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Opening the Books

April 15, 2012 Speaker: Series: Financial Freedom

Topic: General Verse: Luke 16:13–16:13

FINANCIAL FREEDOM

“Opening the Books”

Pastor Duane Cross  |  04.15.2012

 

 

 “No one can serve two masters.  For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money."  Luke 16:13(NLT)

 “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them.  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21(NLT)

3 Laws of Physical Balance

            1) Reference point:

            2) Constant Corrections:

            3) Clear Objective:

“But that is the time to be careful!  Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God...For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful.  Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God.”  Deuteronomy 8:11-14(NLT)

“’Ever since the days of your ancestors, you have scorned my decrees and failed to obey them.  Now return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s armies.  But you ask, ‘How can we return when we’ve never gone away?’  ‘Should people cheat God?  Yet you have cheted me!’   But you ask, ‘What do you mean?  When did we ever cheat you?’  ‘You have cheated me of tithes and offerings due to me.’”    Malachi 3:7-8(NLT)

“’Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple.  If you do,’ says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, ‘I will open the windows of heaven for you.  I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in!  Try it!  Put me to the test!’”    (Malachi 3:10)

CHALLENGE:

            FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS,  SPY ON YOUR MONEY

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