* Vs 6a - Who will bring us prosperity? * This is a big biz guy asking God if his venture will be successful. * Vs 6b - let Your face shine on us. * He recognizes they can’t do it apart from God’s blessing. * Vs 7 - Please make us successful - I will be so happy! * When my biz kills it I will love it! * Vs 8 - But my true happiness doesn’t come from money - it comes from PEACE with GOD! * Even when his biz would be successful he would find his security in God alone, and therefore he would be blessed with PEACE. * David wanted profit - he even asked for it. * But he elevated peace over profit. * The sweetest sleep is done on the pillow of a clean conscience. * Imagine making a 1million dollar sale, but you cheated to make it happen. * How good do you feel? * You elevated profit over peace.
Peace Over Profit
The path to true prosperity
January 9, 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.