It’s that time of year again. Everybody is dieting, walking, working out – whatever needs to be done in order to half way look descent for the annual family trip to the beach. (Even the preacher has lost about 15 pounds over the past 6 or so weeks, and I’m trying to safely get a little bit of sun.) In short, many are working hard at becoming physically fit. Sadly, very few ever worry about becoming “fiscally fit” until it is too late. That’s why this Sunday morning, as we continue in our series of studies through the book of Proverbs that we’ve entitled ‘Letters From Dad,’ i’m going to share a message on ‘How To Become Fiscally Fit.’
One of the things that I’ve noticed over the past several months is just how young our church has become in recent years. This fact brings both strengths and weaknesses to the church. On one hand, with youth there comes a certain sense of excitement and vitality to a church. Kids run around all over the place. There’s energy and life. On the other hand, many times with youth, there comes a lack of understanding and committment. As a pastor I have sensed, and seen, that many of our families just don’t know how to manage the money that the Lord has entrusted to them. They haven’t mastered money, money has mastered them. This can be seen in rise in requests for financial help, and a decline in giving at the church. No doubt, much of this can be attributed to the our nation and state’s economic condition. But the current condition simply underscores the importance of learning how to manage money well, save for a rainy day and above all, remember that the firstfruits belong to God.
So, this Sunday morning I’m going to get really personal and very practical and I’m going to share straight from God’s Word on how to get a grip on your finances and be the person, or more precisely, the Christian that you’re supposed to be. It’s going to be strong. It’s going to be straight. But it’s also going to be what’s needed.
Don’t miss it. Make plans to be at Temple bright and early for Bible Fellowship and Worship, and if you know somebody that this message might be a blessing, or a help, to don’t forget to give a friendly invite.
See you early Sunday morning!