The Rece$$ion is officially over. Well, at least our sermon series called: Rece$$ion is over. We wrapped up our series with a message from Luke 16 about God’s plan for our financial future. We saw that God often times uses crisis to create clarity, that God often times uses our obstacles as our greatest opportunities for spiritual growth, and that He has a plan for our financial futures even in the midst of a recession. Throughout this series we talked about having an unshakable foundation, worry, generosity, the good life and God’s plan for our financial future. God has used this series in my life to focus me on His plan for our families financial future.
Some helpful resources that I recommend when you are thinking through your own personal finances are:
Surviving Financial Meltdown, by Ron Blue and Jeremy White (I mentioned this book a couple of times during this series).
Money, Possesions, and Eternity, by Randy Alcorn (A great book as a resource for a biblical perspective on finances).
The Treasure Principle, by Randy Alcorn (A short book that contains God’s investment strategy).
I would also recommend Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. I have not completed it, but I have listened to some of the talks. Southbridge is also offering some small group classes called: The Road to Financial Freedom as a follow up to this series. You can sign up for those by emailing email@example.com.
Ron Blue in his book Surviving Financial Meltdown recommends these web sites for your personal finances:
He has more, but these should be useful.