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3 Ours is a society where people know the price of everything, but the value of nothing – where people have a great deal to live on, but very little to live for. ~ Randy Alcorn

4 Riches and abundance come hypocritically clad in sheeps clothing pretending to be security against anxieties; and they then become the very object of those anxieties. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

5 The lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is time we awaken to the fact that conformity to a sick society is to be sick. ~ Richard Foster

6 The act of asking for less, not more, is a radical act - far more radical than it's ever given credit for. If you don't believe me, ask yourself why, after modern history's most appalling act of terrorism, the President of the United States of America would tell his people to keep on shopping or the terrorists win. ~ James Mackinnon, Ad Busters

7 Money is our madness. Our vast, collective madness. ~ D.H. Lawrence

8 Make as much as you can, save as much as you can, and give as much as you can. ~ John Wesley

9 Vision without action remains only a daydream. ~ Dr. Gary Buffone, Psychologist

10 As the global consumer culture increasingly gobbles up our time and resources, it is undermining the vitality of the church and undercutting our support for missions around the world. We are witnessing the slow but steady hemorrhaging of time and money invested in the work of the church. ~ Christine Sine

11 Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau

12 Simplicity is the only thing that sufficiently reorients our lives so that possessions can be genuinely enjoyed without destroying us. ~ Richard J. Foster

13 A banker is someone who lends you their umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it rains. ~ Mark Twain

14 We will loan you enough money to get you completely out of debt. ~ Sign In A Loan Office

15 Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. ~ Albert Einstein

16 Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you have that you would not take money for. ~ Russ Crosson

17 We spend more on diet aids than the people of many nations spend on food. ~ John Michael Talbot

18 Materialism is Western cultures implicit religion – that is, its core value system that significantly shapes its overall orientation. ~ Michael Shut

19 We need to become more concerned about raising the standard of loving instead of the standard of living. ~ Vera Shaw

20 Money never stays with me. It would burn me if it did. I throw it out of my hands as soon as possible, lest it should find its way within my heart. ~ John Wesley

21 My experience was that the less I spent on myself and the more I gave to others, the fuller of happiness and blessing did my soul become. ~ Hudson Taylor

22 There is no such thing as private lifestyle choices. We do indeed live in an interdependent interconnected world in which our decisions impact the lives of people half a world away. ~ Christine Sine

23 No more fitting symbol of the involvement of Christians in the everyday life of the world could be imagined than money, for nearly every relationship in personal and public life is characterized by the obtaining or spending or exchange of money. ~ William Springfellow

24 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21 (TNIV)

25 Cultural Hijacking The process of allowing our societys dominant traits and values to determine our destination.

26 * TRANSCENDENT VISION * Our Sense Of Mission DEATH AS MOTIVATION Our Daily & Weekly Lifestyle Routines * ACCOUNTABLE COMMUNITY *

27 Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ~ Matthew 6:21 (TNIV)

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29 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. ~ Ephesians 4:28 (NRSV)

30 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford but far more. And they did it of their own free will. ~ 2 Corinthians 8:3 (TNIV)

31 If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. ~ Matthew 19:21 (TNIV)

32 On every Lords Day, each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:2 (NLT)

33 You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Dont give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7 (TNIV)

34 On every Lords Day, each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:2 (NLT)

35 Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. ~ Acts 10:4

36 …let us throw off everything that hinders… ~ Hebrews 12:1 (TNIV)

37 Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. ~ Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)

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