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Antioch, California, United States
John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, May 19, 2013

What’s Money got to do with it!

Marriage for Lovers

What’s Money got to do with it!
Memory verse: 1 Timothy 5:8 (NKJV) 8 But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Text: 1 Timothy 6:6–10; 2 Thessalonians 3:7–12

 “Few families are free of anxieties and contentions in the matter of family finances. To some, it is a matter of such major importance as to be an ever-festering sore, never healing and continually thwarting the happiness of the home. As a factor in marital breakup, it is one of the primary causes.”-- Aubrey Andelin

“Money! It takes money to eat and to pay the rent, the tax collector, the grocer, etc. Your attitude toward money and past lifestyle may be an adjustment for you when you marry. Financial disruption and difficulties in marriage can place a strain upon the marital relationship.”-- Wright, H. Norman; Wes Roberts

1.      Be industrious and resourceful.
1 Timothy 5:8 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:7–8;2 Thessalonians 3:10; Proverbs 11:28; Proverbs 24:27; Colossians 3:23

2.      Be a Faith Giver
Leviticus 27:30; Deuteronomy 12:17; Deuteronomy 14:22; Malachi 3:10; Proverbs 11:25

It takes faith to overcome the spirit of this age. Society teaches us to grab; God says to give.”-- Gary & Betsy Riccucci says

3.      Live within your means.
Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 22:26–27;1 Timothy 6:6

 “Anyone who ever got into debt knows getting there is a lot of fun. It’s not nearly as much fun getting out.”-- Larry Buckett


“The lust for affluence in contemporary society has become psychotic; it has completely lost touch with reality.”—Richard Foster

“if we are not handling money properly we cannot be in the perfect will of God.” -- Derek Prince

4.      Live on a Budget
Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 24:3–4; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 30:25