Local Church Budget

January 21, 2012

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Author: NAD Stewardship

Video Presenter: Verland Ernston

PRESENTER: Verland Ernston

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:31-33 NKJV

We humans have a hard time prioritizing things. Many of us are easily distracted from the job at hand. In this New Year it would be good for us to decide what is really important versus what is secondary, the “first things first” idea.

One question that can get things prioritized really quickly is this: “If you died tonight would you be ready?” That kind of puts things in order because is there anything more important than being ready for Jesus?

All the things that God asks us to do come with a promise to provide all that is needed to accomplish them. Whether it is a talent or a resource our gracious God will provide.

Appeal: Our church has a mission to prepare people for the soon coming of Jesus. It takes money to pay for the utilities, the materials, the programing, and other needs. Being a church member has its responsibilities. Today, we have the privilege of supporting the needs of this, our church.