"SERMON ON THE AMOUNT"

Rev. Lon Lorton

September 11, 2016

Malachi 1:6-14

We have a problem with “mine.”  Billy Joel was popular, but he was wrong!  (And so often are we!)

The eyes of stewardship always look up.

  • Malachi 1:6
  • Luke 16:15
  • Romans 8:15

The eyes of stewardship always look out.

  • Malachi 1:8

The eyes of stewardship always look forward.

  • Malachi 1:11
  • Psalm 9:12, 108:4, 145:7, and 117:1
  • Also Psalm 57:9, 126:2-3, 145:11-12, and 145:21

The eyes of stewardship always look within.

  • Malachi 1:13a

Billy Joel was wrong.  Let’s hope the Righteous Brothers are wrong, too!

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.”  [Ephesians 1:16-18]