Posts Tagged ‘money’

The Treasure Principle: For Such a Time as This


If your obituary was written today, what would it say?

Do you think anything in that obituary would help your case when you are brought before the judgement seat of Christ?

How would you like to have the kind of obituary at which all of Heaven would rejoice?

Jesus can help you to have that kind of a life.

The Treasure Principle: Getting Started


There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.  A lot of people say they believe in Jesus, but sadly there are less whose lives demonstrate a real faith in God.  What do you believe in?

The Treasure Principle: Obstacles to Giving


Everybody knows that you can’t take anything with you when you die.  So why do so many people cling so tightly to the things they know won’t last?  Why is it so difficult to live by faith and trust the God really is in charge?  Maybe a different perspective will give you some insight.

The Treasure Principle: Eyes on Eternity


Do you ever think about the future or the direction of your life?  Some people only think as far as their next meal.  Others might make plans a week or so in advance.  A small portion will think about the years ahead and make plans for a future career or retirement.  But the very smartest have their eyes on eternity.  They think about what the rest of life is leading up to.

How about you?

The Treasure Principle: Compounding Joy


What would your life be like if you didn’t own anything–if everything you needed was provided to you on a daily basis for your entire life, but you finished every day without actually owning anything?

Would you have a different attitude about how you lived?

What if I told you that ultimately, that is the reality of life.  We enter the world without property and leave it the same way.

So how does that effect your thoughts about everything you thought you owned?

Listen to the message and see how freeing that truth can be!

The Treasure Principle: Buried Treasure


The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field, that a person found and hid. Then because of joy he went and sold all that he had and bought that field.
–Jesus Christ

No Salvation without Representation


Ezekiel 18:25-32 “Yet you say, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right!’ Listen to me, O people of Israel. Am I the one not doing what’s right, or is it you? 26When righteous people turn from their righteous behavior and start doing sinful things, they will die for it. Yes, they will die because of their sinful deeds. 27And if wicked people turn from their wickedness, obey the law, and do what is just and right, they will save their lives. 28They will live because they thought it over and decided to turn from their sins. Such people will not die. 29And yet the people of Israel keep saying, ‘The Lord isn’t doing what’s right!’ O people of Israel, it is you who are not doing what’s right, not I.    30“Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! 31Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? 32I don’t want you to die, says the Sovereign Lord. Turn back and live!

If Your Friends Jumped Off a Cliff…


Ephesians 3:7-12 I became a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the exercise of his power. 8To me—less than the least of all the saints—this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ 9and to enlighten everyone about God’s secret plan—a secret that has been hidden for ages in God who has created all things. 10The purpose of this enlightenment is that through the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms. 11This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness.

Sitting on the Fence


What are you doing with the resources that God has given to you?  Are you investing it in expanding the Kingdom of Heaven or are you squandering it on temporary things?

How to Survive the Stimulus


Remember that big government stimulus package that was supposed to save the economy last year?  And more people are losing their jobs (or still looking for jobs).  The stock market is at a 10 year low.  The economy still seems to be pretty unstimulated.  How are you dealing with that?  Has it affected your livelihood, your mood, your outlook on life?  It can be a pretty grim picture if you’re counting on government bureaucracy to fix things.  So what can you do?  Put your hope in something other than bad economics and leaders who don’t seem to be able to do basic arithmetic.  Trust in the Owner of the universe for the life-saving stimulus you need.