Finances

Money and the material things in life can either be a burden or a great blessing. Find out what God has to say about money and allow Him to show you how to live a blessed life.

Fitness: Finances Part 1

Fitness: Finances Part 2

Fitness: Finances Part 3

The Voice: Intro to Morris

The Voice: Blessed

The Voice: Given Away

The Voice: Principle of First

The Voice: Hearing God’s Voice

The Voice: Firstborn

The Voice: First Fruits

The Voice: Tithe

The Voice: It’s Not About Money

Tithing (principle of first):

 

“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law—justice, mercy, and faith. You should tithe, yes, but do not neglect the more important things.”

Matthew 23:23

“Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated Me! “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat You?’ “You have cheated Me of the tithes and offerings due to Me.  You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating Me.  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of Heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!  Try it!  Put Me to the test!  Your crops will be abundant, for I will guard them from insects and disease. Your grapes will not fall from the vine before they are ripe,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.  “Then all nations will call you blessed, for your land will be such a delight,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

Malachi 3:8-12

Giving/generosity

 

“You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”  And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 

Budgeting

 

“But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?  Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.  They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’”

Luke 14 28-30 

“No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.”

Hebrews 12:11 

“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”

Hebrews 21:5

“The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.”

Hebrews 12:11 

Retirement

 

“But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead.”

Ecclesiastes 11:2

Debt

 

“Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.”

Proverbs 22:7 

“Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another.”

Romans 13:8

Recommended Books

Total Money Makeover

Dave Ramsey

The success stories speak for themselves in this book from money maestro Dave Ramsey. Instead of promising the normal dose of quick fixes, Ramsey offers a bold, no-nonsense approach to money matters, providing not only the how-to but also a grounded and uplifting hope for getting out of debt and achieving total financial health.

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Complete Guide to Money

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave’s money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt, and invest. If you’re looking for practical information to answer all your “How?” “What?” and “Why?” questions about money, this book is for you. You’ll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting and the most important element of all—giving. Now let’s be honest: This is the handbook of Financial Peace University.

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The Blessed Life 

Robert Morris

This book will transform your life for the better, bringing you guaranteed financial results. But it will do more than that. It will change every area of your life: marriage, family, health, and relationships. For when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life journey is affected.

If all believers followed the practical guidance of The Blessed Life, every church could be built, every nation would have an abundance of missionariesand all would reap the benefits of having a generous heart. With humor, passion, and clarity, Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually.

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God and Money 

John Cortines and Gregory Baumer

Two young Harvard MBAs on the fast track to wealth and success tell their story of God’s transforming power and how Scripture brought them to the startling conclusion that they should give the majority of their money away to those in need. Packed with compelling case studies, research, and practical strategies, God and Money offers an honest look at what the Bible says about generous giving. No matter what your salary may be, God and Money shows you how you can reap the rewards of radical generosity in your own life. Paperback, 224 pages.

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Recommended Websites

Living wills/estate planning:  

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Financial teaching, tools, and resources from Dave Ramsey:  

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