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What to Do with Your Money (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard
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September 9, 2021 8:00 am

What to Do with Your Money (cont'd)

Destined for Victory / Pastor Paul Sheppard

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September 9, 2021 8:00 am

Five practical directives for handling our finances; based on Jer. 6:16, Prov. 3:9, 1 Tim. 6:6-9, and other passages. (Included in the 5-partseries Old-School Wisdom We Still Need Today.)

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Whoever's kind to the poor lends to the Lord.

He will reward them for what they had done. That's why I like being the giver because my reward isn't coming back from you. If God sees me blessing you mankind that you he says I'll hook you back up give and it shall be given to you good measure, pressed and shaken and running over low and welcome to this Thursday. Addition of Destin for victory with pastor Paul Sheppard ever you are, how you may be listening.

Thanks for making this part of your day. You know God went out of his way to make his thoughts about money very clear. He repeated them over and over, and he even gave us permission to test him on the issue. When we give. He promises to give back and it's always more than we gave away but as you see in just a few moments ties and offerings are not the only principles of godly stewardship. Stay with us now or stop by Pastor to listen on demand. That's Pastor here is Pastor Paul. Today's message what to do with your money safe be smart as well as obedient. It doesn't make sense to live above your means can brown one because you're settling toward a brighter harvest may I just spend money and living above their means being spoiled and is going to catch up with them sooner or later will happen. So live within your means, actuate number three get out of debt that my dad and then when you get out stay out most of us to start by getting out. God says in his word. The ancient past teacher teaches us to get out of debt. 22. Seven the rich on the borrower's slave to the lender. God says I want you to be free to serve me. I don't want to be a slave to any man or any company you are a slave when you all people, money, nor slave when you all on something that is not appreciating in value. You are a slave you are being over the rich are rolling over you. The borrower is slave to the lender for all practical purposes they all you and that is not God's will cover 6335 so do this my son to free yourself since you fallen into your neighbor's hand go to the point of exhaustion and give your neighbor no rest allowed mostly to your number to your eyelids yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter like a bird from the snare of the Fowler and me that stuff. So you get 40 sale, put it somewhere where you can make some serious money and bring get out of debt, tackle your first your smallest card first with the smallest balance only what is currently $700. Good salad stuff quickly as you can take what you think. I am not going to put it toward Matt's car and I have some more cells on most of UK women salad free yourself to what you can do for yourself like a bird from the snare of the saints, God doesn't want you carrying debt on depreciating things get out of debt so that you can be free in Romans I think it's chapter 13, Paul said don't owe anybody anything, except the level that no man anything except 11 that's a good verse how much brighter would your smile be if you don't owe anybody anything may be the one exception is a reasonable mortgage on a valuable and bare. Make sure it's reasonable.

Make sure you you have refinanced to the place where it makes a lot of sense. Wonderful.

You can look at people and smiled but I don't know you would die so that work hard to you. Do do some extra chores do you do pick up a little side job to do something your parents and grandparents charge growing up they would come from their full-time job. I now know they wind that I did know it is a key full-time job. They would get up and go to the evening returned. I want to know. Both brothers were trying to make some traction with the finances were concerned that back in the day before houses calls ridiculous amounts of money to have crazy mortgages, but that somehow ensnared themselves in some way and they want to make sure they could live within their means sought happen then to be happening. There is nothing wrong with the question hi Matt, take your order please. Good question: number four only two more you can make it through the lumber for building emergency fund. Proverbs chapter 6 verses six through eight. Go to the hat you slugger consider its ways and be wise, it has no commander, no overseer, no ruler, no pastor, preaching to it every week. Yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest who wrote that Solomon, one of the wisest minnows ever walked the face of the earth, and he was one of the wealthiest men and Solomon both wise and wealthy says listen, learn from, and and what you learned from Dan exactly don't consume everything you grab now on. Now some of what you grab now is for later.

Some of what you earn now is not for now.

Some of what you earn now is for later. So after you honor God and give him his 10th or whatever amount God's given you to give then before you go to spending takes something from what is left and say this I will set aside for the future or for an emergency fund, or for simple: a rainy day fund and the Bible says the wise man said that's why stop consuming everything on some is for later on so much in debt right now. I can do that you can do a basic emergency fund is a dollar a day somewhere where you will go back and get it next month. Put aside two dollars a day. If you can't always fit that get back to the dollar to put together a dollar a day just set it aside at the end of the year you got $365 sitting there that you haven't touched 2008 got $735 Europe over thousand see what I'm saying you can do it. It's a decision away when you see yourself headed to Starbucks say no when your car points toward Starbucks, rebuke it in Jesus name say no I cannot say Cupertino 105 new Latino women today and do my work for that you can afford that you blow now you gotta go grab the credit card which I just preached out hopefully with the previous emergency fund that's put in your emergency fund is that I got a drama card works on people making a living glorify God. I got a get tired so I can drive to work, and so thank you Lord that I put that $500 is now debt paid tires on going to work. I'm all right stomach has no cappuccino, but I'm happy and I'm debt free in the day. We know about all that. The best part of waking up the five house knowing the bus Starbucks back in the day will use the spoon in their put it in the hot water cream put aside an emergency fund, you can do it if you take your fast food money alone.

You be wealthy. A year from now. I have some for lunch.

Your bologna has a first name. All right, so those points last point, give gifts, not loans, give gifts, not low because of the ancient past. This is a good way. God is saying this is how I want you to handle your money from now on let today be the point where you take the ancient path. The good way, what's that mean that means you're going to honor God with your wealth firstfruits of all your crops give generously to the kingdom and believe in the blessed rest then secondly you are going to make sure we get back to point number two to live within your means. Third, you're going to get out of debt. It's going to be a process but snowball it get rid of one small debt then get rid of the next one, and snowball yourself to get out of the building.

Emergency fund and then finally it just not loan will be right back with more of today's destined for victory message from Pastor Paul Sheppard to listen any of Pastor Paul's recent broadcast. Be sure to stop by Pastor to listen on demand once again that's Pastor and here's a great way to honor God with your finances. Don't give someone money and calling alone give someone money and leave it alone. Paul joins me after today's message but first let's rejoin him for the second half of this teaching what to do with your money.

Proverbs 2226 do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts.

Don't lend people money is what got sick, got sick through the wise man if you want to bless him give it to you and not blessing them yourself. When you loan it to them.

God said that Jerome Proverbs 1917. Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord. He will reward them for what they have done. That's why I like being the giver because my reward isn't coming back from you.

If God sees me blessing you being kind that you he says I'll hook you back up. You are to givers, not just to the kingdom, but who help people in the most unexpected places. First John 317 if anyone has material possessions sees a brother or sister in need, but has no pity on them. How can the love of God be in the person you want to have compassion in your heart you see a brother or sister in need to be some compassion in your heart. So if you want to bless and give a gift. Don't give along so we are not speaking to people right now because you bought. I will pay you back. You bought the lie, they look so sincere when they tell you to go pay you back noticed the look of sincerity on people you know how they go into great depth to describe how to go pay you this special check. January the face should be no great detail when they borrowing no money.

What a famous one when I get my tax return will be to break off from that check will break off and they don't like. Often when they get nobody in this room can preach this point better than me. I have loan so much money before I started taking God seriously and have more people to this day. Me personally combine tens of thousands of dollars until I got smart and decided. God knows what he's talking about and quit loaning people money got sick to see in their teeth and no money they will create a big granddad by somebody who you money and I don't mind could you think you can smile me that you please if you cannot tell. You don't need to do what I have done. You have no money that you will never see again on earth you will see you in heaven is where you will see little bundle you asked God what is best that money all them so here's what you do, don't forget forgive that way I'm going release and forgive it and forgive you and I'm relieved that the God gotta give me back my tens of thousands of dollars to hold you hold you.

I got become the warden not worth cut off the quality of living make the food not digest right waking up in the middle of the night.

Money is not one. However, it is important however is not loan. However, God in his word tells us not to gift undeserving people action you rightly divide the word of God.

On the one hand, be generous to the poor people in the Lord says you, bless you. On the other hand he calls people to responsibility both takers and givers to responsibility. Watch this second Thessalonians chapter 3 in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we commend your brothers and sisters keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive.

Who does not live according to the teaching receiver must you yourselves know how you want to follow our example, we were not idle when we were with you, nor do we eat anyone's phone without paying for it.

On the contrary, we work night and day laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

We did this not because we do not have a right to such help. But in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate or even when we were with you, we gave you this role, the one who is unwilling to work shall not eat your raggedy child was unwilling to work shall not eat your cousin who was unwilling to work shall not eat.

We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy.

They are busybodies. Such people, we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ settled down the food they eat. As for your brothers and sisters never tire of doing what is good. Look at the balance of the word ago. Bless people when they are bless a bow he said, but when there idle when they lazy. He said hunger is the best cure for laziness right in your Bible best you get hungry enough, there were big to show up at your house. Mom will come on boy always make me sick, all while you fixing it. Mama need to have the courage to stand in the door with the chain also first in the 531 doesn't provide for his relatives, especially for his own household is denied the faith and is worse with an unbeliever got to kill your family should job thank you you and family. Do what you contribute. Everybody has a role in ancient past don't remember when we were kids in this house will look at the corner store before trying to get you to be pulled. You see people hard times are hard times somebody is working hard is when I preach this principle was trying hard to find it to be on the current dimension but there's a difference between the triers hard and barely trying and be entitled in the land around and wait for you to get home Sunday difference house is your fault. God says your teammates by spending resources you have the courage to put them out for them out so I love you. You gotta go make a baby so they bring the baby in on you, Lord R&R we follow God's directive will get God's blessing. Thanks so much for being here for today's destined for victory message what to do with your money, look for any of Pastor Paul's recent messages online on that's Pastor and he joins me now from a studio in California.

Pastor, I know your heart is encouraged by so many of our friends were listening and letting us know that destined for victory is having an impact on their lives. Tell us again why are you so committed to using media as such a big part of this ministry. Well Wayne I'll tell you I'm sold on the fact that if we're going to fulfill the great commission and of course that's our job as the body of Christ to go into the world to make disciples to baptize people and teach them to observe all things that Christ commanded to do that I am more convinced than ever.

It demands that we take a strong fresh look at how to use technology in every other resource. To that end. In other words, we gotta realize we were boomers. I'm a baby boomer born between 46 and 64 that our generation me to and I realize that we were the last generation in American history that was typically raised in church or in some religious training, and we've got three generations under us, and now there's an emerging fourth generation there still being developed. There known as generation alpha my first grandchild is an alpha and so I realize that with these three. For generations we've gotta preach the gospel to. They are not inclined to come to church and hear the gospel if you will, but the vast majority of them are probably going to have to be reached where they are before we can get them into the life of the church so technology is very important to the end that we can reach them with the good news of Jesus Christ is what it's all about Pastor reaching as many people as we can with the gospel. You know, media can often go where missionaries cannot into the homes of elderly shut-ins or those who have no way of getting to church behind prison walls and it can also travel into remote areas of the world that often hostile to the Christian faith. Just one more reason why your gifts to destined for victory are so critical to the cause of Christ for your generous gift to destined for victory today would like to send you a booklet from Pastor Paul Shepherd that goes hand-in-hand with this message. Junk removal for the soul inside the pages you discover practical biblical advice about setting aside some of the habits from your old life and order to embrace the newness of who you are in Christ is our gift to you this month by request. Your generous donation to destined for victory. So call to make a safe and secure donation online.

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