2021 – Prepared to shine

Finances – Week 2

Money, Money, it’s so funny …

“Go out in the world and work like money doesn’t matter. Sing as if no one is listening. Love as if you have never been hurt and dance as if no one is watching”    Victor Hugo

Welcome

Word

  1. Pray: Open with prayer 
  • Read:
  • Ex 20:9 “Six days you shall labour and do all your work.”
    • Eph 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
    • Prov 28:19 Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.
    • Prov 13:11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
    • Prov 27:23-27 (Message) Know your sheep by name; carefully attend to your flocks; (Don’t take them for granted; possessions don’t last forever, you know.) And then, when the crops are in and the harvest is stored in the barns, You can knit sweaters from lambs’ wool, and sell your goats for a profit; There will be plenty of milk and meat to last your family through the winter
  • Discussion: How do I get rich?
  • By working wisely and carefully with my money
  • By not surrendering myself to “Get rich quick” scams, but by working honestly and transparently with my money.
  • By keeping record of my income and expenditures. By budgeting and planning.
  • By avoiding debt.
  • By paying debt off so fast as possible. If you have to go into debt
  • By saving.
  • By giving my money away to the needy.
  • Talk: 
  1. Discuss the above SEVEN ways of getting rich. What is your input and advice about getting rich?
  2. How do we open a bank account in heaven?   

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Spend time in God’s presence through Praise and Worship. 

Works

This week: Think about your own finances and ask yourself.

How much of my income:

  1. Do I give away?
  2. Do I save?
  3. Do I spend?