God and Money: Day 6 & 7 “A Study on Money”

 

This study will help in building personal conviction, as it addresses the following questions:
  1. Why Giving Is Good For the Soul
  2. Why We Give
  3. What Keeps Us From Giving


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God and Money: Day 5 “Identifying and Overcoming Greed”

 

Then Jesus said to them, “Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life is not measured by how much one owns.”

Luke 12:15 NCV

 

Since Jesus discusses greed (and money) so often in his teachings, greed must be an issue for Christians, yet it is almost never discussed or confessed in the fellowship! Consider the last time you recognized or volunteered a personal struggle with greed in your prayers or in a conversation. Perhaps never – this is the concern.


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God and Money: Day 4 “The Generous Heart”

 

Scriptures to Prepare our Hearts to Be In a Giving Condition, Pleasing to God:

Prov 11:25

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

  • It is a universal law: if you are generous, you will prosper. You will have more friends, feel better about yourself, be more righteous, be more refreshed.
  • When you strive to refresh others, you get paid back in so many ways. What comes around goes around.


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God and Money: Day 3 “God and Money”

 

Money is a prime source of conflict in marriage. Getting unified about money is critical. Using the bible to understand God’s perspective on money and becoming unified with God is the only way to achieve unity in marriage. While it’s always a good time to review how God wants us to deal with money, the approaching summer and Special Contribution is an especially good time to do so. This article will be the first in a series that addresses money and how we can approach our relationship with money according to God’s Word.


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God and Money: Day 2 “Where Your Treasure Is”

 

Where is your treasure? This is absolutely the most important question you can be asked. Its answer determines how you make decisions, how you prioritize, and how you spend your time, money, and very life. The answer goes so far as to determine your eternal destiny! If you were followed around by a video camera for a week, what would your “reality” video say is your treasure? Who or what has primary hold of your heart? Is it your job? Your ambitions? Your leisure? Your family? Or is it God?

 

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21


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God and Money: Day 1 “First Things First”

 

Where do you put God, and how did he get there…

Jesus refused.  “First things first.  Your business is life, not death.  Follow me.  Pursue life. – Matthew 8:22 (MSG)

Spiritual flow is the result of putting God first.

  No one can live in or give from the overflow if they don’t put God first.

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How To Serve With Your Heart

Why do colleges and universities have “majors?”

We have “majors” so we can FOCUS on something, give heart to it, something we hopefully like to do  and like to BE! Focus your energy and EFFORTS on!

Christianity has “majors” as well! There are majors and minors BUT be sure to catch the MAJOR things Jesus wants us to do and become!

 

Becoming A Servant – this  was MAJOR! So important in eyes of God……example was Jesus!


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Never Give Up!

Never Give Up - Track Runner 
Ever felt like quitting? It’s always easier to quit and give up! We all feel like giving up sometimes. The Bible brings us strength to not give up or give in to our feelings. This list of Scriptures will jumpstart your heart to focus on what God can do, not what you feel like you can’t do.

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Do We Pray?

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Luke 11:1 (NLT)
Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
– Why did the disciples ask Jesus this request? 
– Why not ask to walk on the water or raise the dead? Why not ask Jesus to teach something more spectacular or more powerful?
– What was so impressive about the prayer life of Jesus that this was the only written request of the disciples?

1. Prayer Is Coming Near to God
Deuteronomy 4:7 (NIV)
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the 
Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
– God says, “When you pray I want to be close to you!” He loves us and wants to be close!
– That’s the reason the Cross took place, the driving force in God was love for us!
– PRAYER – is all about coming NEAR to God!

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Is God Enough?

Psalm 73:1-5  (NCV)   “God is truly good to Israel, to those who have pure hearts.  But I had almost stopped believing; I had almost lost my faith because I was envious of proud people.  I saw wicked people doing well.  They are not suffering; they are healthy and strong.  They don’t have troubles like the rest of us; they don’t have problems like the rest of us.”


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