Yesterday I finished a four-week sermon series on money and finances called BROKE. This last sermon was a “Symposium” in which I put up on the screen quotations about money from various people and then interacted with the quotations. I tried to keep it sprinkled fairly well with Scripture, although there was nothing about this particular sermon that could be rightly called ‘exposition,” so this could not be a regular diet, although we did unpack a Biblical worldview on some important aspects of finances. It was a nice way, I think, to finish off what was a very difficult and fairly serious sermon series. These are the quotes I used in the sermon, but I’ve not included any of my ‘commentary.’
Money. It’s a gas. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash–Pink Floyd
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives–King David
Q: Why do you rob banks?
A: Because that is where the money is–“Slick” Willie Sutton
Show me your checkbook and I will tell you what you believe about God–Cecil Sims
A fool and his money are soon parted–Thomas Tusser
Just write a hot check Mama–Jill Greening
The lack of money is the root of all evil–Mark Twain
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs–The Apostle Paul
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom–Martin Luther King, Jr.
For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked–Jesus, to the Church of Laodicea
What makes the most money for this business—dead rock stars–Courtney Love
Time is money–Ben Franklin
Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes–James, the half-brother to Jesus
The God I believe in isn’t short of cash, mister–Bono
If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and its fullness are mine.–The Lord, as quoted by Asaph
I find preaching on money is a very difficult thing to do, so I am glad this series is over. But I must admit, I had fun preaching this one.