E-Devotional-Week 1

Kentucky Baptist Foundation
Kentucky Baptist Foundation Funding the Great Commission


By: Barry G. Allen

Week 1-Introduction

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! I am Barry Allen, President of the Kentucky Baptist Foundation. Thank you for your interest in practicing at a deeper level the Christian discipline of financial stewardship. Although biblical stewardship involves the totality of our lives, our time, talents and treasures, these lessons will focus on treasures – that is – money, wealth, and possessions.

No one is born with this discipline. It is one that must be learned and lived in order to experience its rewards. The Bible has a lot to say about the meaning of money in our lives and is our most reliable source of help. Someone has identified more than 2,200 verses that deal with money and possessions. With the Bible as your source, you will discover the most important thing in your life is to love the Lord your God with all you heart, soul and mind (Matt 22:37) – and – to have no other gods before Him. (Ex 20:3) You will also discover “no one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You can not serve both God and money.” (Matt 6:24).

This year-long stewardship education series has been written by the following: Laurie Valentine, KBF Trust Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Curtis, CPA, former Accounting Manager and me.

Our prayer is the Lord will add His blessings to your life as you seek first His kingly rule in your life (Matt 6:33). To the extent we can assist you in connecting the dots between God’s word and applying it in your life, please give us that privilege.

Next week: My Testimony

Kentucky Baptist Foundation

Kentucky Baptist Foundation

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