Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Triumphal entry into Jerusalem

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Word: “The Triumphal entry into Jerusalem”
21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” Matthew 21:1-3

The Coming of Zion’s King

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9

Thought:
The triumphal entry of Jesus was predicted by Zechariah more than 500 years before it happened. Just as this prophecy was fulfilled when Jesus came to earth, the prophesies of his second coming are certain to come true. We are to be ready for his return, for he is coming!

Don’t let the cares of this life weigh us down. Be ready;

Prepare to meet your God, O Israel Amos 4:12

Be strong and glad!
Stand firm in Christ
The Journey Team

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Transfer of Ownership – To God In Christ Jesus powered by Holy Spirit

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3 Things That Are a Part of Every Step:

Financial Peace #1

Financial Peace #2 – Budget Emergency Fund

Financial Peace #2 – Quick Start Budget

Financial Peace #2

Financial Peace #3 – Debt + Debt Snowball

Financial Peace #3 – Debt Snowball

Financial Peace #3

Financial Peace #4 – Monthly Cash Flow Plan

Financial Peace #4 – Trusting God

Financial Peace #4

Financial Peace #5 – Wealth + Retirement

Financial Peace #5

Financial Peace #6 – Giving #1

Financial Peace #6 – Giving #2

Financial Peace #6

Financial Peace #8 – Relating to Family

Financial Peace #8

Financial Peace #9 – Review

Financial Peace #9

· Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. (Malachi 3:10)
· “A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”
· We are to trust in God for all things, but He also wants us to be wise! We are to plan ahead for those major things that will happen during our lifetime. If we are able to afford it, insurance can be an investment that helps to protect what God has provided.

The Seven Baby Steps
Step #1 — Start saving $1000 for your Emergency Fund in a bank.
Step #2 — Pay off all debt (except the house) using the Debt Snowball.
· “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”
Step #3 — Put 3-6 months of expenses in savings.
Step #4 — Invest 15% of your household income into Roth IRAs and pre-tax retirement plans.
· Preparing now so that we can have money to live on later is a very wise thing to do, not so that we can be comfortable, but so we can spend our whole lives expanding God’s kingdom.
· If you follow Jesus, retirement is not a time where we get to just sit back and relax and wait to go to heaven. It is a time when we no longer have to work at a job. This allows us to be fully invested in the things that God wants us to do.
Step #5 — Save for your children’s college education using tax-favored plans.
· Our culture tells us that you have to go to college. That is not from God, however. College isn’t for everyone, and that is ok.
Step #6 — Pay off the house early.
Step #7 — Build God’s Kingdom and give!

Closing Thoughts
· What would it look like to have no debt, money for emergencies, money for the future, college funded for your kids and no payments for your house for the rest of your life? How much could you do for the kingdom? How much money would be freed up to do what He wants you to do?
· What if we really take the things that we have learned these last few weeks and decide to take God seriously? What if we really believed that all this was true and really believed that if we follow God’s ways, that He will bless us? Can you imagine the impact that we could have on the world?
· If you believe that this is all true, you have to do something about it! If you haven’t made a budget yet, then that is your first step. If you haven’t been giving, then go home and pray about how much to start giving and start this week. Then start taking these baby steps. It may take you several years to get to Step 7, and that’s ok. If you take steps in the right direction, God will bless you.

Expect great things from God Attempt Great things for God – William Carey

Word: The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him. Lam 3:25
Thought:
A Successful relationship with god in Christ Jesus empowered by the Power of Holy Spirit counts for eternity.
Rule of God in your heart and your life
Consistent walk with the Lord
Consistently obey God in all areas of life
God evaluates obedience, not potential!
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Expect great things from God
Attempt Great things for God – William Carey

Word of God

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55: 10 – 11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ISAIAH%2055%3A10-13&version=NIV;KJV;NKJV
Thought:
Have you ever considered how one generation carries the Gospel of Christ Jesus to the next generation? Have you ever wondered what would happen to the Gospel of Christ Jesus if one generation failed to pass it on? Make-You-FreeOne brother, Andrew, led another brother called Peter to Christ (John 1:39-42); and Peter brought MULTITUDES!!!

God’s special possession

Greetings in the mighty name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Word:
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. I Peter 2: 9-10
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Thought: True Identity in Christ Jesus and relationship with God empowered by the power of Holy Spirit is far more important and vital than our jobs, successes, wealth or knowledge. Remember – We are the ambassador for God’s Kingdom, light and salt. Our value comes from being one of God’s children not from what we can achieve. We have worth because of what God does not because of what we do!

Rich toward God

Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6: 10

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012%3A13-21&version=NIV;KJV;NKJV

Thought:

Are you rich toward God?

Reexamine your commitment to Christ Jesus! Put God first and His Holy Spirit is able to provide our deepest needs, His resources are infinite. When God’s word comes to you make plans to put into practice.

Reorder our priorities in accordance with Gods will.

Be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. Ephesians 6: 10

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Word: So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%208&version=NIV;KJV;NKJV

Thought: Meditate the word of God and write it in your heart. It is the light for your Journey.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews+8%3A+10+-+11&version=NIV;KJV;NKJV

This verses says, I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.

The Journey Team

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