When a man retires at sixty-five, studies show his chances of having a fatal heart attack immediately double. Our minds and bodies weren’t made to be shut down. Nowhere in Scripture do we see God calling healthy people to stop working. So before we think about saving for retirement, we should reexamine our thinking about retirement itself. How much of what we think and assume...
Author: Randy Alcorn
Recession can bring stress to any family. How can we learn to communicate our financial priorities, budget our funds, save for the future and give to the poor? Drs. Roger and Julie Barrier talk about the ins and outs of family finances.
One of the hardest sayings of Jesus has to do with a camel, a needle, and money. It causes us to consider closely the materialistic way we live. God wants us to enjoy material blessings, to give Him charge of all that we have, to invest and be generous. Preached at Fellowship Church, Grapevine Texas. www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission of Fellowship Church.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Mark 10:18-22
Invest with the right team. Pray now or pay later. Past obedience guarantees future usefulness. Real discipleship affects our wealth, comfort, power and fame. For the disciple, this world is as close to hell as they will ever get. For the non-believer, this world is as close to heaven as they will ever get.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 3:1, Ephesians 2:20, Luke 6:12-16, Luke 6:20-26, James 4:13 - 5:11
An idol is usually a good thing that becomes a god thing. We worship what we love and pursue most with our hearts and our actions. God says it is good to tithe, spend, save, invest, and give generously. But we must not love it place hope in it, or be enslaved by it.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Luke 18:18-30, Matthew 6:9-29, Matthew 19:22, 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 2 Corinthians 9:6-12
I know a few will regard the following remarks as coming from "the deep end." Others will take what I'm presenting and exaggerate it beyond its legitimate boundaries. But I want to focus on one reason why some leaders have serious moral failures. I want to offer an insight into how all of us, as Christians, can protect ourselves from a similar failure. The idea that a leader...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Topic: Person of Satan, Spiritual Warfare
We live in a time when most people in our culture don’t think. Instead, they “feel” and they believe that what they feel is truth. Most of what we see on television (both news and entertainment) and read in magazines, blogs and books is crafted to generate an emotional response, and in feeling it, to accept the feeling as truth. Critical thinking – objectively identifying what...
Author: R. Loren Sandford
"Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands." Proverbs 14:1 Is there anything about my speech, actions, dress, or attitudes that could defraud the men around me? Am I building up my “house”—home, work place, church,—(vs. tearing it down)? Am I taking in sensual...
Author: Nancy DeMoss
Having money to spend is power and the way we spend it impacts people's lives. The prophet Micah teaches that we must live a life in submission to God's will, treat people with grace and compassion and never ignore injustice. Help the poor and vulnerable.
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Micah 6:8, Psalm 146:7-9, Deuteronomy 10:17-18, Job 29:12-17, Job 31:13-23
Jesus teaches that we live under great stress when we worship the rival god, Money. We must learn to walk in faith in the present and run to Jesus when we hurt. Life Events Stress Scale click here.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22-24, Psalm 23