found in Christ alone and not in the pursuit of money and possessions.

“Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12)

October 21, 2013

“Take hold” (seize with focused resolve) of the prize of your salvation which is eternal life, and by implication do not try and take hold of worldly things. Focus on the prize. Live as a soldier in a foreign land, not becoming entangled in worldly pursuits, focusing on the victor’s crown of eternal life. What’s in your hand? Release that which is worldly and take hold of that which is eternal and don’t let go.