Facing financial pressures or simply trying to avoid problems? Interested in what the Bible has to say about finances?
This 16-hour video seminar, taught by Jim Sammons, has helped thousands of peopleavoid financial disaster as they have learned what the Bible teaches about money and and have begun to apply those principles in their lives.
Jim explains universal financial principles from God’s Word and uses down–to–earth illustrations from his own life. The seminar gives practical training on topics such as:
- Learn what it really means to be financially free.
- Know God’s four purposes for money.
- Identify and reject false financial concepts.
- Recognize God’s reproofs for the wrong ways to riches.
- Choose to serve God rather than money.
- Establish the tithe as a “weekly reminder.”
- Purpose to keep out of debt.
- Learn to live within your income.
- Develop sales resistance.
- Flee from the hidden traps of swindlers.
- Learn how to get the best buy.
- Be committed to an effective accounting system.
- Never lend to friends or co-sign for a loan.
- Develop the full potential of your home.
- Choose a good name, whatever the cost.
- Learn the principles of praying for money.
- Avoid business partnerships.
- Identify and conquer slothfulness.
- Listen to the cautions of your wife.
- Prepare now for a lasting heritage.
About Jim Sammons
As a young man, Jim had one goal in life—to become a millionaire by the age of 30. At age 29, he was on the verge of bankruptcy, with emotional pressures so overwhelming that he could not eat, sleep, or work.
It was through this experience that he learned how to apply timeless and universal principles found in the Bible to his life, family, and business. In this seminar, Jim transparently shares the insights he learned through his tragedies and triumphs. Today, as a result of applying these lessons to his own life, Jim is one of the most successful and trusted real estate developers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
What Makes the Difference?
What has surprised audiences around the world is that the 20 financial principles shared often oppose our natural inclinations and some commonly accepted financial practices.
In this 16-hour video seminar, Jim Sammons explains the accuracy and wisdom of God’s instructions regarding finances. You will learn how to get out of debt, how to deal with compromises, and how to make wise investments. You will learn how to build the spirit of your marriage, how to teach principles to your children, how to work with other people, and how to develop many other skills that will help you become a successful person, marriage partner, parent, and financial steward.
True financial freedom involves understanding and applying God’s principles for handling money. It may require you to reject what others have deemed acceptable financial moves.
Financial freedom is a place in your life where you are not in debt, but live within your means. You make wise decisions for all your purchases and seek to get the best buy. Financial freedom is conquering slothfulness and working diligently. It is a commitment to choose a good name over great riches. Financial freedom is the realization that financial obligations affect your priorities toward God and family.
Most importantly, financial freedom is recognizing that true prosperity comes only from God. “… For it is [God] that giveth thee power to get wealth…” (Deuteronomy 8:18). It involves choosing to serve God rather than money, because we cannot serve two masters. (See Matthew 6:24.)
As you live according to God’s principles for finances, you will experience true freedom.
Freedom to Focus on the Family
A person with financial freedom has the opportunity to build his or her job around the family. Payment obligations are easily fulfilled, and one can maintain the priority of spending time with children and investing in family matters. One who faces a financial crisis, however, is often forced to build the family around the job. Late hours, working weekends, and no vacation time forces a spouse and children to give up time together that could be spent to nurture relationships and maintain family harmony.
Freedom to Uphold God’s Reputation
Exchanging eternal riches for the temporary pleasure of wealth only produces more greed. The more you gain, the more you want, and when a Christian is forced to borrow money to meet his basic needs, it damages the example of God’s provision for His children. “My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Freedom to Give
Someone who views money as a gift from God can give financially without feelings of resentment or comparison toward others. Tithing to a local church is a way we can demonstrate God’s ownership of all that we have. “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9–10). Above and beyond the tithe, we are free to “sow” bountifully and cheerfully as we see needs in the lives of others. (See II Corinthians 9:7-12.)
Freedom to Live
The purpose of money is not to free us from daily dependence on God, but to demonstrate God’s love and power in our lives. “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matthew 6:30).
If we understand God’s purpose for money and remain alert to the financial pitfalls outlined in His Word, then we can avoid the set–backs and frustrations that come when these principles are violated.