Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Finances
Should We Share Finances in Marriage? - Jimmy Evans. Should we share finances in marriage? It's a common question in every marriage and one that causes a LOT of conflict. Stick around to see what Jimmy Evans says about how you can build a healthy financial partnership in your marriage.
Rick Warren (July-14-2022) Daily Devotional: Financial Blessing Requires Careful Planning.
“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” - Proverbs 21:5 (NLT)
If you want to be financially strong, you need to start writing down what you spend until you know where all your money is going. This is the principle of accounting. You’ve got to keep track of your finances!
Have you ever made it to the end of the month and wondered, “Where did all my money go?” Ignorance of your financial condition plus easy credit equals disaster.
You’ve probably heard this phrase: “Money talks.” It does not. It just walks away quietly, and it doesn’t tell you where it’s going. To know what you’re spending your money on, you have to keep good records.
Proverbs 21:5 says, “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity” (NLT).
When it comes to your finances, you need to keep good records of four things: what you own, what you owe, what you earn, and where it’s going. This kind of record-keeping is the framework for budgeting.
There are several ways to budget, and you need to figure out which one is best for you. You need to get online, get to your bank, get to your accountant’s office, get into your books—whatever it takes for you to get on track and understand your money so that it works for you and not against you.
Proverbs 23:5 says, “Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle” (GNT). That’s a pretty descriptive picture. If you don’t know where your money is going, it’s just going to fly away like an eagle. Fortunately, for those of us in the US, our government is kind enough to remind us of this by putting an eagle on every dollar bill!
The financial plan that God blesses starts with recognizing that he is your source of income and your security. Then, by keeping good records, you can quickly see how God is blessing you.
Talk It Over
- How can budgeting your money actually give you more freedom financially?
- What steps do you need to take today to be able to better track and allocate your money?
- How do you want God to bless you financially? How are you being faithful to him with your finances?
Dr. David Jeremiah - Watch Economic Chaos - A Financial Prophecy. A cashless society. Microchipping people. Greed and discontentment are ever-present. Dr. David Jeremiah offers biblical insights and strategies for responding with a measured tone.
Rick Warren (July-06-2022) Daily Devotional: Choose Faith over Fear in Your Finances.
“Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.” Matthew 25:28-29 (NLT)
What keeps you from investing your life? What keeps you from moving to financial freedom? I’ll tell you what it is: fear.
In the Bible you can find financial principles that God guarantees. God promises that if you follow them, you will be blessed. But they require faith, and that scares a lot of people. They are afraid of doing things God’s way.
Many kinds of fear can hold you back. One type of fear is self-doubt, which says: “You’ve failed in the past, so you’re never going to try again.” But just because you fail doesn’t mean you should give up. Everybody fails; it’s the only way you learn what works! God uses ordinary people who choose to keep on going after failure instead of giving up.
Two disciples—Judas and Peter—denied Jesus before his Crucifixion. They committed the same sin, but the difference was the way each reacted to his failure. Judas focused on his sin and not the forgiveness of God. His remorse overwhelmed him, and he ultimately took his own life.
But when Peter realized his sin, he prayed, repented, and asked God for forgiveness. Then Jesus chose Peter to preach on Pentecost, and 3,000 people were saved the first day. Jesus chose to build the church on the biggest failure in the bunch.
What a God! He didn’t choose the superstar. He chose the guy who had blown it the worst.
You may have really messed up financially or in other ways. But it doesn’t matter where you’ve been. What matters is the direction you are going right now.
In the parable of the talents in Matthew 25, a rich man entrusted his money to his three servants before he left for a long trip. When he returned, he asked for an account from the servants. Two of them had doubled the master’s money, but the third had been afraid and had hidden his portion instead of working and investing it. His fear disappointed and angered his master, who said, “Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver” (Matthew 25:28 NLT). The master took away everything the servant had been given.
When you try to do things God’s way, fear often emerges. Satan will try to get you to ignore God’s principles for money management by making you afraid of failure or making you doubt your ability to be a good steward of God’s money.
But if you’re going to be successful in life, you must move against your fears. You have to do the very thing that you fear the most!
When you move forward in faith and follow God’s guidelines for financial peace, you will experience God’s blessing and even more resources and responsibility.
As Matthew 25:29 says, “To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away” (NLT).
Talk It Over
- What financial failure has kept you from moving forward with God’s financial principles for your life?
- Do you pray for God to give you more financial responsibility as a steward of his money? Why or why not?
- What is it about God’s way of handling money that makes you afraid to be obedient? Talk to God about those fears today.
You can rely on God’s promises
Your sin separates you from God, and there’s nothing you can do to make things right. So you need someone to save you from your sins and make you acceptable to God.
That’s why God sent Jesus. Jesus’ death on the cross paid for every wrong you’ve ever done or will do. Jesus made it possible for you to have a relationship with God the Father. The Bible says, “We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are” (Romans 3:22 NLT).
You can start your journey with Jesus by believing in him and confessing your sins. If you’re ready to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, start by praying this simple prayer: “Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that he died for my sin and that you raised him to life. I want to trust him as my Savior and follow him as Lord from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
Rick Warren (July-04-2022) Daily Devotional: God Rewards Financial Faithfulness
“[The] master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” - Matthew 25:21 (NIV)
Money is the acid test of your faithfulness. God uses it more than any other thing in your life to test your faith. Why? Because it’s the thing people have the hardest time with.
Look at the rewards God gives for wise money management: “[The] master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:21 NIV).
The law of compensation is this: God will reward you for good money management. Matthew 25 suggests three steps of this reward—affirmation, promotion, and celebration.
God affirms you by saying, “Good job! I was testing you to see if you could be trusted with what I gave you, and you passed the test. Well done, good and faithful servant.
The second step is promotion. As you show faithfulness with a few things, God will give you greater responsibility.
Then, as you show your responsibility, God will celebrate with you. You will share in God’s happiness!
Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24 NIV).
Notice he doesn’t say you shouldn’t serve God and money. He says you can’t. It’s impossible. Nobody can serve two masters. So you’re going to have to decide what will be number one in your life: God or money.
Money is a terrific servant but a terrible master. When it masters you, you’re always under stress. You’re always worried. You’re always uptight about it.
But when you master your money—when you make it your servant—it serves you. When money works for you, instead of you working for your money, you will have peace.
Talk It Over
- If God audited your finances, what grade would he give you, and why?
- When has your money mastered you? When have you mastered your money? What were the differences in your relationship with God during those times?
- How can you manage your money more wisely so that it works for you instead of controlling you?
Jimmy & Karen Evans - Watch Sermon: God & our Finances
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Joseph Prince (August-06-2020) Watch Sermon: Bring Jesus Into Your Financial Situation. Your little becomes much in God’s hands! Joseph Prince reveals secrets from the feeding of the five thousand to help you unlock God’s supply for your needs. See how God can multiply what’s meager to more than meet the demand no matter how great it is. Whether it’s healing for your body or practical supply for your family, find faith to receive your miracle as you catch a revelation of our ever-giving Lord Jesus. Stop worrying about the little you have or the largeness of the need—the One who loves to add His blessings to you is your God!
Joseph Prince (May-07-2020) Sermon: How To Prepare For The Upcoming Financial Recession. As the world goes through a financial famine, God wants you to experience His practical supply of provision and be a blessing to those around you!
In this essential message by Joseph Prince, you’ll receive divine wisdom to help you thrive in the volatile times we are living in. Discover how you can:
• Live assured when you see God’s heart to provide for you and your loved ones.
• Experience God’s lavish supply as you give to others with a generous spirit.
• See your children being blessed when you follow God’s principle of the tithe.
• Access heaven’s provision when you are established in the truths of the divine exchange.
Whether you’re the breadwinner in your family, a business owner, or simply finding stability in these uncertain times, you’ll be equipped and strengthened to flourish in the days ahead!
Andrew Wommack (March 31, 2020) Andrew's Live Bible Study: Biblical Finances. Join Andrew’s Live Bible Study to interact in real time and gain a deeper understanding of the Word. The Live Bible Study is held at 6:00 p.m. MT every Tuesday.
Andrew's Live Bible Study: Faith Over Fear Series - Finances - Paul Milligan and Billy Epperhart (March-26-2020)
Andrew's Live Bible Study (March-26-2020) Faith Over Fear Series - Finances - Paul Milligan and Billy Epperhart.
Now is the time for the Body of Christ to shine in the midst of confusion and fear! That is why we are bringing together top Christian leaders, from business professionals to pastors, for a series of #FaithOverFear live streams that you don’t want to miss.
Tonight, we will be discussing how to trust God with your finances no matter what impact the Coronavirus has on the economy. Tune in and be blessed!