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Summary: The final part in a four part series on handling finances...

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God promises to meet our NEEDS! Matthew 6:24-34

P erspective of ownership is wrong

R ationale of needs is skewed

O bsession with material gain is futile

B udget of income is lacking

L ifestyle demands more spending

E ternal perspective is “in the future”

M aster is not God!

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P ray for God to give you wisdom

A void getting further into debt

Y ield daily your life and possessions to God

O rder your debts by amount and interest

F ollow the spending plan

F ind creative ways to spend less and make more

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P urpose in your heart to serve God

R ead a chapter of Proverbs each day

A sk God for wisdom

C alculate the cost of your spending

T ake time to make your financial decisions

I nvest in God’s Kingdom

C onsider an accountability group

E valuate your monthly progress

God created WORK. It is not a CURSE!

Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. Genesis 2:15 NASB

Work is NECESSARY to eat.

For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 NASB

Work as though GOD is your boss!

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Colossians 3:23-24 NASB

P OWER and promotion are given by God!

But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.

Psalms 75:7 NASB

A BIDE by your work regulations.

Y EARLY reestablish goals.

C OUNT the cost of your job.

-Will your FAMILY suffer?

-Is it ETHICAL?

-What TOTAL EXPENSES are involved?

H EALTH care is a great benefit, but not the only one.

E VALUATE your motives for the job.

C ONSIDER all opportunities and options.

K EEP the proper Kingdom Perspective!

-GOD owns everything

-You are a STEWARD of God’s possessions.

-God has chosen US to further His Kingdom!

PRIORITIZE YOUR PAYCHECK – THE GOAL…

Housing and Utilities < 40%, Savings >10%+,

Kingdom Giving >10%+, All Other Spending < 40%...


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