What’s your “money script”?
Psychologist Bradley Kontz developed that phrase to describe our often unconscious beliefs and stories about money, including how much we need, how to spend it (or not spend it), and how much to give away.
We all have a money script—and it’s usually flawed, at least according to the Bible’s vision for human flourishing.
Fortunately, the Bible offers plenty of wisdom and power to help us rewrite our disordered scripts about money. The Bible has an alternative money script, which we are going to learn about together as a church. Over the next two weeks (November 10 and 17), in our sermon series titled “Money: Curse or Blessing?”, we’ll explore one passage in particular—the Apostle Paul’s instructions to a young church leader in 1 Timothy 6:10-19.
Here it is:
Paul has two main points about money.
First, it can curse our lives when we love it too much or when we allow greed to make us churn with discontentment. Repentance and faith in the Risen Christ can set us free from the curse or dark side of money.
However, as a man rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Apostle Paul also wanted to form the Church in another aspect of money: the good side of money. The “rich of this world” (see 1 Timothy 6:17), often know how to create wealth. And when that wealth is generously given away, it can bless the world by spreading the gospel, alleviating suffering, helping the poor, and building the Church.
Join us these next Sundays as we dig into this essential topic: