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10 Steps to a Better Future

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10 Steps to a Better Future

The Bible is truly amazing in that it deals with every aspect of our lives.  There are over 2,300 scriptures that deal with money and possessions.  The Bible outlines many principles that can help us to make better financial decisions. 

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What is Your Biggest Financial Vice?

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What is Your Biggest Financial Vice?

I was thinking about what my biggest vices are when it comes to staying healthy. As it turns out, my #1 health/fitness vice is also my #1 financial vice  eating out at lunch time. I really enjoy escaping from everyone and grabbing some lunch alone.

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IS PROSPERITY A TRAP

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IS PROSPERITY A TRAP

While not made of stone like the idols that trapped the children of Israel; false gods are still worshipped in the church today. When the children of Israel came to the promise land, they found a place bursting with prosperity: a land “flowing with milk and honey” (Deuteronomy 8:7-9; 27:3). But this wasn’t all they found: The native Canaanites introduced them to the local fertility god, Baal, whom they credited with the prosperity and success of their land.

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The Lifestyle of Debt

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The Lifestyle of Debt

Paul said to owe no man anything but our love.

Many Christian succumb to the lifestyle lure of the world. easy credit and living beyond what we can really afford, Flat screens, new cars, rental furniture, these kind of expenditures can ruin their finances. It is the number one reason that young families can’t afford to buy a house. This can also stop them from being able to support their duties to their church.

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The world’s easiest budget

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The world’s easiest budget

There are 2 simple rules to do a simple budget:

  1. You can’t spend more than you earn – carrying a balance on a credit card is not allowed.
  2. Money must go to the budget categories as soon you get paid.

The way it works: Rather than having 10-20 different categories of items to be budgeted for you only focus on the 1-3 most important ones and let the rest of the chips fall where they will. So, to do this you take your paycheck of say $1000 and right off the top you put the money to your main priorities.

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The Test of Money

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in Finance | 0 comments

The Test of Money

Jesus said in Luke 16:11If therefore you have not been faithful in unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

This is a test

True riches are the things of God.

And our testing ground is obedience to Gods word in areas of money.

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What does the Bible say about Debt?

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What does the Bible say about Debt?

What does the Bible say about Debt?

The borrower is slave to the lender. When you are in debt to another, you enter into a slave/master relationship with your creditor. (Proverbs 22:7)

God wants us to lend to others. Obviously, this is difficult if you don’t have anything to lend. (Deuteronomy 15:6, 28:12, Matthew 5:24)

We are required to pay back what we borrowed. It is easy to take this lightly, but if we borrowed it, we should pay it back. (Psalm 37:21, Ecclesiastes 5:4).

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