Local Church Budget

March 3, 2012

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Author: NAD Stewardship

Video Presenter: Rafael Fernandez

PRESENTER: Rafael Fernandez

"Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless." Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV

We long to have lives that are purposeful and meaningful, God wired us that way. Too often we look for this purpose in all the wrong places. A bottle, a pill, self-destructive behaviors while all the time looking for meaning.

Solomon says in our Scripture that one place that is meaningless is money, when it is the center of life.

“When we love God supremely, temporal things will occupy their right place in our affections. If we humbly and earnestly seek for knowledge and ability in order to make a right use of our Lord's goods, we shall receive wisdom from above. When the heart leans to its own preferences and inclinations, when the thought is cherished that money can confer happiness without the favor of God, then the money becomes a tyrant, ruling the man; it receives his confidence and esteem and is worshiped as a god. Honor, truth, righteousness, and justice are sacrificed upon its altar. The commands of God's word are set aside, and the world's customs and usages, which King Mammon has ordained, become a controlling power.” Adventist Home page 372

Appeal: Our offering today is for our precious church. To help with the ministries and costs of operating this light in our community.