Pastor Michael Todd has introduced a new series, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems. Every series highlights a new topic and Pastor Todd fuses what God has given him to speak, with his God given creative perspective. The first sermon entitled, “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Purpose,” sheds light on living in the purpose gospel rather than the poverty gospel. Those that may remember the Bless Life series will notice what a difference eight years can make, as Pastor Todd has lived a blessed life and shares with the church his learnings.
As always watch the sermon for yourself to see what speaks to you, below are a few notes.
- Money should never be the focus it should be the fruit
- Preparation releases provision & procrastination releases poverty
- What is repeated & regurgitated becomes gospel to you… even if it’s not truth
- More money, more problems is the confession of the poverty gospel
- Poverty gospel is fueled by fear
- More money, more pleasure is the confession of the prosperity gospel
- The prosperity gospel is fueled by futility
- Spirit of mammon is a belief that we don’t need God if we have riches
- Mammon promises everything only God can deliver
- Just because you have experiences prosperity doesn’t means you are in purpose
- More money, more purpose is the confession of the purpose gospel
- The purpose gospel is fueled by faith
- The paper with no purpose is pointless
- Provision follows purpose
- Obedience = a blessed life
- If your money doesn’t have purpose, there will be a problem
Proverbs 11:24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Deuteronomy 28:12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from His rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.
Matthew 25: 24-25 Then the servant with the one bag of silver came and said, “Master, I knew you were a harsh man, harvesting crops you didn’t plant and gathering crops you didn’t cultivate. I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look here is your money back.”
John 12: 5-6 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for 300 denarii and the money given to the poor?” Judas did not say this because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money bag, he used to take from what was put into it.
Luke 16: 10-13 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. Therefore if you not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?
Proverbs 19: 21 You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail
1 Kings 3:5-14 At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you. “Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day. “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours? ”The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”