It is time to fight for our Freedom! Christ came to set us free, yet we are still living in bondage! No more!
This fall – together as one body – we will fight! What are we fighting? We are fighting the #1 spiritual crisis in our lives, church and community - the enemy, the crisis, is our finances! I know people don’t want the church to talk about money, but Jesus said, “For where your treasure is there your heart is as well.” I think this is why so many of us are brokenhearted. Proverbs 22:7 says “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” The same idea in modern language – “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” Our finances enslave us! They break us! They cause us to live in chaos! Our marriages, our families, our mental and physical health are all suffering because of this crisis! The only choice is to remain slaves or fight for our Freedom! I choose to fight!
Too often churches tell you what to do with your money, that doesn’t help. When 7 of every 10 American households are living paycheck to paycheck it’s hard to find margin for God. We are attacked daily with images selling the illusion that things will make us happy. But what does the bible say? COF wants to teach you how to follow God’s plan and why!
In the epic movie ‘Braveheart’, William Wallace asks the question “What will you do without Freedom? Will you fight?” This fall, COF will Claim her Freedom! As part of COF, I need you to join in the battle. Over the next several weeks, you will hear more about Freedom! Additional information is located on our website. I need you to pray and sign up for Freedom! For those of you who are already living God’s way financially, I need you to step up and teach the rest of us to learn how!
Nowhere is the need for these lessons more evident than in the lives of our children & teens.
Our youth today are advertised to at an unprecedented rate. We need to teach our next
generation that their worth is based on being a child of God, not from possessions.
We also need to teach them that debt is not normal! Student loan debt now exceeds
credit card debt – and will exceed $1 Trillion this year! Twenty-five thousand dollars
in debt (2011 average) is not how we want COF youth to start their lives!
In order to teach these lessons, we must first model them!
Join me in this fight to be free! Free to Live by Faith, free to be
Known by Love, and free to be a Voice of Hope in this world!
COF it is time to rise up, and Claim our Freedom!
Will you fight?