Practical Issues : $ Managing God’s Money $

“Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: FOR ALL THAT IS IN HEAVEN AND IN THE EARTH IS THINE; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. BOTH RICHES AND HONOR COME OF THEE, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for ALL THINGS COME OF THEE, AND THINE OWN HAVE WE GIVEN THEE.” (1st Chronicles 29:11-14)

I thought I would take a break from frogs, locusts and turtledoves to provide some video links which I think could be of some use to Christians in this day and age of rampant materalism. The videos deal with our proper relationship to money and material things. (I would recommend you read my “Solomon’s Philosophy Experiment” post as a sort of complement to the videos.) I watched these videos years ago and I recommended them to others. Very practical. Very accessible. I particularly appreciated the presenter’s take on Luke 16:1-8.

Please note that I may not necessarily agree with everything taught by the presenter (Emergent Church style of presentation) in other videos. Use discernment please. Take what is good in the content (1st Thessalonians 5:21) and reject the rest. Chew the meat and spit out the bones.

Let us remember that everything belongs to God (that includes money) and that we are stewards who have the responsibility of using money wisely for the Kingdom. Having a great calling we as Christians should strive to have a good testimony in financial matters for the glory of God (1st Corinthians 10:31).

Here are the six videos (about 10-20 minutes each) in order:

Here’s the link to the official Crown Financial Ministries* website:

http://www.crown.org/

* I have no affiliation at this time with Crown Ministries; I am merely recommending a useful Christian website for informational purposes (1st Thessalonians 5:21)

I just wanted to add a little something concerning debt (one of the video topics). Here is a quote from a non-believer whose first job was as a bartender and who is now a billionaire:

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Pay off your debt first. Freedom from debt is worth more than any amount you can earn.

source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/best-financial-advice-ever-got-231000077.html

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