Nuts and bolts of christian finance 5Presentation Transcript
Gospel Baptist Tabernacle
781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
Where the Love of God
abounds, everyone is
Children’s Church taught
by Paul and Marsha Davis
February 2, 2014
to supply the
needs of His
Mindset and Attitude
Don’t forget the most basic and most important
Truth that we have learned.
God owns me and my stuff.
I am a servant of the Most High God.
In Gen 39, we find the account of Joseph, as a
slave in Egypt.
His brothers had sold him to a slave caravan,
who carried him into Egypt and sold him to
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh.
Joseph was a slave, but his master saw that he was
smart and that God blessed all that Joseph did.
Potiphar made Joseph steward, or manager,
over all that he owned.
He trusted Joseph to manage it honestly and wisely.
Just like Joseph was for Potiphar,
we are managers of God's provision.
Joseph was sold into slavery, but --
We have asked God to purchase us
and make us His servants.
God bought us with the Blood of Jesus.
And He places certain things into our hands.
It all belongs to God; we are simply His stewards.
Job 41:11 NIV Who has a claim against Me that I
must pay? Everything under Heaven belongs to
God owns me and my stuff.
God owns everything that exists, and He has
appointed men to care for it for a time.
use of all
puts in our
Use it all as
have it used.
As God's servants, we have an obligation
to be wise stewards.
And to be wise stewards will bring blessing.
From a strictly practical point of view, it boils
down to this:
There is more value in taking care of
things we have, than in getting more.
Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
That’s a promise and it’s a fact, as we live His Way.
God does supply all our need, but it is up to
us to take care of all that He supplies,
so that we have it when we need it.
That is called stewardship or management.
If God gives me $200 this week and I don’t have
any bills due,
I could spend $50 on groceries and have $150 left
to spend as I wish; Right?
Wrong! What about the light bill coming due?
What about the phone bill coming due in two
Need money to fix it.
supplied, and I spent
God won’t give you the money again
when you need it.
He gives it to you as you work, and expects you to
plan ahead and save it.
Most people’s biggest problem is wasting God’s
Prioritize your spending.
Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little
foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have
That is the problem with most people's finances:
those little foxes that take a little here and a little
there and leave you wondering where it went.
Those little foxes spoil
the vineyard of our
and leave us broke.
Fox # 1. Wasteful habits:
Prov 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is
brother to him that is a great waster.
Perhaps, buying something new when the old is
still perfectly good, just because he is tired of it.
And then sell the old to
someone at a huge loss
and think he made
Waste can be something as small as throwing out
food that isn't spoiled;
To something big
Something small like
$3 - $5 a day for lunch,
when you could carry your
lunch for $1.
“It’s in the budget;”
Spending too much on
Christmas or birthdays
You may need to
take it out.
We need to learn to watch for the little foxes that
eat up our extra money before we realize it.
$2/day = $14/wk = $60/mo = $730/yr
Save that $2/day @5% for 10 years and
you have $9,300
$2 isn’t much money, but
$9,300 is quite a bit.
We throw away $2 without
even thinking about.
You have wasted $15 in five minutes.
Track your spending
for a month.
Write down everything
you spend money for.
Add it up for the month.
Don’t waste God’s Provision and then wonder why
you don’t have the necessities of life.