Blaine and Christine Bowman
Saturday April 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Everyone is invited for a free,
wonderful evening of worship.
March 30 right after the
Lakeview voting precinct
behind Lakeview Middle
School on Cross Street.
Plan to come, eat, and visit a while.
March 9, 2014
Prov 6:6-8 Go to the ant,
thou sluggard; consider her
ways and be wise: which
having no guide, overseer,
or ruler, provideth her meat
in the summer, and
gathereth her food in the
Ants work hard and
save for the future
without being told.
Prov 21:20 NIV In the
house of the wise are
stores of choice food and
oil, but a foolish man
devours all he has.
In good times when we
are working and earning,
we need to save a portion
for future needs.
20b … a foolish man
devours all he has. NIV
Supper and a movie
There’s nothing wrong
with entertainment; just
be certain that you are
taking care of business.
Philippians 4 19 But my God shall supply all your
need according to His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus. 20 Now unto God and our Father be glory
for ever and ever.. Amen.
Always give God thanks and glory for everything.
Don’t be ashamed to openly
praise the Lord.
Don’t waste anything.
Paul Roland mentioned one time that his
chaplain had preached on the difference
between faith and presumption.
Faith is believing according to the Word of God.
Presumption is believing what we want to believe,
and trying to mold God into our image.
But faith believes only what the
Word of God teaches.
Will you believe and obey every
Word of God?
Therein lies your blessed life.
God gave us the example of the ant to teach us to
work and store up for future needs.
Will you follow that Biblical example?
If you have a public
job, the government
takes their portion first.
Then we need to pay our tithes on what’s left.
After that we need to save a reasonable
amount for future needs.
Then we live on the remainder.
But there are those who get obsessive about saving.
They have a "get rich" attitude, and that can
be just as bad as not saving at all.
Prov 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with
blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall
not be innocent.
A faithful man is dependable to obey God’s Word.
He does not allow his own thoughts to supersede.
Prov 23:4-5 Labor not to
be rich: cease from thine
own wisdom. Wilt thou
set thine eyes upon that
which is not? for riches
certainly make themselves
wings; they fly away as an
eagle toward Heaven.
Let God show you
how much is
1 Tim. 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and
specially for those of his own house, he hath
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
A faithful man will not save money that his family
needs to live on right now, and he won’t waste it.
But he will save enough for future needs.
A faithful man is consistent in his
obedience; day in and day out -- he obeys
and lives according to God’s Wisdom.
The Word of God clearly teaches
Balance and Consistency.
We can balance church, family, personal
devotion unto God, along with work and
business, enough rest, recreation, and all
other things that make up our lives.
But we don’t owe our fleshly nature anything.
There’s no place for sin in our lives.
2 Cor. 6 16And what agreement hath the temple of
God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living
God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and
walk in them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be My people. 17 Wherefore come out from
among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,
and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive
you, 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall
be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord
You can’t mix a little sin
with a little religion.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things
that are in the world. If any man love the world, the
love of the Father is not in him.
1 Cor 13
More than self.
Having our needs met is not complicated.
Love God; serve God;
Live life God’s Way.
Every Word of God.