Financial Management

by Jackielyn Ingente
UCCP-Cosmopolitan Church



The Responsibility for Planning

FINANCIAL PLANNING HELPS US MAXIMIZE OUR LIMITED RESOURCES AND PROTECTS US FROM WASTE OF RESOURCES
How to budget? !

³Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?´ -Luke 14:28



The Responsibility for Discipline

FINANCIAL PLANNING REQUIRES DISCIPLINE TO TRANSLATE OUR GOOD INTENTIONS INTO ACTIONS

the gift is acceptable according to what one has not according to what he does not have. 8: 10-12 Here¶s an advice from Paul: . Now finish the work so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it. --2 COR. but also to have the desire to do so. The Responsibility for Discipline ³And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter. according to you means. For if the willingness is there. Last year you were the first not only to give.

your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. so that in all things at all times. 10-11 . 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion. he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. and through us. 9: 6-8. 7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give. you will abound in every good work. 10Now. 2 Cor. not reluctantly or under compulsion. for God loves a cheerful giver 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you. having all that you need. and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. The Responsibility for Stewardship 6 Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly.

 The Responsibility for Working GOD PROVIDES FOR OUR NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF OTHERS THROUGH WORK .

On the contrary. laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. We were not idle when we were with you.´ --2 Thess. 10 7 For . 3:7-8. The Responsibility for Working Work hard for a living« you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. 8 nor did we eat anyone¶s food without paying for it. we worked night and day. he shall not eat.10 For even when we were with you. we gave you this rule: ³If a man will not work.

Gen. (1 Tim. ( Ex.Guidelines Regarding Savings Rationale 1. 21:20) 2. Saving for the future is responsible stewardship when designed to meet both the predictable and unpredictable needs of the family. Prov. 5:8) . 4:35 [Joseph]. Saving for the future shows wisdom and is demonstrated in God¶s creation.

all our wealth ultimately belongs to God. (1 Tim. Remember. (Luke 12:22-31) .Guidelines ‡ Maintain a proper view of ownership. We are to put our trust in the Lord and not in our investments. 6:17) ‡ Beware of impure motives. (Luke 16:12 ) ‡ Maintain a proper view of security. We are managers not owners. priorities and reasons for saving such as anxiety and hoarding as a result of insecurity or covetousness.

‡ Decisions concerning future investments prayerfully . Make the kingdom of God your number one investment. 6:9) ‡ Watch those priorities. (Matt.in view of the of the Lord¶s will. (James 4:1315) ‡ Avoid high-risk investments on get-rich-quick schemes. (1 Tim. 6:33) .

12:2) ‡ Evaluate Purchases .Guidelines Regarding Spending ‡ Contentment ± we need to learn to be content with what we have. (Rom. 13:5) ‡ Temptation ± be on guard to the temptations and messages of the world. Heb. 6:19-21. (Matt.

6:9) ± Is your lifestyle commensurate with your finances? .Guidelines Regarding Spending ‡ Evaluate Purchases ± Can you pay cash or will the purchase put you in debt? ± Is it a real need or just your want? (1 Tim.

 The Principle of Giving It is more blessed to give than to receive GOD EXPECTS US TO GIVE ‡In Faith ‡Purposefully ‡Regularly ‡Systematically .

000 ‡ Total Building P6 M .‡ 1st Phase -2.05 Million ‡ COH 400.

 Promises for the Generous Giver OUR GIVING WILL NEVER BE OUR LACK .

his righteousness endures forever. and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." 10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. you will abound in every good work. 9:8-11 . --2 Cor. having all that you need. Promises for the Generous Giver 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you. so that in all things at all times. 11You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion. 9As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor.

 Promises for the Generous Giver GOD DOES NOT ENTRUST TO US MORE WEALTH TO MANAGE UNTIL WE PROVE FAITHFUL WITH WHAT WE HAVE NOW .

 Promises for the Generous Giver 10"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much. and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. who will trust you with true riches? Luke 16:10-11 . 11So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth.

. To Whom should we give? (1 Tim. ‡The Church of Jesus Christ Tithing (10%) is God¶s model in how to invest (giving) in God¶s Kingdom Tithing opens the floodgates of blessings from heaven and shuts the door of curses in our lives. 5:17-18).

that there may be food in my house. 11I will prevent pests from devouring your crops. "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. Test me in this. and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit." says the LORD Almighty." says the LORD Luke 16:10-11 .10Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.

Bible teachers and other workers for the gospel (Galatians 6:6) ‡Those who are in need (Heb. To Whom should we give? ‡Missionaries. 13:1-2) .

Where is Your Treasure? Does your money control you or you control the money? What we treasure is determined by our perspective or insight to the real values of life (MATTHEW 6:22-23) .

20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. If your eyes are good. your whole body will be full of darkness. or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:19-24 . If then the light within you is darkness. Our Treasures should be in Heaven 19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth. your whole body will be full of light. and where thieves do not break in and steal. Either he will hate the one and love the other. 21For where your treasure is. how great is that darkness! 24"No one can serve two masters. 22"The eye is the lamp of the body. You cannot serve both God and Money. where moth and rust destroy. where moth and rust do not destroy. and where thieves break in and steal. there your heart will be also. 23But if your eyes are bad.

naroon din naman ang iyong puso. v20kundi magtipon kayo para sa inyong sarili ng mga kayamanan sa langit. v21Sapagkat kung nasaan ang iyong kayamanan. na dito ay naninira ang bukbok at ang kalawangd at ang mga magnanakaw ay nakakapasok at nakakapagnakaw.Ang Kayamanan sa Langit v19"Huwag kayong magtipon ng mga kayamanan para sa inyong sarili sa lupa. na doon ang bukbok at ang kalawang ay hindi makapaninira at ang mga magnanakaw ay hindi rin makakapasok ni makakapagnakaw. .

v22"Ang mata ang ilawan ng katawan: Kung tapat ang iyong mata. v23Ngunit kung masama ang iyong mata. o magiging tapat siya sa isa. anong laki ng kadiliman! Diyos o Kayamanan v24"Walang makapaglilingkod sa dalawang panginoon. sapagkat kapopootan niya ang isa at iibigin ang ikalawa. ang buong katawan mo'y mapupuno ng liwanag. at hahamakin ang ikalawa. Hindi kayo makapaglilingkod sa Diyos at sa kayamanan. Kaya't kung ang liwanag na nasa iyo ay kadiliman. . ang iyong buong katawan ay magiging kadiliman.

A) Clear conscience.) those things that only God can give? ± a) Happiness. power. possession. b) honesty.g. Do I seek from money and earthly treasures (prestige. b) Contentment. c) Peace of mind.The Challenge 1. c) friendships. Am I a slave to money or earthly treasures ? We must choose between serving money and serving God! 2. Do I sacrifice godly qualities and responsibilities in my pursuit for earthly treasures? ±e. pleasure. etc. e) Purpose or meaning in life . moral character. real joy. f) God¶s glory 3. d) Security. d) family. Do I care more about earthly treasures and money matters than I do about my relationship with my God? 4. position. e) reputation.

7:7) 4. Money and its acquisition. can become our master (Luke 16:12) . The use of money is a test of our faithfulness (Luke 16:11) 6.The Truth 1. Our treasure cannot prolong life or give security (1 Tim. if we are not careful. Start thinking like a manager! 5. Stop thinking like an owner. 3. Our treasures in heaven are permanent (Matt. 6:20) 2. Life is a stewardship and we are each servants of God who will accountable to Him in the end. Our treasures on earth are temporary and can be lost.

We cannot serve God and Mammon (materialism) at the same time.Who is your Master? A servant cannot serve two masters. .

Either he will hate the one and love the other. or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other."No servant can serve two masters.´ Luke 16:13 .

Our Greatest Treasure is Godliness with contentment .

masiyahan na kayo sa ano mang nasa inyo. µDi kita iiwan.´ Hebrews 13:5 . ni pababayaan man¶.³Huwag kayong magmukhang salapi . Sapagkat sinabi ng Diyos.

1996 SoftKey Multimedia Inc.bible.org (c) 1995. Compton's Interactive Bible NIV. .References: Hampton's Keathley III. 1995. http://www. Copyright (c) 1994.

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