It's nearly impossible to engage in any conversation without the topic of the economy coming up. Job's lost; 401(k) losses; bailouts of companies and corporations, including banks; cost of food; the spiriling costs of health care; and myriad other economic related issues.
How do we make sense of all this? As Christ-followers we believe we own nothing; rather we are resource managers. From the beginning of recorded time mankind was told to "steward" the earth's resources (Genesis 1:28). The Apostle Paul reminds us we are to be faithful and trustworthy stewards (1 Corinthians 4:2 (NASB).
People need help allocating their assets. Turn on the radio or television and there are numerous advertisements trying to convince us there are ways out of the economic distress. However, many of those commercials are companies trying to make their economic bottom lines improve along the way. Some await a bailout. Others keep spending, hoping to stimulate the economy by themselves. The reality is we all need help understanding our responsibilities.
The leaders at Southland Christian Church recognize people need help with resource management from a biblical perspective. Our teaching minister, Jon Weece, recently taught on this very topic, calling the teaching "Rock, Paper, Scissors." This video teaching, along with a downloadable study guide, is currently available at www.southlandchristian.org. We invite you to watch this short teaching, download and work you way through the study guide, and then begin to allocate your resources in a way which pleases and honors God.