“Seeking Kingdom in a Sinking Culture”
M – The Master Issue – Whose money is it?
O – The Order Issue – What do I do with it?
N – The Navigation Issue – Where do I start?
- Check the MAP (Proverbs 27:23-24)
“Stewardship is the use of God-given resources for the accomplishment of God-given ________.”
God owns it all! (Ps. 24:1; Mt. 25:14)
Discovering where you are _____________ you toward progress. i.e Assets, Liabilities, Debts, etc.
Road to Financial Freedom:
Destination #1 Elevate your Giving Our highest financial priority should be to give at least ______ of your income.
Destination #2 Establish Emergency Fund & Budget A Spending Plan brings ____________ to goals.
Destination #3 Eliminate Consumer Debt Steadily pay off the smallest to the largest debt.
Destination #4 Establish a “Cars for Cash” Account After you pay off your car debt, _______ the the same amount each month for next car.
Destination #5 Expand Emergency Reserve Fund Increase fund from $1000 to one month’s salary.
Destination #6 Establish Long-Term Investments You have to _______ the right to invest. (E. Pope)
Destination #7 Eliminate Home Mortgage (Debt-free) ____________ your mortgage, has huge effects!!
“Be aware that perhaps the most common budget error is simple discouragement.” Larry Burkett
- Observe the ANT (Proverbs 6:6-11)
What’s so “big” about the ANT:
- Works hard without a _________.
- Does __________ things first.
- Makes plans for the __________.
- Doesn’t expect applause.
A “sluggard” is a lazy person who lacks ___________. cf. Prov. 13:4; 15:19; 19:15; 20:4; 22:13; 26:14-16
- What’s your Ambition? Kingdom & Righteousness?
- Who are you Accountable to?
[audio:http://www.marshalltownefc.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/13-Money-Madness-Prov-27_23-24-Ps-24_1-Mt-25_14-Prov-6_6-11.mp3|titles=13 Money Madness (Prov 27_23-24; Ps 24_1; Mt 25_14; Prov 6_6-11)]