#Goals - Faith Finances & Future
Colossians 3:12-17 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Our Goals should Always Move us Towards Knowing CHRIST
in Person, in Power, in Partnership
Philippians 3:10-11 I want to know Christ (Person) and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. (Power) I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, 11 so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! (Partnership)
Steps to Reach Your Goal - Bishop
#1 - Determine Your Present Position
To know where you were going you have to know you are
Position is as much to do with identity as location
John 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God.
#2 - Be Specific About What You Want
When you loose sight of your future, you'll always return you your past
#3 - Look for God’s Promise
#4 - Ask God to Help You
Being Practical doesn't mean Lack of Faith
Practical = Practice
Faith Finances & Future
We all want a Future
Man/Woman of Our Dreams (Goal)
Dream Home (Goal)
Dream Car (Goal)
Before You Plan Your Future
Plan Your Finances
Finances = Priorities
Matthew 6:21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Before Your Prioritize Your Finances
Prioritize Your Faith
1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Priority in Any Early Stage is Paramount to Future Success
Goal - Best Possible Candidate
Get Out of Debt - Stay Out of Bed - Clean Out Your Closet
Get Out of Debt
Stay Out of Bed
I Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.
I Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
There is Clarity in Purity
Clean Out Your Closet
Become the Person You Are Looking For
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.