Category Archives for "Stewardship"

Why NBA Legend Charles Barkley’s “Crab” Comment Is Biblical

By Chuck Bentley CHARISMANEWS (11-12-2014) “Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently drew national attention with his candid comments referring to the envy between ‘successful blacks’ and others in the community, referring to ‘crabs in a barrel’, ” noted Crown CEO Chuck Bentley. “Mr. Barkley was referring to an African Proverb—Put one crab in a pot […]

Whom should we help?

True and lasting financial freedom cannot be experienced in Christians’ finances unless they understand God’s perspective on giving and sharing. God’s perspective on how to obtain lasting financial freedom is best characterized by the following principles. 1. Acknowledge God’s ownership over everything. God owns it all and we are His stewards in charge of managing […]

Business tithing

Any business generally reflects the values of its principle owners or managers. It is the reflection of these values that determines whether a business is labeled Christian or non-Christian. If a business is to be used to serve God, it should have but one overriding purpose—to glorify Him. As such, there are five basic business […]

How Pastors Can Train Their Congregations to Be Good Stewards

Many sermons and teaching lessons that pastors present to their congregations do not apply to everyone. For example, lessons on the depravity of alcohol or drugs or the spiritually and emotionally harmful effects of adultery could apply to only a handful of attendees. However, everybody deals with money. It is the pastors’ responsibility to help […]

Picking the Right Stock-to-Bond Mix

by Mark Biller for Sound Mind Investing What determines the performance of your investment portfolio more than any other single factor? Most investors think it’s picking good stocks and stock funds. Certainly that can make a big difference, and that’s why we suggest using a proven strategy like Fund Upgrading to help make important buy/sell […]

How to be a success

A look into God’s Word quickly reveals that material blessings were given because God loved His people, not because His people deserved those blessings. They were withdrawn from those who used them foolishly and transferred to more faithful stewards. “You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may […]