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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 sheep’s clothing pretending to be security against anxieties; and they then become the very object of those anxieties.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard

5 “Make as much as you can, save as much as you can, and give as much as you can.” ~ John Wesley

6 “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

7 “All of us die. Yet, not all of us live.” ~ Gary Buffone, Psychologist

8 “The history of North American evangelicalism is a history of supporting the middle class values of American culture. There was no appeal to abandon most of the standards of the respectable middle class way of life. It was to those standards that people were called.” ~ George Marsden, Christian Historian

9 “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

10 “Vision without action remains only a daydream.” ~ Dr. Gary Buffone, Psychologist

11 “Western Christians buy into middle class aspirations such as consumerism, individualism, careerism, and security.” ~ Mike Rddell

12 “Far from challenging the growing individualism and consumerism of modern culture, many churches have bought into it.” ~ Christine Sine

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

14 “The abundance to which Jesus pointed was explicitly not the abundance of possessions. It was the abundance of the restored relationship, the God- relationship. It was the freedom to enjoy the community – the giving-and-receiving relationship with one another for which we were created.” ~ William Gibson

15 “We can only be healthy human beings to the extent that we invest time in building significant relationships and connecting to supportive communities. We can only be vital Christians to the extent that we are in communities where we are known, loved, and held accountable.” ~ Christine Sine

16 “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~ Albert Einstein

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

18 “More and more of us seem to be seeking to meet our needs for intimacy and community through the things we buy, but it isn’t working.” ~ Paul Wachtel, Psychologist

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

20 “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

21 “Evangelism used to be about helping people to believe so they could belong. Now it is more about helping people to belong so they can believe. I think this is the way it was always meant to be.” ~ George Hunter, The Celtic Way Of Evangelism

22 “There is no such thing as a solitary Christian, an isolated disciple in the Gospels. To respond to the call of Jesus is to embark on a journey with others.” ~ Athol Gill

23 “It seems clear from his actions that Jesus did not want his message of love primarily passed on through a book, but through a community.” ~ Bruxy Cavey

24 “What kind of a guy would quote himself in a Sunday service… sheesh.” ~ Anonymous

25 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked. "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother." ~ Mark 3:31-35 (TNIV)

26 “Cultural Hijacking” The process of allowing our society’s dominant traits and values to determine our destination.

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

28 “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.“ ~ The Angels to the Shepherds, Luke 2:12 (TNIV)

29 “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favour from the LORD.” ~ Proverbs 18:22 (NLT)

30 “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hands. How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them!” ~ Psalm 127:3-5 (NLT)

31 Then Jesus' mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, "Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.“ (Continued)

32 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked. "Who are my mother and my brothers?" he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother." ~ Mark 3:31-35 (TNIV)

33 "Truly I tell you," Jesus said to them, "no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life." ~ Luke 18:29-30 (TNIV)

34 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance." ~ Mark 8:1-3 (TNIV)

35 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” ~ Matthew 7:12 (TNIV)

36 “You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully.” ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7

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

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

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