* If your tithe is holy, then the rest of your money is holy. * Paul is talking about the gospel going to the Gentiles after it went to the Jews. * The Jews were “the firstfruits” of the gospel and were holy, so now the Gentiles are holy as well. * They are all “people.” * But let’s talk about money. * When you give your tithe / first fruits to God, it makes the rest of your money holy. * Holy means - Set Apart / Devoted. * Principles for Holy Money: * It’s Not Yours - stewardship vs ownership. * Stewards have possession for not the rights of ownership. * It’s a tool - tools are used to build things. * We are responsible to build God’s kingdom. * It’s a burden-lifter - making your own money allows you to: * Not be a burden to anyone. * Not be beholden to anyone. * Be a blessing to everyone. * It’s meant to be given - the generous person will always prosper. * When you give to God you “lend” to the Lord (Proverbs 19:17). * Giving apart from a strategy is chaos. * Ex: new apt complex.
Four Principles on How to Deal With Money
August 6, 2020 • Benham Brothers
Six Traits of a Millionaire
Lessons from the Millionaire Next Door • August 13, 2020 • Benham Brothers
* They work their entire life in the same place. * Own your own business. * Live next to people with a fraction of their wealth. * Compulsive savers. * You make your money on your own (don’t inherit it). * They marry once and stay married.
Trifecta of Wealth
Three keys to generating profit • August 27, 2020 • Benham Brothers
Paul taught how the gospel was a message of freedom. • But we didn’t need to use our freedom for ourselves. • We need to think of our responsibility to others more than our rights for ourself. • On this foundation he “became all things to all people SO AS TO WIN THEM TO CHRIST.” • He was successful at what he did. How? • Vs 24-25 - by seeing his Christian walk like an athlete sees a race. • He trained himself like he’s going to win a prize. • Three keys to training yourself to be successful (to be wealthy in every area of life): • 1) Discipline - doing what you don’t want to do in order to accomplish what you want to achieve. • 2) Diligence - the consistent movement in a positive direction regardless of the results. • 3) Determination - the desire to see things to the end; an ability and willingness to latch on and not let go. • Vs 26-27 - a boxer beats his own body first, so that he can beat somebody next. • He applies the Trifecta of Wealth to himself so he can win! • *** The worst thing for an athlete would be to finish a race and be disqualified because he didn’t do it right. • EX: Ben Johnson in the ’88 Olympics. • EX: Justin Reeder - he’s fighting for LIFE to “win it,” but he had to apply the trifecta of wealth the decade preceding.