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Help Your Congregation Win Financially

Do a survey in your congregation. Ask them to name five things that they currently struggle with and I am sure that one of them is financial strife. Credit card debt. Student loans. Mortgages. Utility bills. Different names—the same problem. Lack of money. As a pastor, you have a fantastic opportunity to help your congregation win financially and overcome lack through Biblical and practical teaching. Here are some ways: 1. Preach on Biblical Finances You have a captured audience that…

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Intimacy with God

I’m often asked about what makes some people good with money while others struggle. I could answer that in several ways, but let me do so by dividing the issue into two camps: the practical camp and the spiritual camp. Some people in the practical camp manage money well because they live beneath their means, save, invest and live generously. Then there are those who are in the spiritual camp, who know God intimately, and know his word and are…

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Approved Steward

Stewardship is more than just making wise use of your money or giving to the poor. To capture it in a nutshell, it’s acknowledging that everything you have belongs to God and you have been entrusted with your entire life to live it according to God’s will and to glorify Him. Once you fully understand this then you will be in a better position to accomplish your role and calling on this earth. The previous stewardship articles have covered a…

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dishonest steward

We are all called to be stewards of God’s creation: people, properties and even money. These are not our own but have only been entrusted to us by the One who owns everything. But what happens if during the course of our journey here on earth, we get blinded by wealth and use it not to further the Kingdom of God but for our own selfish desires? In one of His parables, Jesus Christ shows what happens to a man,…

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Every Christian has been given a responsibility (the stewardship) by God to look after the things of this earth and ensure that it is used to give glory to His name. A father is the overseer of his family, the church worship leader answers to God regarding his ministry, the pastor is the steward of the Gospel, a student is accountable to God to study diligently, a business owner must deal honestly as he represents God… and the list goes…

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I want to talk to you about what is the most sensitive subject, and that is how we spent our money. I’ve read somewhere recently a great quote: “Our bank statements are like theological documents.” What the author really meant is that how we use our money not only tell us what we value, it tells us what we truly believe. In fact, it’s not really correct to say that the money is ours. The money that we have is…

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Christian Wealth Logo

Christian Wealth TV (CWTV) - Episode 11 with David Smith, Director, Genesis Charitable Foundation. Commit everything to the Lord. Everything. When you receive your first salary, make the firm decision to give it to God, every dollar. Remind yourself that in doing this, our loving Father will not leave you, He will provide every dollar you would ever need. Get your security from God. Always.

Related:  The Joys of Being Poor — Poor in the Spirit

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Take time and persevere

This verse talks to everyone to persevere, “A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 28:20 No one gets rich overnight. Success is a byproduct if you persevere with patience. It’s been said one too many times, “Good things come to those who wait”—true enough, countless stories of success are anchored on the simple principles of hard work and patience. Take your time, don’t rush things, we’ve always been told. Whether…

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Ask a mentor

“Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counsellors they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 For over a year now, I have been part of a health and wellness business. In our company, one of our valued mottos is "Training is everything. Learning is everything." We are being taught that success is not instant. Before we earn, we need to learn. Before we succeed, we need to plant the seed. And part of planting the seed is getting all the advice and…

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In the early years of the 21st century, Donald Rumsfeld (the former secretary of defense of the United States), was being asked during a media briefing about “how the war in the middle east was going”. His response was very interesting, he said “there are known knowns." These are the things we know that we know, then there are known unknowns, that is to say there are things that we know that we don’t know. And there are also unknown…

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