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.
Every Christ-follower needs to claim their place of belonging in God's family, the church. God has gifted us uniquely to serve in the body and meet the needs of others.
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Romans 12:4, Galatians 3:26, John 13:34-35, Ephesians 1:3
Topic: Church Unity
We must live lives of generosity that reflect the character of a benevolent God. God ordained His work to be financed by the gifts of His people. Worshipful giving is determined by what is in the heart of the giver.
Scripture: Mark 12:41-44
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
It's hard to remember a time when people were more angry. A civilized person ought to be, first of all, civil. Yet, today there is no discourse, no respect for another's opinion, no reasoning together for the common good. I am concerned, especially for the church. One may argue, "Our society is decaying. We should be mad." Yes, but we can be angry yet still not sin (see...
Author: Francis Frangipane
Topic: Church and Culture
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
Bob Henry, expert Christian financial counselor and systems analyst, teaches a three-part series on how to manage our finances God's way. He discusses God's three keys to financial freedom, developing a successful budget, and tips and traps for most families.
Scripture: Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis, Genesis
Often we can skim over the surface of many things - but when we're ALL IN, we're invested, we're invited, we're experiencing connection on the deepest levels. ALL IN is the invitation for each of us to find the roots of life sinking in deeper to the story God is writing in us and through us as a community. Wisdom on handling our resources, finances, talents & giftings are...
Instead of spending and going into debt at Christmas, try giving back to the community and investing in God's kingdom.
Scripture: Luke 16:10-15, 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, Philippians 4:14-19