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Nuts and bolts of christian finance 6


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Nuts and bolts of christian finance 6

  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. February 9, 2014 1
  2. 2. Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. We talked last time about the fox named Waste, and several ways to waste God’s Provision. Discarding good stuff. Candy and cokes Lottery tickets Booze or cigarettes 2
  3. 3. snacks gas cigarettes Track your spending Whatever you spend money for. 3
  4. 4. Another form of waste is to be destructive, or not take care of the things you have. People buy a car and then abuse it until it's a pile of junk in a few years. 4
  5. 5. Not a trampoline Waste is a fox that will steal God's provision, and then folks think that God is letting them down. 5
  6. 6. Envy is another fox that will steal God's provision. Trying to keep up with other people. 6
  7. 7. Pretty soon you are trying to live above your means, and struggling to make ends meet. 7
  8. 8. Envy will steal your fellowship with God; with the church; family and your friends. 8
  9. 9. Envy is a wicked little fox that steals God’s Provision. Cut his little head off with your sword. Be content with such things as you have. 9
  10. 10. 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NIV) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Envy Opposite of love. 10
  11. 11. Envy’s twin brother is lust. Don’t let your Want to overload your can do and steal your peace and joy. Live within your means. Better yet, live beneath your means. Save some money. 11
  12. 12. Debt is another little fox that destroys your finances. I am not saying that debt is a sin; Kill the other foxes before they produce this one. We have already discussed waste, envy, and lust, all of which cause people to take on debt. 12
  13. 13. Fox # 5 Lack of planning for the future will cause us to have to go in debt. If you don’t save for future needs, you will have to buy things on credit. 13
  14. 14. Impatience is a fox that will cause you to go in debt rather than wait until you can save the cash. Many things cause us to go in debt, but the result is the same: You pay a large portion of your income for interest on borrowed money or financed consumer goods. 14
  15. 15. That interest is eating up God's provision, and then you wonder why you can't make ends meet. Why you can never save any money. Why you don't have money to give. God gave you the money – but That money is being used to pay interest on debt. 15
  16. 16. There are a lot more little foxes we could talk about, but I want you to think of your own. Little things that don’t seem like much at the time. But they add up to a lot over time. We’ll pick up here next time with examples to show how much money can go out in interest. 16