Finances

GUARDRAILS

So that you don’t regret where you end up

November 25, 2018 - Paul F. Knight

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23 NIV

Guardrails are “a system designed to keep vehicles from __________ into ___________ or off-limit areas.”’ 

Guardrails are intended to ___________ and ___________ 

Guardrails are not placed in the danger zone but in the safety zone.

Guardrails are a ______________ standard of _____________ that becomes a matter of conscience. It is designed to “light up our conscience” before we hurt ourselves or hurt someone else.  

 Financial Guardrails

“No one can serve two ____________. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be _______________ to the one and  ______________ the other. You cannot serve both ____________ and  ____________.”
Matthew 6:24 NIV

Master = κύριος

One who is in charge by virtue of _______________ or _______________

“Do we have money or does money have us?”

_____________ or _____________ 

The reason for both of the problems above is Greed.

“Greed is the assumption that it is all for my _____________________.”
-Andy Stanley 

Prioritizing Your Finances 

Mastered by Money

1. Live
2. Save
3. Give 

Mastering Your Money

1. _______         (10%)
2. Save                (10%)       
3. _______         (80%)

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”
-Dave Ramsey

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24 NIV

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Matthew 6:31 NIV

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Matthew 6:32 NIV

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 NIV

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:42-45 NIV