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Commission on Stewardship The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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Money & Possessions: 

Money andamp; Possessions You know what a YUPPIE is (Young Upcoming Professional), but have you ever heard of DINK’s andamp; WOOF’s?  D.I.N.K.s = Double Income, No Kids.  W.O.O.F.’s = Well Off Older Folks

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The 'Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth,' a study of the attitudes and habits of 8,600 students in grades 9 through 12, found: 7 in 10 students admitted cheating on a test at least once within the past year. 92 percent had lied to their parents in the past year. 78 percent had lied to their teachers. More than 1 in 4 said they would lie to get a job.

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Honesty & Taxes: 

Honesty andamp; Taxes An honest letter was sent to the Internal Revenue Service  It stated: 'Dear Sirs: I cannot sleep. Last year, when I filed my income tax return, I deliberately misrepresented my income. Now I cannot sleep. Enclosed is a check for $150 for taxes. If I still cannot sleep, I will send you the rest!'

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Money andamp; Possessions 'Money talks.  It says ‘good-bye’.  If you doubt this, answer the question, ‘How much money did I make in the last 10 years?’  Then answer, ‘How much do I have left?'  Also ask, 'And how much do I have stored in heaven?'  Brian Kluth (1955-), Pastor and Generosity Speaker-Author

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Money andamp; Possessions A dad is a man who has replaced the money in his wallet with snapshots of his family.

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Money andamp; Possessions People go through 3 conversions: their head, their heart and their pocketbook.  Unfortunately, not all at the same time.  Martin Luther

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Money andamp; Possessions 'A checkbook is a theological document, it will tell you who and what you worship.'  BILLY GRAHAM

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  Biblical Generosity & Tithing: 

  Biblical Generosity andamp; Tithing I never would have been able to tithe the first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first salary, which was $1.50 per week.' — John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839-1937), American industrialist and philanthropist

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  Biblical Generosity & Tithing: 

  Biblical Generosity andamp; Tithing 'I have observed 100,000 families over my years of investment counseling.  I always saw greater prosperity and happiness among those families who tithed than among those who didn't.'  Sir John Templeton, chairman of Templeton Funds

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  Biblical Generosity & Tithing: 

  Biblical Generosity andamp; Tithing 'One of the reasons churches in North America have trouble guiding people about money is that the church’s economy is built on consumerism. If churches see themselves as suppliers of religious goods and services and their congregants as consumers, then offerings are ‘payment.’ ' — Doug Pagitt, pastor

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  Biblical Generosity & Tithing: 

  Biblical Generosity andamp; Tithing 'Earn as much as you can. Save as much as you can. Invest as much as you can. Give as much as you can.' — John Wesley (1703-91), English evangelist and founder of Methodism

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Thank You: 

Thank You The End

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