Sunday, March 29, 2015

50 Days of Transformation - Financial Health

Transforming How I See & Use Money
I Timothy 6:17-19

We cannot be conservative in our theology and at the same time heretical in the way we use money and still have God’s blessing.
Five Biblical Principles of Money Management
1.   God has provided enough. Philippians 4:11-13 
2.   Spend less than you earn.  Proverbs 13:11
3.   Avoid the use of debt.  Proverbs 22:7
4.   Build an emergency fund. Proverbs 6:6-8
5.   Set long term goals.  Proverbs 21:20
“Revelation in Reverse” is when a “discovery” of man is present in the scriptures but only recognized when brought to our attention from a world source.
Too many are living beyond their means due to “poorchoices” instead of purchases they have made.
Jesus doesn’t praise the manager’s dishonesty but he does praise his shrewdness.
What Not To Do With Your Money
1.   Don’t Waste It  Luke 16:1
2.   Don’t Trust It  Luke 16:3
3.   Don’t Love It.  Luke 16:13
God does not want to give you money as much as purpose and peace!
4.   Don’t Expect It To Satisfy  Ecclesiastes 5:10; Luke 12:15
Your self-worth has little connection to your net-worth.

What To Remember Every Day About Money

1.   It All Belongs to God. Luke 16:1a
2.   God Is Using Money To Test Me.  Luke 16:10
Unmanaged finances are a symptom of an unmanaged life.
3.   God Will Use a Good Manager Luke 16:11-12
There is a direct connection between spiritual maturity and the way we spend money.
4.   Money Is a Tool  Luke 16:9
The Bible says you are to love people and use money.
Three Good Things The Manager Did  
1.)   He Looked Ahead  Luke 16:3a
2.)   He Made A Plan  Luke 16:4a
A budget is telling your money where you want it to go rather than wondering where it went. 
3.)   He Acted Quickly  Luke 16:5

5.   The Best Use Of Money Is To Use It To Get People Into Heaven.   Luke 16:9

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