Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Living Grace Community Church All God’s Money November 2014.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Living Grace Community Church All God’s Money November 2014."— Presentation transcript:

1 Living Grace Community Church All God’s Money November 2014

2 Living Grace Community Church All God’s Money November 2014 Teachers Diane Billing Pete Kindinger Jim Otten

3 Goals of the Class Share knowledge about finances from a Biblical standpoint Resist the pull of the culture regarding money Experience financial freedom and provide hope Make you aware of the financial resources and ministries available at Living Grace Community Church Some promotion of Dave Ramsey’s materials (We would like to do a Dave Ramsey class at the church if there is sufficient interest)

4 Outline of the Class Week 1 – It’s All God’s Money Week 2 – Managing God’s Money through Budgeting and Control of Debt Week 3 – Managing God’s Money through long-range planning Week 4 – Being Prepared for Anything – Essential products and documents

5 Ground rules Goal is to have us look at finances from a Biblical… not worldly… view. We won’t ask questions to embarrass people. No guilt We’ve all made financial mistakes There are no stupid questions This class is not a financial pitch to encourage increased giving

6 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Jesus says more about money and finances than He does about:

7 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Jesus says more about money and finances than He does about: Angels

8 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Jesus says more about money and finances than He does about: Angels Heaven and Hell combined

9 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Jesus says more about money and finances than He does about: Angels Heaven and Hell combined Any other topic

10 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Personal Bankruptcies: 12.7 Million Families in the last 10 years; or 1-of-every-9 American families

11 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important Personal Bankruptcies: 12.7 Million Families in the last 10 years; or 1-of-every-9 American families Home foreclosures 21 million foreclosures since 2006 (Realty-trac)

12 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important It puts our marriages at risk. National Fatherhood Institute (2014) listed money issues as the #2 cause of divorce after lack of communication.

13 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important It puts our marriages at risk. National Fatherhood Institute (2014) listed money issues as the #2 cause of divorce after lack of communication. iMom.com surveys listed money issues as the #3 cause of divorce after lack of communication and growing apart.

14 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important It puts our marriages at risk. National Fatherhood Institute (2014) listed money issues as the #2 cause of divorce after lack of communication. iMom.com surveys listed money issues as the #3 cause of divorce after lack of communication and growing apart. Manila.com surveys said 65% of married couples argue about money regularly.

15 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important A powerful witness… The world seeks money… and uses people We are to seek people… and use money

16 Why a Biblical view of handling finances is important A powerful witness… The world seek money… and uses people We are to seek people… and use money Develop gifts in the area of stewardship, discipline and accountability

17 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Everything belongs to God Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

18 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Everything belongs to God Psalm 50:10-12 For every beast of the forest is Mine The cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; For the world is Mine and all it contains.

19 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Everything belongs to God God will meet our needs Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

20 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Everything belongs to God God will meet our needs Take care of what God has given us Proverbs 27:23-24 Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds; For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

21 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Wealth comes from God Proverbs 10:22 It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

22 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Wealth comes from God Deuteronomy 8:11-18 Beware lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; lest, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart becomes proud, and you forget your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt… Otherwise, you may say in your heart, “My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.” But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you the power to make wealth…

23 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Riches… and pursuit of riches… can deceive Ecclesiastes 5:10-11 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.

24 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Riches… and pursuit of riches… can deceive 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith, and pierced themselves with many a pang.

25 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Riches… and pursuit of riches… can deceive Job 31: “If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust. If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much… That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.

26 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money What do the following people have in common? Donald TrumpAbraham Lincoln Ulysses S. GrantWilliam McKinley Mike TysonMark Twain Larry KingMichael Jackson Dorothy HamillWillie Nelson Burt ReynoldsHenry Ford Walt DisneyMickey Rooney

27 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Riches… and pursuit of riches… can deceive Proverbs 11:28 He who trusts in his riches will fail, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.

28 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Riches… and pursuit of riches… can deceive Proverbs 11:28 He who trusts in his riches will fail, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf. Job 31: “If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust. If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much… That too would have been an iniquity calling for judgment, For I would have denied God above.

29 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money Focus on being content with God’s daily provision Proverbs 30:8-9 Keep deception and lies far from me, give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is my portion. Lest I be full and deny You and say “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be in want and steal and profane the name of my God.

30 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money The Key Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you”

31 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money The Key Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” What is the enemy of contentedness?

32 Ownership vs. Managing God’s Money The Key What is the enemy of contentedness? Comparison

33 Communication Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.


Download ppt "Living Grace Community Church All God’s Money November 2014."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google