Mā·‘ō·wz

. . . The LORD is the mā·‘ō·wz (strength) of my life. ~Ps.27:1


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[PART] Four Lasting Benefits Of Choosing That One Essential Thing

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Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good  P-A-R-T  which shall not be taken away from her. ~Luke 10:41-42

In the various scenarios presented all over the globe, there will always be just one essential thing required to sustain an existence. In it’s absence – after a defined period of time, all would be lost. For example, an unemployed person may describe his one need as finding the right connections; in many relationships, that one thing craved for, would be trust; and for the person lying on the operating table, that one essential thing would be oxygen.

In the quest to find the true purpose of living, or the real meaning of life . . . that one needful thing is not found in our jobs, or in our friendships. It is not found in our abilities, or in Continue reading


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Too Rich To Be Broke

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What does it mean to be rich?

How can I stop being broke
and being in debt?

What does the Bible state about work and managing my finances?

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Looking for these answers? Then you’ve come to the right place where you’ll find the concise and needful information that you’ve been searching for.

In 2011, we had the privilege of hearing Lee Jenkins give answers to these and other questions in a Financial Seminar held at our church. In his seminar we learned many important points which we are now sharing with you. Click the links below to read the details Lee gave us in each section of his handout:

To be RICH means to be living the life that God has called us to.img02
To be BROKE means scarcity … which prevents us from living the life that God has called us to live.

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Renewing Your Financial Mind

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“Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is.” ~ Rom. 12:2
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It is important that we renew our financial point of view in order that we think the right way so that we begin experiencing what God has for us.

1) The Importance Of Money

Handling Money Is A Spiritual Issue

Because:

  • God owns it all and we are His money managers/stewards. (Read: Psa 24:1 ; 1Cor 4:2)
  • There is a connection between our hearts and wallets/treasure. (Read: Matt 6:21)
  • Money can compete with God for first place in our lives. (Read: Matt 6:24)
  • How we handle money has eternal consequences.

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Embracing Your Calling To Work

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“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ that you are serving.” ~ Colossians 3:23 – 24

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1) God’s Perspective On Work

  • God created work. (Read: Gen 2:15)
  • Work is necessary. (Read: 2 Thes 3:10)
  • Work develops character.
  • In all work there is dignity.

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Telling Your Money Where To Go

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“Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it.” ~ Proverbs 21:20

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1) The Purpose Of Wealth

Question:
Is the money we have really ours to use as we see fit?

Answer:
All money comes from God and we are blessed to be a blessing. (Read: Deut 8:18)
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2) Four Myths About Spending

Myth #1 . . . Things bring happiness.
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Myth #2  . . . We are what we possess.
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Slaying The Debt Giant

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“Poor people are slaves of the rich. Borrow money and you are the lender’s slave.” ~ Proverbs 22:7

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1) Debt In Scripture

Debt is money that one person is obligated to pay another.

What Does The Scripture Say About Debt?
  • Debt is slavery. (Read: Prov 22:7)
  • Debt was considered a curse. (Read: Deut 28:1 – 2 ,12)

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