The Great Misunderstanding

Dave Jones November 1, 2008

 

This week will be a little different.  We will be using approximately 30 minutes from a Financial Peace DVD called the great misunderstanding.  The videos will start automatically as you click anywhere on the pageMany people will probably be familiar with Dave Ramsey.  His bio is included.  Use as much of his information as you need to introduce him to your class.

  1. The Great Misunderstanding

As review from last week:

  • Stewardship is God given responsibility with accountability.

God owns everything.   All that we have has been entrusted to us by Him.

We typically think the way to get more is to hold on to what we have with a tight grip.  This is the great misunderstanding.

  1. Owners and Managers

We are asset managers for the Lord.

-Dave introduces the concept of Stewardship with a good practical illustration

  1. What the Bible Says About Giving

-Dave discusses the following concepts:

  • Why does God tell us to give so often?
  • Giving makes us more like Christ
  • Serving and Giving
  • Praise & worship
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Offerings are above tithe
  1. Why Give

Covered in video

  1. Instructions for Giving

Covered in video

Close with these thoughts.

Financial Peace is more than just God’s system for understanding money, becoming debt free and building wealth.

Financial Peace is when the Great Misunderstanding is Understood.

“And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:3 (NASB)

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S.  It is holy to the LORD.” – Leviticus 27:30 (NKJV

“You shall truly tithe all the increase of your grain that the field products year by year.” – Deuteronomy 14:22 (NKJV)

“’Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.’” – Malachi 3:10 (NKJV)

Dave Jones

Dave works for human resources at Purdue University.  Dave and his wife, Becky, joined Faith in 1986.  He co-teaches the Ambassadors ABF as well as several FCI classes.