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Crown Financial. Discover God’s Way of Handling Money “Your Money Counts” Seminar 06 Jan 2006. Vision Statement. To see the followers of Christ in every nation faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives. Mission Statement. Equipping people worldwide

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crown financial
Crown Financial

Discover God’s Way of Handling Money

“Your Money Counts” Seminar

06 Jan 2006

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Vision Statement

To see the followers of Christ

in every nation faithfully living

by God’s financial principles

in every area of their lives.

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Mission Statement

Equipping people worldwide

to learn, apply and teach

God’s financial principles

so they will know Christ more intimately,

be free to serve Him, and

help fund the Great Commission.

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Major Objective

Teach 300 million people worldwide

by September 2015

to handle money from God’s perspective.

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Core Values

Prayer

Christ-Centered

Bible-Based

Excellence

Relevance

Ownership

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The Problem

Why should we talk about Stewardship?

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The Problem

Lack of Biblical criteria

to make financial decisions

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Spiritual Crisis

 Poor understanding of Who God really is.

 We feel we are OWNERS.

 Situational ethics / Pragmatism / Materialism

 We freely accept erroneous teachings.

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The Solution…

What is God doing?

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Born in Campus Crusade for Christ

  • Founded in 1976 by Larry Burkett
  • Teaching people the Biblical
  • principles of managing money
  • Radio, TV, seminars, books,
  • tapes, computer software
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Founded in 1985 by Howard Dayton

  • Remarkably effective small group study
  • Church focused ministry with a network of
  • national missionaries
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Combined Ministries

Largest Stewardship Ministry

in the world

National and International outreach

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STRATEGY

Catalytic Events

Mass Media

Leadership

Development

Marketplace

Seminars and

Conferences

Couching

Small Groups

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STRATEGY

Catalytic Events

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STRATEGY

Pastors

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STRATEGY

Business people

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Lima, Peru

Hundereds of business owners present at our Spanish language events.

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Today

Session 1: Ownership

Session 2: Counseling, Spending and Debt

Session 3: Giving, Saving and Knowing God

Session 4: Integrity

Planning

Training the Trainers

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Commitment

To teach these materials to, at least,

100 other people as soon as possible,

and before September 2015.

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I. Introduction

1. Spiritual reasons

A. How we handle money has a big impact on the intimacy of our relationship with Christ.

“If you have not been faithful in the use of [worldly wealth], who will entrust the true riches to you?”Luke 16:11

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I. Introduction

1. Spiritual reasons

B. Money is a primary competitor with Christ for the lordship of our lives.

“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Matthew 6:24 (NIV)

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I. Introduction

2. Practical reasons

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

1. God’s responsibilities

A. God is the owner of everything

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;”Psalm 24:1 (NIV)

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

1. God’s responsibilities

B. God is in control.

“The LORD does whatever pleases Him, in the heavens and on the earth…” Psalm 135:6 (NIV)

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

1. God’s responsibilities

C. God will provide our needs.

“My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

2. Our responsibilities with money

A. We are stewards of God’s possessions.

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

2. Our responsibilities with money

B. We are to be faithful

“…it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 (ASV)

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II. God’s Responsibility and Our Responsibility with Money

2. Our responsibilities with money

C. When we are faithful, we will benefit in three ways:

I. We will grow closer to Jesus Christ

II. We will develop godly character

III. We will begin to have financial stability

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III. Work

1. God created work for our benefit

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

“…Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food…” Genesis 3:17-19 (NIV)

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III. Work

2. God’s perspective of work

A. Work is necessary.

“Six days you shall labor…” Exodus 34:21 (NIV)

“…If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NIV)

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III. Work

2. God’s perspective of work

B. Work develops character.

“Diligent hands [a good worker] will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.” Proverbs 12:24 (NIV)

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III. Work

2. God’s perspective of work

C. We work for Christ.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men… It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

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III. Work

3. God’s work responsibilities

A. God gives us our job skills.

“…and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work…” Exodus 36:1 (NIV)

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III. Work

3. God’s work responsibilities

B. God gives us our success.

“The LORD was with Joseph and he prospered… his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did,” Genesis 39:2-3 (NIV)

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A good

entertain-ment

area…

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III. Work

3. God’s work responsibilities

C. God controls promotion and advancement.

“No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt [promote] a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, He exalts [promotes] another.” Psalm 75:6-7 (NIV)

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III. Work

4. Our work responsibilities

A. We are to work hard.

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)

“…The precious possession of a man is diligence.” Proverbs 12:27 (NASB)

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III. Work

4. Our work responsibilities

B. We are not to overwork.

“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.”Exodus 34:21 (NIV)

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III. Work

4. Our work responsibilities

C. We are to be honest.

“Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.” Leviticus 19:11 (NIV)

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III. Work

4. Our work responsibilities

D. We are to honor our employers.

“Slaves, [employees] submit yourselves to your masters [employers] with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.” 1 Peter 2:18 (NIV)

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III. Work

4. Our work responsibilities

E. We are to honor fellow employees and never slander them.

“Do not slander a servant [employee] to his master [employer], or he will curse you…”Proverbs 30:10 (NIV)

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Ownership Covenant

I Stan Reiff transfer the following to the ownership of the Lord:

-Money

-Clothing

-Transportation

-Debt

-Home and contents

-Children

-Spouse

-Church

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I. Seeking Counsel

1. God’s Word.

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword… it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

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I. Seeking Counsel

2. Spouse.

“Therefore a man was shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 (NKJV)

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I. Seeking Counsel

3. Parents.

“My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”Proverbs 6:20 (NIV)

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I. Seeking Counsel

4. Godly people.

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…” Psalm 1:1 (NKJV)

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I. Seeking Counsel

5. Many counselors

“Plans fail for the lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22 (NIV) “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.” Proverbs 11:14 (NIV)

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I. Seeking Counsel

6. Avoid fortune-tellers, mediums and spiritualists!

“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 19:31 (NIV)

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II. Spending

1. Learn to be content.

“…I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”Philippians 4:11-13 (NIV)

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II. Spending

2. Learn to avoid coveting

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or his maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:17 (NIV)

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II. Spending

3. Do not determine your spending by comparing it to others.

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II. Spending

4. Live simply.

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)

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II. Spending

5. Needs should be met within the body of Christ.

“Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, as it were written: ‘He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.” 2 Corinthians 8:13-15 (NIV)

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II. Spending

6. Be aware of the influence of advertising.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God— what is good and acceptable and perfect.”Romans 12:2 (NRSV)

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Develop and use a plan

to control spending.

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

A. Debt is discouraged

“Let no debt remain outstanding…”Romans 13:8 (NIV)

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

B. Debt is considered slavery.

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7 (NIV)

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

C. In the Old Testament: I. Debt was a curse for disobedience.

“…if you do not obey the LORD your God… all these curses will come upon you… The alien who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher… He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him…”Deuteronomy 28:15, 43-44 (NIV)

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

C. In the Old Testament: II. Freedom from debt was a reward for obedience.

“If you fully obey the LORD your God… All these blessings will come upon you… You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.” Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 12 (NIV)

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

D. Debt presumes on the future.

“…you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow, we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow…Instead, you ought to say, ‘if it is the Lord’s will, we will live and also do this or that.’”James 4:13-15 (NIV)

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III. Debt

1. What Scripture says about debt

E. Repay what is borrowed.

“The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;” Psalm 37:21 (NIV)

“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ – when you now have it with you.” Proverbs 3:27-28 (NIV)

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III. Debt

2. Some factors that lead to debt:

A. Lack of knowledge.

B. Lack of planning and discipline.

C. Indulgence.

D. Circumstances.

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III. Debt

3. How to get out of debt:

A. Pray.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

B. Accumulate no new debt.

C. List all your debts and everything you own.

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III. Debt

3. How to get out of debt:

D. Use a written spending plan or budget.

E. Establish a repayment plan for each debt. Communicate with your creditors.

F. Consider earning additional income

G. Reduce spending

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III. Debt

4. Seven Prerequisites before acquiring debt:

A. Be committed to pay it back. (Romans 13:7,8)

B. Never become a guarantor. (Proverbs 17:18)

C. Avoid “surety”. (Proverbs 22:26,27)

D. Avoid “presumption on the future.” (Proverbs 27:1)

E. Never place your family at risk. (1 Timothy 5:8)

F. Avoid consumer debt. (Deuteronomy 15)

G. Use revolving credit wisely. (1 Corinthians 4:2)

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III. Debt

5. Becoming a guarantor.

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I. Giving

1. It is important to give with the proper attitude.

A. Give out of a heart of love.

“If I give all I possess to the poor… but have not love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:3 (NIV) “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son...” John 3:16 (NIV)

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I. Giving

1. It is important to give with the proper attitude.

B. Give cheerfully.

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV)

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I. Giving

2. Give to God first

“Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;” Proverbs 3:9 (NIV)

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I. Giving

3. Amount to give

“…Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.”Genesis 14:20 (NIV)

“…a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny… Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything— all she had to live on.” Mark 12:42-44 (NIV)

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I. Giving

4. Blessings of giving.

“…remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 (NIV)

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I. Giving

4. Blessings of giving.

A. Giving draws our hearts towards Christ.

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21 (NIV)

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I. Giving

4. Blessings of giving.

B. Giving develops godly character and helps us conform to Christ.

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:” Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

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I. Giving

4. Blessings of giving.

C. Giving allows us to put treasure in heaven.

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”Matthew 6:20 (NIV)

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I. Giving

4. Blessings of giving.

D. Giving can produce a material increase to the giver.

“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:24-25 (NIV)

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I. Giving

5. To whom should we give?

A. Give to the church, Christian workers and ministries.

“Pastors who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching” 1 Timothy 5:17 (TLB) also 1 Corinthians 9:14

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I. Giving

5. To whom should we give?

B. Give to the poor

“…the King will say...'I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink'...then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?'...The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:34-45 (NIV)

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I. Giving

5. To whom should we give?

B. Give to the poor

“…Whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

“The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets”Proverbs 21:20 (TLB)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

A. Save only if also giving

“…The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you…’ This is how it will be for anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:16-21, 34 (NIV)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

B. Save regularly.

“Steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty”Proverbs 21:5 (TLB)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

C. How much should we save?

“Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance.” Genesis 41:34 (NIV)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

D. What to save for

I. Save for unexpected emergencies

II. Save for major purchases

III. Save for longer-term needs

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

E. Investments

I. Avoid risky investments

“There is another serious problem I have seen everywhere—savings are put into risky investments that turn sour, and soon there is nothing left to pass on to one’s son. The man who speculates is soon back to where he began—with nothing… This, as I said, is a very serious problem, for all his hard work has been for nothing; he has been working for the wind. It is all swept away” Ecclesiastes 5:13-16 (TLB)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

E. Investments

II. Diversify investments“Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.” Ecclesiastes 11:2 (NASB)

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II. Saving

1. Scripture encourages saving.

F. Get-rich-quick schemes and gambling

“A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth, and does not know that want will come upon him.” Proverbs 28:22 (NASB)

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III. How to Know God

1. God loves us and wants us to experience a meaningful life.

“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV)

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III. How to Know God

2. We are separated from God

“…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23 (NIV) “…the wages of sin is death…”Romans 6:23 (NIV)

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III. How to Know God

3. God’s only provision to bridge this gap is Jesus Christ.

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)

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III. How to Know God

4. Each of us must receive Jesus Christ

“…to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” John 1:12 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

“Teach me your way O Lord and I will walk in your truth. Give me an undivided heart that I may fear your Name.” Psalms 86:11

“I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” Acts 24:16

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I. Honesty and Integrity

1. God wants us to be completely honest.

“The LORD detests lying lips…” Proverbs 12:22 (NIV)

“…the Lord hates…a lying tongue…” Proverbs 6:16-17 (NIV)

“Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.” Leviticus 19:11 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

A. Truthfulness is one of God’s attributes.

“…I am…the truth…” John 14:6

“Be holy in all you do for it is written, ‘be holy because I am holy’”1 Peter 1:15

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

B. We cannot be dishonest and love God.

“He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.” Proverbs 14:2 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

C. We cannot be dishonest and love our neighbor.

“The commandments…‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to its neighbor…’”Romans 13:9-10 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

D. Integrity pleases God

“I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity.”1 Chronicles 29:17 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

E. Integrity provides security.

“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9 (NIV)

“The righteous man is rescued from trouble.”

Prov 11:8 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

F. Integrity establishes credibility so that evangelism can be effective.

“so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe” Philippians 2:15 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

G. Integrity provides guidance and confirms God’s direction.

“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.” Proverbs 11:3 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

2. Why God has established the standard of honesty.

H. Integrity provides guidance and confirms God’s direction.

“Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put devious lips far from you. Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.” Proverbs 4:24-26 (NASB)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

3. Honesty Required for leaders.

A. A dishonest leader produces dishonest followers.

“If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.” Prov 29:12 (NIV)

“By justice a king gives his city stability but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.”

Prov 29:4

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I. Honesty and Integrity

3. Honesty Required for leaders.

B. Dishonesty should disqualify a person from leadership.

“Select capable men from all the people, men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain - and appoint them as officials…” Exodus 18:21 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

3. Honesty Required for leaders.

C. Integrity prolongs leadership

“A leader…who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.” Proverbs 28:16 (NASB)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

A. It is important to be honest in small things.

“…whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”Luke 16:10 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

B. Bribes

“Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.” Exodus 23:8 (NIV)

“A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.” Proverbs 17:23 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

C. Training children

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

C. Training childrenI. Teach verbally“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

C. Training childrenII. Teach by example “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 “A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher” Luke 6:40

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

C. Training children III. Teach by involvement

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses I. Blessings for the honest.

“For the crooked man is an abomination to the Lord; but He is intimate with the upright.” Proverbs 3:32

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses I. Blessings for the honest.

“For the crooked man is an abomination to the Lord but He is intimate with the upright.”

Proverbs 3:32 (NIV)

“The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” Proverbs 20:7 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses I. Blessings for the honest.

“Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.” Proverbs 12:19 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses I. Blessings for the honest.

“The house of the righteous contains much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.” Proverbs 15:6 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses II. Curses reserved for the dishonest

“A greedy man brings trouble to his family…”Proverbs 15:27 (NIV)

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I. Honesty and Integrity

4. Integrity must be present in all areas of life.

D. Blessings and curses II. Curses reserved for the dishonest

“A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.” Proverbs 21:6 (NIV) “Dishonest money dwindles away…”Proverbs 13:11 (NIV)

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5. Developing your integrity

A. Value the integrity of your heart

"As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did…” 1 Kings 9:4 (NIV)“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

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B. Have a healthy fear of discipline

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11 (NIV)

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C. Decide beforehand never to compromise or be defiled

"LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart” Psalm 15:1-2 (NIV)

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D. Draw a clear line on your limits of behavior and step well back from it

“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”Genesis 4:7 (NIV)

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E. Be on your guard at all times.

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable— if anything is excellent or praiseworthy— think about such things.”Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

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E. Be on your guard at all times.

“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl” Job 31:1 (NIV)

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E. Be on your guard at all times.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 (NIV)

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F. Surround yourself with honest people.

“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV)

“The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy…” Proverbs 29:24 (NIV)

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G. Be accountable to others.

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other.” James 5:16 (NIV)

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H. Pray and submit to the Holy Spirit.

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Matthew 15:33 (NIV)

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H. Pray and submit to the Holy Spirit.

“live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature…”Galatians 5:16-17 (NIV)

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6. What to do when dishonest

A. Restore fellowship with God

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

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B. Return everything received dishonestly to its rightful owner.

“when he thus sins and becomes guilty, he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to him, or lost property he found,” Leviticus 6:4 (NIV)

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“The eyes of the Lord range through the earth that He may bless those whose heart is completely His.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

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1. Life on earth is brief.

“…What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 (NIV)

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2. Number your days on earth

“The length of our days is seventy years or eighty, if we have strength… Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:10,12 (NIV)

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Right perspective on life:

Life is short,

Eternity is long,

and what we do during our short life

lasts forever…

organizational development
Phase

1 - Entrepreneurial

2 - Emerging

3 - Established

4 - Eroding

Recognized by

Viability

Credibility

Stability

Vulnerability

Organizational Development
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Planning

One

Few

Few

Everybody

Dreams

Mission/

Vision/

Values

Ideas

Objectives

Philosophy

Approach

Results

Tasks

Futuristic

3-5 yrs

1-3 yrs

1-year

Why

Why

How

How/When

No Limits

at this point

Where you

want to be.

Where

you are.

Short

Range

Conceptual

Strategic

Long Term

Operational

This is followed by a rolling quarter, monthly, weekly and daily planning.