Lord’s Day 42

C. Bouwman

God’s redeemed people are generous in giving

  1. Who owns all things
  2. How God wants us to use his property

The owner of all instructs us how to care for his possessions

  1. What God forbids
  2. What God requires

Scripture readings: Exodus 22:1-15, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

W. Bredenhof

The gospel guides us to be the “righteous rich”

We’ll consider the:

  1. Shadows of the righteous rich in the Old Testament
  2. Fulfillment of the righteous rich in the New Testament

Scripture readings: Genesis 41:41-57, 1 Timothy 6:3-21

The eighth commandment speaks about the believer and earthly goods

It speaks about:

  1. The ownership of earthly goods
  2. The obtaining of earthly goods
  3. The use of earthly goods

Scripture readings: Psalm 104, Acts 20:17-38

It all belongs to God and should be used for the good of our neighbours

  1. The many who failed to recognize this truth
  2. The One who always recognized this truth
  3. Those who now recognize this truth too

Scripture readings: Joshua 7, John 10:1-21

Stephen ‘t Hart

God’s gifts are for freedom

  1. Freedom for the poor
  2. Freedom for the rich

Scripture readings: Deuteronomy 15:1-18, 1 Timothy 6

Reuben Bredenhof

The Lord Jesus teaches us how to handle treasure

  1. Rightly seeing our treasures on earth
  2. Earnestly seeking our treasures in heaven

Scripture readings: Matthew 6:1-24, Matthew 19:16-30

C. Stam

The LORD commands us in the eighth commandment to be rich in God

  1. By receiving, not taking
  2. By sharing, not keeping 

Scripture reading: Luke 12:13-34

R. H. Bremmer

God and our money

We see:

  1. That money comes from him
  2. That we must not misuse it
  3. That we must spend it in love for him and for the neighbour

Scripture reading: Luke 16:1-15

B. Holwerda

Life before the Lord in communion with each other

  1. The basis of social life
  2. The restoration of social life
  3. The demand for social life

Scripture reading: Leviticus 25:23-38

K. Dijk

God’s gifts and us

  1. The misuse
  2. The good use of God’s gifts

The promotion of your neighbour’s welfare

  1. Why must I do this?
  2. How can I do this?

Our material goods and our God

  1. We may receive them from his hand
  2. We must acquire them according to his will
  3. We can use them to his glory