(Ephesians 6:21-24)


I. Informative (Openness)

1. Mark 4:21-23

2. Luke 12:1-3

3. Acts 26:26


II. Honesty

1. 2 Kings 12:7-15 (Jehoash)

2. 2 Kings 22:3-7 (Josiah)

3. 1 Peter 5:1-4 (Leaders & Treasurers)


III. Accountable

1. Ezra 1:5-11

2. Ezra 8:24-34

3. John 12:4-6


IV. Epilogue –– Church is NOT a Business

In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade(John 2:14-16)