Power And Money Print
Sunday, 12 September 2010 00:00

27:28 Minutes

"Money is a shadow of something behind it, a shadow of power."

"A shadow is indicative of something behind it."

"Peter's shadow was indicative of the power that was available after the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, everything that we got."

"Do I have power in my life even without money? Yeah! Absolutely, I've got the power of God. Peter walking around Jerusalem it never says Peter was rich. It does say Abraham was rich who trusted God. But God's Word never says that Peter was rich. Yet Peter had power enough to cast a shadow that would heal people that would fall under it. That's power. That is power."

"Could he have reached a lot of people as a King? Certainly. God said 'No, that's not how you're going to do it. That's not how you're going to reach people's lives. If he had done this you would never hear about Jesus Christ."

"He takes the time, the concern, plans out the detail to feed a bird, birds plural. And then He asks them plainly, 'Are you not much better than they?'"

"How much more valuable are you to Him than a bird? A bird can't give Him love like you and I can. How much more shall He not clothe you?"

"Godliness with contentment is great gain. There's gain. 'For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry how much out? Nothing. 'And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Food and raiment given by who? God."

"By seeking to help other people doesn't mean you take your eyes off God and go on this detour or this similar next to the major highway which is seeking first the kingdom of God. You seek first the kingdom of God He'll tell us what to do. every step of the way. He won't let us make a mistake. Only way you do that is if you walk away from what He's told you or you just don't acknowledge Him. And then what? You come right back to Him and get right back on the horse."

"You know the first time the word translated money or silver is used in The Bible it's used of Abraham. Abraham who was the friend of God. He had money, who do you think made sure he had it? What did Abraham put first, the money? No. He left everything he knew to obey God, to do what God said He wanted Him to do."

Ecclesiastes 7:11
Acts 5:14-16
Hebrews 10:1
Matthew 4:1-2, 8-10
John 6:15
Matthew 6:24-34
I Timothy 6:6-11