VOLUME 21 ISSUE 33 | AUGUST 14, 2011
Christian Bible Baptist Church ofﬁcial Sunday publication
Victorious Christian Living in our FINANCES "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the ﬁrstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be ﬁlled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine."
outline Victorious Christian Living
(Finances—Spending) Proverbs 3:5-10 / Haggai 1:5-11
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I. Believers must always acknowledge God in their ﬁnancial spending. A. Money is a spiritual matter, not only a ﬁnancial substance; so we need wisdom from God in spending it. B. Money is a spiritual meter that gauges our spirituality as born again believers in Christ. C. Money is a spiritual marker that points our direction in our Christian life.
PASTOR ED & ANICA
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II. Believers must aggressively avoid pitfalls in their ﬁnancial spending. A. Believers must stay away from unreasonable debt. B. Believers must shun away from unwanted and wasteful spending. C. Believers must steer away from ungodly self-indulgent spending. III. Believers must actively assist God’s work with their ﬁnancial spending. A. God’s work should be included in the ﬁnancial spending of His people. B. God’s work when included in the ﬁnancial spending of His people will bring them Lord’s admiration. C. God’s work when excluded from the ﬁnancial spending of His people will bring them Lord’s annoyance (curse/displeasure).
God divided the hands into fingers so that money could slip through. God entrusts us with money as a test; for like a toy to the child, it is training for handling things of more value. The fault does not lie in the money, but in them that use it.
am so happy to be back home! Truly, God has given me a fruitful trip for three months away from my church, but I can say that still there is no place like home. All your prayers, with your evident care and concern for your pastor, are greatly appreciated. God has been so good in all our travels and preaching engagements. He gave me various opportunities to show what He is doing in our country and in our church. I am so privileged to pastor a church with members that show their love for God. I thank the Lord for you! Church, let us take advantage of our God-given freedom to serve Him while He is sending revival in our country. As God allows the open door for the gospel, may we be aware and appreciative of such by faithfully sharing the Gospel. Though there are still soulwinning churches in America, it is saddening to note that many Americans are proud and busy to accept the Gospel. I am glad that in our country, many schools, campuses, and even work places are allotting time for God’s Word. That is our accountability toward God. Let us then do our part and be courageous enough to win the lost to Christ. Finally, let me encourage you to stay faithful in church. We will never grow spiritually apart from it. Likewise, may we have a humble heart as we listen to God’s Word and develop a closer relationship with God.
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by Sis. Beata Agustin Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na sumasagana Sa Kanyang pagpapatawad na patuloy Niyang ipinadadama Higit pa iyan sa mga kasalanan mong nagagawa … Pagpapasalamat ang nararapat mong ihayag na may pagsasaya!!! Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na punong-puno Sa Kanyang pagmamahal na patuloy na namumuno Higit pa iyan sa mga ninanais mong matamo… Pagtitiwala ang nararapat mong ipakita na may pagsamo!!! Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na umaapaw Sa Kanyang biyayang patuloy na dumadalaw Higit pa sa iyan sa mga pangangailangan mong humahataw Pagpupuri ang nararapat mong itugon na may pagpapasaklaw!!! Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na dumadami Sa Kanyang pagbibigay na patuloy na namamayani Higit pa iyan sa mga pinapangarap mong maani… Pagbubunyi ang nararapat mong ipagkaloob na may pagpupunyagi!!! Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na yumayabong Sa Kanyang katapatang patuloy na sumasalubong Higit pa iyan sa mga natatanggap mong parangal sa pagtulong… Paglilingkod ang nararapat mong ilatag na may pagsulong!!!
PART 2 Biblical Principles
VERY FAMILY has to make tough decisions with their ﬁnances. If we let the world deﬁne success for us, we can be tempted to spend on luxury items at the expense of what really matters the most. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:1-2, “Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” Applying these biblical principles of ﬁnances will help you invest where you will ﬁnd the greatest returns—the work of God and your family. How has the economy effected your budget? Do you trust God more or less with your ﬁnances? With the constant pressure of economic woes, consumer advertising, and a ﬂuctuating housing market, how can Christians maintain a biblical balance of priorities in their family budget? Here are six principles of a biblical ﬁnancial model:
The journey toward faithful stewardship will not be easy or quick, but the end result will be a family that is able to support the work of the ministry, provide a Christ-centered education for their children, and enjoy freedom from debt. Remember, your family’s spiritual growth is not costly—it is priceless! The Bible says in Matthew 25:21, “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” thebaptistvoice.com
J The story is told of a farmer who was known for his generous giving and whose friends could not understand how he could give so much and yet remain so prosperous. One day a spokesman for his friends said. "We can’t understand you. You give far more than any of the rest of us and yet you always seem to have more to give." "Oh that is easy to explain," the farmer said. "I keep shoveling into God's bin and God keeps
shoveling back into mine and God has the bigger shovel." PAGE 04 | AUGUST 14 | ACTS 29
1. Realize God owns it all—tithe and support the work of the ministry. 2. Work hard and smart—get additional training, and be a continuous learner. 3. Prepare a family budget. 4. Pay your obligations on time. 5. Live within your means—follow your budget. 6. Practice grace giving—test God with your giving.
Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na kapaki-pakinabang Sa Kanyang pag-alalay na patuloy na nag-aabang Higit pa iyan sa mga pangarap mong isinasaalang-alang… Pagsamba ang nararapat mong ihandog na may paggalang!!! Pagpapala ng Diyos --- tunay na nagpapaunlad Sa Kanyang kabutihang patuloy na iginagawad Higit pa iyan sa mga pagsisikap mong tumitingkad Pagsunod ang nararapat mong isakatuparan na may pag-usad!!!
ESUS talked a great deal about money. 16 of the 38 parables were concerned with how to handle money and possessions. In the Gospels, an amazing 1 out
of 10 verses (288 in all)
deal directly with the subject of money. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions.
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AYON SA BIBLIA, IISA LAMANG ANG DAAN PATUNGONG LANGIT!
NG sabi ni Hesus, “Ako ang daan, ang katotohanan, at ang buhay: walang makapupunta sa Ama kundi sa pamamagitan ko.” JUAN 14:6 Wala nang iba pang makapagliligtas sa iyo mula sa impierno. Magtiwala ka kay Hesus ngayon! ROMA 6:23 “Kung ipahahayag ng iyong bibig na si Hesus ay Panginoon at mananam-palataya ka nang buong puso na Siya’y muling binuhay ng Diyos, ikaw ay maliligtas”. ROMA 10:9 1. Aminin mo na ikaw ay isang makasalanan. ROMA 3:10 2. Talikuran mo ang iyong kasalanan (magsisi). GAWA 17:30 3. Manampalataya ka na si Kristo Hesus ay namatay para sa iyo, nalibing at nabuhay namagmuli. ROMA 10:9-10 4. Sa pamamagitan ng panalangin, tanggapin mo si Hesus sa iyong puso bilang iyong Tagapagligtas. ROMA 10:13
MANALANGIN KA NG GANITO Panginoon, ako po ay isang makasalanan at nangangailangan ng kapatawaran. Nanampalataya po ako na nadanak ang dugo ni Hesus at Siya ay namatay sa krus para sa akin. Tinatalikuran ko na po ang aking mga kasalanan. Tinatanggap ko po si Kristo Hesus sa aking puso bilang aking Tagapagligtas. Amen. "Kung tinanggap mo si Hesus bilang iyong Tagapagligtas, ito na ang simula ng iyong bagong buhay kay Kristo." ROMA 8:1 Ngayon: 1. Basahin mo ang iyong Biblia araw-araw upang makilala pa ng lubusan si Kristo Hesus. 2. Makipag-usap ka sa Diyos sa panalangin araw-araw. 3. Manambahan ka sa isang simbahan na pinapangaral si Kristo at ang Biblia ang tanging pamantayan. 4. Ibahagi sa iba si Kristo Hesus.
ACTS 29 - Christian Bible Baptist Church ofﬁcial Sunday publication St. Francis Homes 2, San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines 4023 • Dr. Ed M. Laurena, Pastor telephone: (02)869-0433 • email: email@example.com • website: www.cbbcphilippines.org
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