Faith & Finance

Rob West

Connecting the Dots Between Faith & Finances with Sharon Epps

July 1, 2020
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Most Christians understand the spiritual concept of stewardship, but do we always carry that into practical matters? Next, how can we actually handle the resources God’s given us? Well, that’s what we’re here for, to help you connect the dots between faith and finances. First up today, our host Rob West welcomes Sharon Epps of Kingdom Advisors for her insights on applying God’s financial principles to our lives. Then it’s your calls and questions at 800-525-7000.


•          The most foundational biblical financial principle we have to learn as believers is that God owns it all. Psalm 24:1 says, The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.

•          That principle— God owns it all— gives definition to my role in life.  I’m not an owner - I’m a manager. As a manager, my job is to find out what the owner wants me to do with his money.  The best question I can ask each day is, God, what do you want me to do with your money.

•          One of the best known passages on stewardship is the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, but from the owner’s perspective, God’s perspective. The Owner had enough, he could be trusted, and he entrusted the stewards with valuable resources BUT he did have expectations on how they would be used.

•          If we are listening to God and asking the question, what would you have me do with your money? Then we might plan one direction and he might direct us another. God’s redirection is not always about giving money away. You have to be ready and obedient when that happens.

•          There’s a tendency to think that if I surrender my finances to Christ … He’s going to take everything away from me. But that’s certainly not biblical.

•          1 Timothy 6:17 teaches,  “Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

•          You can do four things with money … live, give, owe and grow … meaning you can spend it for living … give it away … pay down debt … and save for the future.

•          You can do four things with money, live, give, owe and grow, meaning you can spend it for living, give it away, pay down debt, and save for the future.


On today’s program we also answer your questions:


•           My wife and I have a good amount of savings and very little debt. We are thinking of refinancing, but is now a good time? Should we invest the money instead of using it to refinance? 

•           I have a whole life policy that has a cash value. My husband and I are looking to relocate. With the market values, we are thinking of borrowing 85% to help with relocating and paying down current debt and renovating. What is your opinion on borrowing on a whole life policy? 


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About Faith & Finance

Faith & Finance is a daily radio ministry hosted by Rob West. The program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Faith & Finance heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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