Nuts and bolts of christian finance 1


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  • loved it would have loved it even more if i were there when it was being preached instead of laying in my bed reading it..... but it is all so true i may be poor but i am rich with God and Spirit....
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Nuts and bolts of christian finance 1

  1. 1. Gospel Baptist Tabernacle 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741 Where the Love of God abounds, everyone is welcome. Children’s Church taught by Paul and Marsha Davis during preaching. Sunday, December 29, 2013 1
  2. 2. Fifth Sunday Fellowship and Dinner Today Constitution Hall Fort O The lesson this morning: Nuts and Bolts of having God’s blessings on our finances, as well as spiritual blessings. 2
  3. 3. Previously we talked about general principles of finances in Christian living. God owns me and my stuff. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all my needs will be supplied. Willingly and gladly do all that the Bible teaches. Be faithful in the lesser things (like money), and God will bless us with the greater riches. Money – our attitude toward it and our handling of it is the best outside indicator of our inside condition with God. 3
  4. 4. Living life God’s Way always leads us to greater blessings in this life, and a home in Heaven when we die. True friends Church Family 4
  5. 5. Nuts and bolts of Scriptural Financial blessing We must discard the world’s view of finance, and accept God’s viewpoint. Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect Will of God. Are you willing? 5
  6. 6. How does God say that we change to become conformed to His will? By the renewing of our mind. We push out the old thoughts and beliefs, as we fill our minds with the Word of God. 6
  7. 7. This world's view of financial management More is always better Keep up with the Jones’ family Debt is a wonderful thing. Getting something for nothing is good. Cutting corners is okay; everybody does it. If it’s legal, it must be moral! 7
  8. 8. God says, “Work hard, strive for excellence, manage well, be content, be generous.” Gen 2:15 NIV The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. A lot of people think work is a curse; Hard work is punishment. No! For work to be frustrating and have so many hindrances was the curse for man. 8
  9. 9. Gen 3:17-19 ... cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread , till thou return to the ground. Work was a pleasure in the beginning. Sin made it frustrating. 9
  10. 10. God created man to work, and we will not be satisfied or fulfilled without productive work to do. People with nothing productive to do and a lot of time on their hands -- end up gripey about little things, Or wallowing in self-pity. Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. 10
  11. 11. Eccl 3:13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God. Eccl 5:18 NIV Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him -for this is his lot. To find satisfaction in our work is the blessing of God. 11
  12. 12. Some people seem to think the Bible teaches God’s Provision of our needs without work. God provides work as the means to have our needs met. We should not even desire something for nothing. Eph 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. We not only need to work, but work at a good thing. 12
  13. 13. 1 Thessalonians 4 11-12 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody. NIV {Command and a Promise} II Thes 4:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. Able-bodied men and women 13
  14. 14. Work God’s Plan to supply the needs of His children Manage Giving Attitude 14
  15. 15. “I love God’s Way of Living Best of All” I was on the sea of death drifting onward in distress didn't think I needed Jesus in my soul. Couldn't bear to lose my pride, thought that I was satisfied; Praise His Holy Name He found and saved my soul. Oh I love -- God's Way of living; I'm so thankful I accepted when He called. He has kept me out of jail, He has saved my soul from hell. Oh I love God's Way of living best of all. 15
  16. 16. Many times I went in debt for the drink I could not quit, and old satan urged me on to break the law. Tore my little home apart broke my dad and mothers heart, now I love god's way of living best of all. Oh I love -- God's Way of living; I'm so thankful I accepted when He called. He has kept me out of jail, He has saved my soul from hell. Oh I love God's Way of living best of all. 16
  17. 17. Sinners you cannot compare all your worldly riches here, with one moment of rejoicing in the lord. For this earth will melt away on that great and awful day and ten thousand times it's worth is my reward. Oh I love -- God's Way of living; I'm so thankful I accepted when He called. He has kept me out of jail, He has saved my soul from hell. Oh I love God's Way of living best of all. 17