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You cannot love both God and money.

THE RICH YOUNG RULER (commendable but lost)

The rich young ruler shows us the power of money Jesus exposed the heart of the rich young ruler. We can fool everyone around us and meet the best expectations of society while still being lost. Like Judas, we can walk with disciples and lose eternal life. To say this is difficult is an understatement. …

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The prosperity gospel is difficult for everyone.

THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL (a struggle for everyone)

Believing the prosperity gospel will kill a proper vision of following Jesus. The prosperity gospel is a belief or a conviction that God would have his children experience financial prosperity. In a positive sense, this means that God’s design is to bless his children, here and now, with economic benefits that others do not have. …

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Gospel change is difficult.

THE COST OF GOSPEL CHANGE

Change for the sake of Jesus is never easy because it requires that we live by faith. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to …

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Financial stress can impact every area of life.

BARELY MAKING IT

Financial stress can easily move our life’s focus toward money. Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. – James 1:2-3 For many, financial stress is a constant pressure that disrupts almost every aspect of life. I received a …

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Living a simple life can help us put God first.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SIMPLE LIVING

Simple living can help us focus on demonstrating the value of Jesus. Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. – Hebrews 12:1 Have you ever asked how you might accomplish more for the Kingdom? Simple living …

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Being content includes being satisfies with Jesus.

BEING CONTENT

Being content in our finances honors God when combined with a mission-driven life. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have… – Hebrews 13:5 …godliness with contentment is great gain… – 1 Timothy 6:6 Being content in this society is almost impossible. In fact, it’s often seen as …

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The security of money can cause a spiritual fading.

MONEY AND FADING AWAY

The influence of a growing retirement plan can tempt us to fade away just when we should have maximum Kingdom impact. ….as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit …

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Manna and money have much in common.

MANNA AND MONEY

Manna and money have much in common and teach difficult things. …whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of them gathered as much as he could eat. – Exodus 16:18 When God gave manna to the Hebrews (Exodus 16:1-36), he was doing much more than just feeding …

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Saving for retirement should be done with prayer.

SAVING FOR RETIREMENT (4 Considerations)

Saving for retirement should look different if Jesus is our priority. As someone who has worked with money for over 40 years, I have found the concept of saving for retirement to be trying and difficult for most. From an earthly perspective, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the dangers. Longer life expectancies, medical costs, …

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A Christian retirement should look different.

CONTEMPLATING CHRISTIAN RETIREMENT

Christian retirement can be a time for Kingdom service or a time of self-absorption Can you define a Christian retirement? That might be tough. But when you do think about retirement, what do you think about? Travel? Fishing? Golf? Simply not working? The retirement decision is an important one – for many reasons. In most …

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Christian financial planning is a very different thing.

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN FINANCIAL PLANNING?

Working with a Christian advisor doesn’t mean you have a Christian plan. ` If you’re like me, you want to live for Jesus in everything you do. Understanding the differences between secular financial planning and Christian Financial Planning is really important if we’re going to succeed. So, what’s the difference between financial planning as a …

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A balanced financial life is not the right way to approach money.

A BALANCED FINANCIAL LIFE – REALLY?

A balanced approach to our finances may not be what we need. We hear it all the time; we need a balanced approach to this, or, we need balance in the way we do that, or, we need a balanced life. Have you ever really thought about what that means and how using the term …

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