How you handle your money shows God if you can be trusted with spiritual riches. • Vs 11 - it’s a sign. • Jesus used this parable to show us how to use wealth for kingdom purposes. • Vs 1-9 - Rich boss fires unfaithful employee. • Before he got fired he cut deals with each of the boss’ debtors. • This secured his future. • The rich man applauded his ingenuity, but didn’t give his job back. • Making moves today so you will be secure for tomorrow is a good thing! • Jesus used this parable to show the value of making moves today to secure our future in heaven. • Look at the results of the manager’s move: • The debtors got a good deal. • The rich man got paid. • He secured his future. • Skip Moen said Christ’s reference was about “brilliance manifested.” • We don’t need to be brilliant only with worldly wealth. • We need to use our brilliance for the kingdom to: • Bless others (like the debtors). • Bless God (like the rich man). • Secure our future. • QUESTION - In what way can you utilize the same brilliance that made you money to build God’s kingdom? • Vs 9 - Two ways you can use money to make friends: • 1) Give it - be generous. • 2) Invest it - not just in stockis, etc, but to start a biz, create opportunities for others to work.
Using Your Wealth to Build Health
April 30, 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.