Each of us has in our heart and head our story of money.
This story includes many things:
(1) what is the source of our money?
(2) Who does it belong to?
(3) How do we best use it?
(4) How does it relate to our happiness and joy?
(5) How much is enough?
(6) How do I be wise with money?
(7) Who do I talk with about money?
(8) How much do I give away?
Huge parts of this story were handed to us by our parents during our growing up years. Those of us who are married have needed to bring our two stories of money together in order to walk through life as a married couple. This can sometimes be very difficult.
During this 3 week series, our teachers will disclose some parts of their personal stories regarding money and the stories they were given as they were growing up.
Jesus told many stories about money. Because of its importance in our lives, money was one of his most taught topics. As our teachers disclose their own evolving stories about money they will also focus upon some of the stories Jesus had to tell. The goal of this series is that many of us would re-examine our own stories of money and maybe bring our stories more in alignment with the message of Jesus.
Jesus said in John 10: 10, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” A part of this “life to the full” that Jesus wants for us is an accurate story of our money because our story of money affects almost every part of our lives.