Does Life Have a Purpose?

God is the First and the Last, the Alpha and the Omega;
Let us offer ourselves to him in joyful surrender.

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Order of worship: 
Pastor to People: 

Don’t set your hopes on the uncertainty of riches; set your hope on God and be rich in good works (1 Timothy 6:17-18).

God cares deeply about our well-being, and that’s why he provides for us financially. That is also why he calls us to grow as stewards of our finances. Elder Brian Dorini shares some thoughts about how you can grow in this call:

“Does God care how I manage my finances?  Does the Bible give me any guidance on managing my finances? The answers are “yes” and “yes”.  Scripture has a lot to say about our finances. It extols virtues like thriftiness and saving (Prov. 13:11), generosity (Lk. 16:9), moderation (Prov. 30:8-9), budgeting (Lk. 14:28-30), contentment (1 Tim. 6:6-8), and loving God more than money (Mt. 6:24). But practically, how do we integrate these virtues into workable patterns for handling money?

To help you grow as wise stewards, Stone Hill is sponsoring a one-day seminar on Saturday, February 1, entitled the Crown Journey to Financial Freedom.  The seminar will be presented by Crown Financial Ministries, an internationally recognized leader in teaching biblical financial principles. Crown's engaging speakers combine years of personal experience, humor, and visual media to create an unforgettable atmosphere for all participants.  The seminar is grounded in biblical truth and helps each participant develop a personalized plan to manage finances. The Crown website puts it this way:

Join us for the Journey to Financial Freedom Seminar and discover the intersection of God and your finances. Whether your finances are a mess or you already have a handle on your spending, a clear, personalized roadmap will help keep you on track to meet your unique goals and arrive at your destination free from regrets.

Some of you may need help in addressing specific problems like overspending, under-planning, over-borrowing, or under-saving. Or maybe you want to sharpen what you’ve learned in the past so as to give more generously to God’s kingdom work in Princeton and around the world. Whatever the case, young and old, single and married, in debt or out, this seminar is for you.

You can register on Stone Hill’s website, and it helps if you register in advance.”

I join Brian asking you to attend this important seminar!