James 1:9-12

James 1:9-12

Today we look at how money can affect our relationship with God. James (and the rest of the bible) have some serious points to make about how money can mess us up. But, James also offers us some advice for whatever our financial situation is.


  • recap
  • reading
  • your bank statement reveal your heart
  • 3 things the bible says about money
  • advice for the poor
  • advice for the rich.
  • prayer

Key Questions

What drives your decisions? God’s kingdom, or money?


Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position.10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

  • Matthew 6:21
  • Proverbs 30:7-9
  • 1 Timothy 6:10
  • Psalm 73
  • Matthew 19:24
  • Hebrews 10:34
  • Philippians 3:7-8

James 1:5-8


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