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YOUR
MONEY
COUNTS !

By Howard Dayton
May be
You’ve just
received your
first salary and
you’re not sure
how you should
go about
spending it.
OR

You just can’t
...
WHEN MONEY IS
NOT SPENT WISELY
it leads to
Discontentment

Troubles

Family Crises

Distress

Suicide

YOU NEED TO HAVE
TH...
WHAT DOES THE
BIBLE SAY ABOUT
MONEY ?
Did you know ?

16 of the 38
parables of
Jesus tallks of
money /
possessions

2350 v...
WHY DOES THE BIBLE
GIVE SUCH
IMPORTANCE TO
MONEY ?

YOUR
MONEY COUNTS !
because

Money affects
fellowship with
God. (Luke ...
DOES THAT MONEY
REALLY BELONG TO
YOU ?
The Bible says
God is the sole
OWNER of
everything
(Psalm 24: 1)

God has ultimate
...
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR
ATTITUDE TO MONEY ?
We need to be FAITHFUL
With ALL our resources
REGARDLESS of how much we have
(Mathe...
ALWAYS CUT
YOUR COAT
ACCORDING TO
YOUR CLOTH
NEVER GET INTO DEBT
Because Debt
Is a CURSE

PRESUMES upon
tomorrow
(James 4:...
AND IF YOU’RE
ALREADY IN DEBT
GET OUT !!…. by

Praying

Writing a
Budget

Listing assets
& liabilities

Making debt
repaym...
WHO IS YOUR REAL
BOSS ?
If anyone will not work, neither let
him eat!
Let’s remember that …..
God gives
success

God
contr...
EMPLOYERS remember
your responsibility to ….
Serve
your
employees

Be a
good
communicator

Hold
employee
accountable

Pay
...
WHEN IN FINANCIAL
TROUBLE
SEEK
COUNSEL
Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one.
Ecclesiastes 4:9

Seek Counsel f...
WHEN IT COMES TO
HANDLING MONEY
BE HONEST
God demands
ABSOLUTE honesty,
since

We
cannot
practice
dishonesty

and love God...
and…… IF YOU’VE
BEEN DISHONEST
Restore
fellowship
with God
(1 John 1:9)

HONESTY

Restore
fellowship
with people
(James 5:...
GIVE AS YOU SPEND !!
It is more blessed to give than to receive
(Acts 20:35)

To whom should you GIVE ?
Family

(1 Timothy...
GIVE AS YOU SPEND !!
It is more blessed to give than to receive
(Acts 20:35)

Why Should we GIVE ?
Increases
intimacy
with...
GIVE AS YOU SPEND !!
It is more blessed to give than to receive
(Acts 20:35)

How should we GIVE?
(1 Corinthians 16:2)

Pe...
SAVE AS YOU SPEND !!
While Investing remember
Understand
Compound
Interest

Be a steady
plodder
(Proverbs 21:5)

A = P(1 +...
SAVE AS YOU SPEND !!
Good Investment Goals

Provide
for
family

Become financially free
to serve the Lord

Operate own
bus...
BUDGET

BEFORE YOU SPEND !!
Why Budget ?
So that it brings in an attitude
of control in spending that is
needed for reachi...
BUDGET

BEFORE YOU SPEND !!
Budgeting hints

Reconcile your
account every
month

Provide for pay ments
that are
not
monthl...
WHAT SHOULD BE MY
STANDARD OF LIVING ?
Think with eternal

Live simply

perspective

(1 Thessalonians
4:11-12)

(Hebrews 1...
TEACH THE
CHILDREN
WELL
(Proverbs 22:6)

Teach them the
guidelines of

Give opportunity
to practically
apply what
they’ve ...
So finally….. WHAT
SHOULD BE MY
PERSPECTIVE ABOUT
MONEY ?
Money will not bring true
happiness
since money can buy

HOUSE
n...
So finally….. WHAT
SHOULD BE MY
PERSPECTIVE ABOUT
MONEY ?
Money is
not evil
Yet, the love of
money is a root
of all sorts ...
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Your money counts 4

  1. 1. YOUR MONEY COUNTS ! By Howard Dayton
  2. 2. May be You’ve just received your first salary and you’re not sure how you should go about spending it. OR You just can’t make ends meet. There’s never any money at the end of the month. OR You’re in a debt trap. There doesn’t seem to be a way out. Read on!
  3. 3. WHEN MONEY IS NOT SPENT WISELY it leads to Discontentment Troubles Family Crises Distress Suicide YOU NEED TO HAVE THE RIGHT PERSPECTIVE ABOUT MONEY IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FIND YOURSELF HERE !!
  4. 4. WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MONEY ? Did you know ? 16 of the 38 parables of Jesus tallks of money / possessions 2350 verses in the Bible concern money / possessions
  5. 5. WHY DOES THE BIBLE GIVE SUCH IMPORTANCE TO MONEY ? YOUR MONEY COUNTS ! because Money affects fellowship with God. (Luke 16:11) Possessions compete with God. (Mathew 6:24) Much of life revolves around money.
  6. 6. DOES THAT MONEY REALLY BELONG TO YOU ? The Bible says God is the sole OWNER of everything (Psalm 24: 1) God has ultimate CONTROL over everything (Psalm 135;6) God has promised to PROVIDE our need (Mathew 6;33)
  7. 7. WHAT SHOULD BE OUR ATTITUDE TO MONEY ? We need to be FAITHFUL With ALL our resources REGARDLESS of how much we have (Mathew 25: 14,15) In LITTLE things (Luke 16:10) With ANOTHER’S possessions (Luke 16:12) It then Builds CHARACTER Leads to CONTENTMENT (Philippians 4:19)
  8. 8. ALWAYS CUT YOUR COAT ACCORDING TO YOUR CLOTH NEVER GET INTO DEBT Because Debt Is a CURSE PRESUMES upon tomorrow (James 4:13-15) MAY DENY God an opportunity
  9. 9. AND IF YOU’RE ALREADY IN DEBT GET OUT !!…. by Praying Writing a Budget Listing assets & liabilities Making debt repayment schedule Earning additional income Entering into no further debt Being content Considering radical change Not giving up !
  10. 10. WHO IS YOUR REAL BOSS ? If anyone will not work, neither let him eat! Let’s remember that ….. God gives success God controls promotion God gives Job Skills Live a balanced life – so… Work Hard Rest
  11. 11. EMPLOYERS remember your responsibility to …. Serve your employees Be a good communicator Hold employee accountable Pay fair wages promptly and…EMPLOYEES remember your responsibility to …. Be faithful Be honest Honour employer Be prayerful Honour fellow employees Verbalise Faith
  12. 12. WHEN IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE SEEK COUNSEL Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one. Ecclesiastes 4:9 Seek Counsel from Scripture (Psalm 119:24) Godly people (Psalm 37:30-31) God (Psalm 32:8) But DO NOT seek counsel from Fortune Tellers, Mediums (Leviticus 19:31) OR Those who are biased
  13. 13. WHEN IT COMES TO HANDLING MONEY BE HONEST God demands ABSOLUTE honesty, since We cannot practice dishonesty and love God (Proverbs 14:2) or neighbour (Romans 13:9-10) It Creates credibility for telling others about God (Philippians 2:15) It Confirms God’s direction (Proverbs 4:24-26) Even small acts of dishonesty are devastating (Luke 16:10)
  14. 14. and…… IF YOU’VE BEEN DISHONEST Restore fellowship with God (1 John 1:9) HONESTY Restore fellowship with people (James 5:6) Restore dishonestly acquired property (Leviticus 6:4-5) DISHONESTY leads to leads to Intimacy with GOD (Proverbs 3:32) Alienation from GOD (Proverbs 3:32) A blessed family (Proverbs 20:7) Family problems (Proverbs 15:27) Long life (Proverbs 12:9) Death (Proverbs 21:6) Prosperity (Proverbs 15:6) Poverty (Proverbs 13:11)
  15. 15. GIVE AS YOU SPEND !! It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) To whom should you GIVE ? Family (1 Timothy 5:8) Local Church Christian Workers, Missionaries (Galatians 6:6) The Poor (Mathew 25:35-45)
  16. 16. GIVE AS YOU SPEND !! It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) Why Should we GIVE ? Increases intimacy with God (Mathew 6:21) Develops character (1 Timothy 6:18,19) Invests for eternity (Philippians 4:17) Increases material blessings (Proverbs 11:24-25)
  17. 17. GIVE AS YOU SPEND !! It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35) How should we GIVE? (1 Corinthians 16:2) Personally Periodically Out of private deposit Premeditated
  18. 18. SAVE AS YOU SPEND !! While Investing remember Understand Compound Interest Be a steady plodder (Proverbs 21:5) A = P(1 + r) Avoid risky investments (Ecclesiastics 5:13-16) Consider the hidden cost of investment. Diversify (Ecclesiastics 11:2) n
  19. 19. SAVE AS YOU SPEND !! Good Investment Goals Provide for family Become financially free to serve the Lord Operate own business BUT Establish maximum amount to save
  20. 20. BUDGET BEFORE YOU SPEND !! Why Budget ? So that it brings in an attitude of control in spending that is needed for reaching your financial objectives. How do I budget ? Begin where you are today. The solution is where you want to be. Know what is actual income and expenditure today! Forecast your future income and expenditure
  21. 21. BUDGET BEFORE YOU SPEND !! Budgeting hints Reconcile your account every month Provide for pay ments that are not monthly Also make an annual budget Control impulse spending Provide for personal allowances
  22. 22. WHAT SHOULD BE MY STANDARD OF LIVING ? Think with eternal Live simply perspective (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12) (Hebrews 11:24-26) Remember you are a pilgrim (Philippians 3:20) Recognize the Do not waste enemy (Luke 16:1,2) (2 Timothy 2;3,4) Does your spend ing please God (1 Timothy 4:4) Don’t compare with others ? Do not be confirmed to the world(Romans 12:2) Be Content
  23. 23. TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL (Proverbs 22:6) Teach them the guidelines of Give opportunity to practically apply what they’ve learnt. spending money (Deuteronomy 6:6,7) Be a role model to them in financial matters (1 Corinthians 11:1) Remind them of the 3 D’s Danger of being misled by advertisements Dependence on Prayer Destruction brought on by over indulgence
  24. 24. So finally….. WHAT SHOULD BE MY PERSPECTIVE ABOUT MONEY ? Money will not bring true happiness since money can buy HOUSE not HOME AMUSEMENT not HAPPINESS
  25. 25. So finally….. WHAT SHOULD BE MY PERSPECTIVE ABOUT MONEY ? Money is not evil Yet, the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil…. 1 Timothy 6:10 Godly people may not always prosper financially since true prosperity extends far beyond material possessions ! There must be a conversion of the heart, the mind and also the purse MARTIN LUTHER

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