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faith and finances

session 1 - the big story

Summary

We are living in a BIG STORY where JESUS is the hero and we have a small and important role to play. We can be confident that we will have the resources we need to live in that story.

1.Money Big, God Small

The story gets flipped.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

- Jesus in Matthew 6:19-21

According to Forbes...

40%

reported that their incomes covers expenses without anything left over at the end of the month.

84%

people who live paycheck to paycheck rely on credit cards to cover expenses

77%

don't have enough money to cover one month's expenses in an emergency fund.

80%

of people have less than $2,000 in a savings account.

2. The True Story

Creation - Fall - Redemption - New Creation

3. Renewing our Mind

Breaking agreements - Speaking truth - Living as new creations

"Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! 'Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?' 'Who has ever given to God, that God should repay them?'etf For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

- Apostle Paul in Romans 11:33-12:2

4. God Big, Money Small

Our glorious future.

How is my present moment perfect for preparing me for my future moment?

What resources will I need to fulfill this calling?

Reflection:

What had God called me to? (think: passions, interests, what bothers me, joy)