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God Owns It All

By Sean Ortiz

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for your fiscal management?  Does the idea of a budget make you cringe?  Well we have been going through a lesson called Impact here at New Beginnings.  It is based on Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University training.  One of the foundations of the class is to understand that God own’s it all.  PSALM 24:1 saysThe earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein”.  In HAGGAI 2:8 it states, ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts”.  Also in GENESIS 1:1 it begins with “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.  As soon as we understand the concept, that we do not own anything, but that we are God’s management team.  We can then realize we have a huge responsibility to manage our resources with the understanding we are accountable to the creator of Heaven and Earth.  What a responsibility we have.  The idea is the we would always think twice if we understood that we don’t own anything.  So, what would life be like debt free and living on 80% of your income?  What could you accomplish if you saved 10% and had 10% to give to charity.  Who could you help?  Who could be blessed by your abundance because you are managing your resources wisely.  We have 3 powerful resources, our TIME, TALENT AND TREASURE.  So, the question is, are you ready to live life and live it MORE abundantly? Let’s trust God with our resources so we can make an IMPACT in the world around us.  Remember to always LET GO AND LET GOD……

Pastor Sean Ortiz

New Beginnings Community Church Jurupa Valley

9010 Limonite Ave

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

http://www.nbccjv.org

 

 

 

How Do We Stop Sinning?

By Sean Ortiz

How do we stop sinning?  This is a challenge we all think about in our walk as Christians.  So, what is the answer?  Well, sometimes we make it more difficult than we need too.  Here, let me give you something to think about.  There is a Scripture in 1 Peter 4:8 which says Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”  The passage is Peter quoting a truth that is not new.  It is found in Proverbs 10:12 which states, “Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins”.  What is Peter saying?  Well here is something to think about.  In Ephesians 5:1-2 “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma”. What if we as imitators of Christ were to love like Him? Meaning our love for people is so great that it covers or even prevents us from thinking or doing things like lying, committing adultery, gossiping or doing anything else the Lord considers a sin. When we love others truly like Christ loved the church, we could then understand, we would never want to hurt or do something unimaginable to the people we love that would damage or cause us to sin.  People would mean ALL people.  Also, if we love ourselves, we would never want to violate ourselves either.  You see love is a powerful thing.  It is easily powerful enough to prevent us from sinning.  So, let go and let God show you love so great, it can and will cover a multitude of sins.  Not others…………. but yours.

Pastor Sean Ortiz

Sundays at 10am

http://www.nbccjv.org

New Beginnings Community Church Jurupa Valley

9010 Limonite Ave

Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

951-734-9574