Past Sermons

Life-Changing Teaching

Mountainview is committed to providing life-changing teaching that is drawn from the Bible. We believe that practical teaching is one of the keys to developing spiritual maturity.

Beyond the Numbers Overview

February 5-26, 2017

When we take a “numbers only” approach to our finances we tend to focus on things like earning, spending, saving, investing, and giving – as if they are not interrelated. This stewardship series will compare and contrast biblical teaching with a worldly view of money.

Contentment or Consumerism – David Cox

Because of our nature and the environment we live in, we live with the tension between contentment and consumerism. In reality, consumerism can never be satisfied because there is always something more to consume. Paul had learned the secret of content, which is also the antidote to consumerism: to place our trust and faith in God.

God Dependent or Independent – Ken Hensley

God created us with the free will. That means we have the ability to choose our path, priorities, and pursuits. Jesus taught us that God takes care of those who seek him first. Rather than believe that, we often act like the pagans – chasing after things that we believe will bring lasting peace and satisfaction (things that only God can provide). While we know that God will take care of us, we often act like it all depends on us.

Stewardship or Ownership – Ken Hensley

Unfortunately, many Christians believe in the idea of stewardship but behave like they are owners. A steward is someone who has been entrusted with the care and management of someone else’s possessions. The biblical view of finances is not that we are owners, but stewards. As a steward I will have to give an account of how I managed God’s resources. This fundamental distinction is critical to living a life of faith.

Generosity or Misery – Phil Christian

Science backs up what God already knew: Generous people are happier people. Stingy people live with a constant strain and stress, trying to hold on to what really doesn’t belong to them anyway. We believe that being generous is not only good for you, it’s what God expects from us. To really change the world will require generous people.