Penetrating A Materialistic World

As Christians, we are to impact non-Christians with our life-style, both personally and corporately. No aspect, however, is illustrated more specifically and graphically in the New Testament than the way we view and use our material possessions. How does our view of material possessions influence the way non-Christians view our relationship with Jesus Christ? I.        Encouraging Faith in Christ II.        Verifying God’s …

How To Pray For Missions

Read: Ephesians 6:18-20 At the present time, God has chosen to use our church as a sending church. We thank Him and praise Him for the trust He has placed in us. But a church that supports its missionaries does more than send a support check each month–a missions church covers its missionaries in prayer. This is an essential part …

How To Pray For Your Church’s Leaders

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Pray that they will. . . Be men after God’s own heart. (Acts 13:22 and Psalms 42:1) Be men of the word. (Psalms 119:97, Colossians 3:16 & Psalms 119:11) Allow God to direct their every step. (Psalms 37:23) Have a growing, deepening relationship with God in prayer. (Psalms 37:4 & Psalms 63:1) Be spirit-filled men of faith …

Sample Personal Monthly Budget

Below is a sample budget illustrating the principles described on the previous page: Budget Income Gross Monthly Income $2,600 Taxes $650 Tithe $260 Net Monthly Income $1,690 Expenses (Alphabetically) Auto Fuel $80 Maintenance $20 Insurance $60 Car Payment $0 Clothing $50 Entertainment $50 Gifts Anniversaries $10 Birthdays $10 Christmas $40 Miscellaneous $10 Groceries $260 Housing $623 Life Ins. $24 Missions …

Guidelines for a Personal Budget

I.        Principles dealing with finances.         A.        Use a written plan.         B.        Provide for the Lord’s work first.         C.        Excel at your tasks.         D.        Limit credit.         E.        Think about buying:         Is it necessary?         Does it reflect your Christian ethic?         Is it the best buy?         Is it an impulse item?         F.        Practice saving money regularly.         G.        Set your own goals.         H.        Get out of debt.         I.        Avoid indulgences.         J.        Seek good Christian counsel. …