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Advent Conspiracy (Pt 2 Spend Less) Advent Conspiracy (Pt 2 Spend Less) Presentation Transcript

  • Worship Fully Spend Less Give More Love All
  • Give More Love AllWorship Fully Spend Less
  • How Much Do AmericansSpend on Christmas Each Year? $450 Billion Give More Love All Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Cheezy but True... More Presence and not Give More Love All More Presents Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Advent ConspiracyIf we can resist the trap of giving easy gifts,and if we can reject the assumption that givingexpensive gifts or many gifts is the best way toexpress love, something else might begin tohappen.  We might experience moments ofrelational giving that our friends and family willcare about and remember.  Our kids will learn Give More Love Allwhat it means to give gifts that are personal andmeaningful. Our neighbors and coworkers andfriends will watch us celebrate Christmasdifferently, and they’ll hear the good news loudand clear through the seasonal static. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory Give More Love All of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • 1 Corinthians 12:14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burdento you, because what I want is not your Give More Love Allpossessions but you. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Luke 15:15 Then he said to them, "Watch out!Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions." Give More Love All Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Matthew 6:19-24Do not store up for yourselves treasureson earth, where moth and rust destroy,and where thieves break in and steal.But store up for yourselves treasures inheaven, where moth and rust do not Give More Love Alldestroy, and where thieves do not break inand steal. For where your treasure is,there your heart will be also. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Matthew 6:19-24The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyesare healthy, your whole body will be full oflight. But if your eyes are unhealthy, yourwhole body will be full of darkness. If thenthe light within you is darkness, how great isthat darkness! Give More Love AllNo one can serve two masters. Either youwill hate the one and love the other, or youwill be devoted to the one and despise theother. You cannot serve both God and Money. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • C.S. LewisI do not believe one can settle how much weought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is togive more than we can spare. In other words, ifour expenditures on comforts, luxuries,amusements, etc., is up to the standard commonamong those with the same income as our own, Give More Love Allwe are probably giving away too little. If ourcharities do not at all pinch or hamper us, Ishould say they are too small. There ought to bethings we should like to do and cannot do becauseour charitable expenditure excludes them. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Ideas for Spending Less www.rethinkingchristmas.com•Be considerate when spending money.•Set your budget; know your limit.•Consider each person on your list.•Consider your core values and whether what you are buying Give More Love All reflects those values.•Consider drawing names, giving one less gift than last year. Worship Fully Spend Less
  • Worship Fully Spend Less Give More Love All