Big Spenders

Mathew 10:8b (NKJV)

            Freely you have received; freely give.

Mark 14:3-11 (NIV)

3     While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

4     Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?

5     It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.

6     “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.

7     The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.

8     She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.

9     Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

10   Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.

11   They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.

Matthew 14:25-33 (NKJV)

25   Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.

26   And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

27   But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”

28   And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”

29   So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

30   But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

31   And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

32   And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33   Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

2 Samuel 23:13-17a (NKJV)

13   During harvest time, three of the thirty chief warriors came down to David at the cave of Adullam, while a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

14   At that time David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem.

15   David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!”

16   So the three mighty warriors broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem and carried it back to David. But he refused to drink it; instead, he poured it out before the Lord.

17   “Far be it from me, Lord, to do this!” he said. “Is it not the blood of men who went at the risk of their lives?” And David would not drink it.

Some things are so sacred, we spoil them if we try to keep them for ourselves

  • Hoarding knowledge results in pride
    • Hoarding energy results in laziness
    • Hoarding money results in greed

Transference means to place upon another…

  • …credit
    • …blame
    • …burden
    • …responsibility
    • Physical Transference
    • Financial Transference
    • Moral Transference

Isaiah 53:4-6 (NKJV)

4     Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

5     But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

6     All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

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