Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown

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We are faced with decisions every day—decisions about our careers, parenting, relationships and money. If you're wondering what the Bible says about any of these issues, you're in the right place. Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown Podcast offers biblical wisdom and practical advice for the life-questions you face every day. As a businessman, father, husband and pastor, Chris has helped people discover what it means to intentionally pursue God's purpose. Join us for weekly inspiration, advice and encouragement to live out God's plan for your life. Subscribe to the Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown Podcast today.

Episode Date
Episode 54: He’s the Father to the Fatherless
59:49
On this week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope, Chris Brown celebrates dads everywhere. To begin the show, he takes a call from Justin asking about family and work-life balance. Then he reads an email from Lynn sharing how Episode 49, The Significance of Motherhood, impacted her week. Next, he speaks with Kim about using the debt snowball to pay off her debts. Chris responds to Catherine’s email about whether she should keep saving while paying off her debt. Chris then shares three ways God is a father to all of us, whether we have an earthly dad or not. To close, Chris speaks with Josh Howerton, pastor of The Bridge Church about adoption—and he also gives us a special challenge. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Galatians 4:4, Hebrews 4:16, Matthew 7:9–11, Hebrews 12:7–8, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 6:5, Ecclesiastes 5:5, 1 Timothy 5:8, Hebrews 13:7, Psalms 68, Psalm 10:14.
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 53: Managing the Expectation Gap
51:13
On this week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope, Chris Brown talks about managing the expectation gap. First, he takes a call from Kelsey and gives him advice about accepting a loan from his father-in-law. Then, he talks to Lynn about celebrating God’s blessings, even if we didn’t work for them. Melina calls in to ask for advice on setting boundaries with her parents. Finally, Chris talks with Christine Caine about her new book, Unexpected: Leave Fear Behind, Move Forward in Faith, Embrace The Adventure. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Isaiah 41:10, Psalms 78:4, 1 Timothy 5:8, Ephesians 3:20
Jun 04, 2018
Episode 52: What True Sacrifice Looks Like
42:46
On this week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope, Chris Brown shares what true sacrifice really looks like. First, Chris speaks with Brian about talking to his parents about money and long-term insurance. Next, Chris gives Tashana advice on what to look for when it comes to finding a church home. Then, Chandler calls in with his financial testimony and encourages listeners to keep making sacrifices in order to goals. Chris then shares a message about true sacrifice and challenges listeners to not only remember, but also to celebrate those who serve our country. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 4:25-27, Hebrews 13:18, John 15:13, Luke 25:25-37Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 28, 2018
Episode 51: Do We Want God’s Will, Or His Approval of Our Will?
45:12
On this week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope, Chris Brown tackles the topic of God’s will: Do we actually want God’s will in our lives or just God’s approval of our will? Chris takes a call from Jared asking advice for his church. Should his church go into debt to purchase a new building? Chris chats with Cameron about student loan forgiveness, and whether it’s a good option for him and his new wife. Chris then shares a message about God’s will, open doors and biblical wisdom. To close, Chris speaks with Life, Money and Hope listener Kyle about how becoming debt-free led him to Jesus. Today’s featured Scriptures include: John 3, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Mark 3:35, Matthew 21, John 1:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Romans 12:2, Acts 16:6-7, 1 Corinthians 2, Psalm 37:4, Proverbs 19:21 Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 21, 2018
Episode 50: The Danger of Distracted Parenting
57:59
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown challenges himself and parents everywhere on the topic of distracted parenting. Chris shares the story behind the famous but difficult to hear song by Harry Chapin: ”Cat’s in the Cradle.” First, Chris speaks with Jason, a Financial Peace University coordinator who shares his personal testimony about the impact his parent’s money decisions had on him as a child and how Financial Peace University has changed his family’s lives. (5:36) Then Chris responds to an email from Brian–Is it okay to loan money? Chris shares his personal experience with loaning money to a friend and highlights what the Bible has to say about giving to those who ask. (15:16) Chris highlights an encouraging tweet from Shannon about her debt-free journey. (17:54) Next, Chris gets real with listeners with his message, “The Danger of Distracted Parenting” sharing his own struggle with distractions. To close, Chris speaks with Joshua Straub, a marriage and family strategist, professor of child psychology, author of several books, and co-host of the “In This Together” podcast. Chris and Joshua talk about the dangers of technology on children and how our kids need us more than ever. (32:32) Today’s featured Scriptures include: Proverbs 22:6, Colossians 3:17, Deuteronomy 6, Mark 12:31, John 13:34-35, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
May 14, 2018
Episode 49: The Significance of Motherhood
51:00
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown honors mothers everywhere. Chris opens the show with the story of one woman’s unique call to motherhood through international adoption. Then, Chris addresses Aaron’s fear when it comes to saving for the future. Next, Chris responds to an email from Darlene about the meaning of margin and shares tips on how you can make space in your own life. Chris then shares his own story about his relationship with his mother and how five little words she whispered to him one night changed the course of his life. To close, Chris and his wife Holly talk about motherhood, family, life balance, and even . . . mom guilt. Today’s featured Scriptures include: 1 Peter 5:7, 2 Timothy 3:14-15, Acts 16:1, 1 Corinthians 13, Romans 15:5-6, Deuteronomy 20:18, Proverbs 21:20
May 07, 2018
Episode 48: Persistence Pays Off
01:04:30
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown reminds us that persistence pays off. Chris opens the show with the story of the Old Testament prophet Nehemiah who persisted through criticism, threats and ridicule to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem. Next, Chris takes a call from Brittany asking for his wisdom: How to know God’s will in their struggle with infertility and desire to start a family? Chris responds to an email from Jonathan, a debt-free college student, asking about investing. Werlyne calls in to ask for advice: Should she continue helping her parents out financially or move forward with her own life? Then Chris talks with Pastor Clayton King of New Spring Church in South Carolina about persistence in dispelling the lies that hold us back, persistence in suffering, as well as his new book Overcome. To close, Chris invites Kelly Daniel, Associate Producer of The Dave Ramsey Show to share her family’s story of persistence in their journey to become debt free. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Genesis 25:21, Hebrews 11:11, Proverbs 13:12, Philippians 4:13
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 47: Dating in the Age of Social Media
59:05
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown explores the topic of dating in the age of social media. Chris shares the story of a southern California professor and his colleagues who were determined to make an impact in the lives of married students and decrease the divorce rate. You may be surprised at the initiative they launched. Then Chris takes a call from Isaac in Dallas, who wonders if he and his wife should pull their money out of the stock market or leave it there with the risk of losing it. Chris responds to an email from Elizabeth with a list of five things that make something a goal, not just a wish. Jason calls in to ask Chris’s advice–should he move forward in his relationship with his girlfriend even though she has over $150,000 in student loan debt? Kristin Fry joins Chris to talk about dating in the age of social media and her new book Beyond the Swipe. And to close, Clayton and Ashlee Hurst of Lakewood Church join Chris to talk about their new book Hope for Your Marriage, as well as the challenges and triumphs of marriage and relationships. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Proverbs 29:18, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Matthew 25: 14-30, Romans 15:7, 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 46: Miracles Still Happen
01:09:49
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown asks listeners to explore their belief in miracles. Do you believe in God’s power to do something big in your life or are you filled with doubt? Chris opens up with the incredible story of Barbara Cummiskey-Snyder, a woman who experienced God’s healing power when life itself hung in the balance. Chris receives a call from Christopher, an ironworker who worked at Ground Zero, asking for advice on how to prepare for his daughter’s college with the government compensation he received. Then, Chris shares a word study about self-control from Drea. Chris speaks with award-winning author Lee Strobel about his new book The Case for Miracles. To close, Pastor Craig Johnson, the director of ministries at Lakewood Church in Texas, speaks with Chris about the miracle his autistic son experienced and how that experience has affected thousands of lives. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Hebrews 6:10; Matthew 6:33; John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Mark 10:27; Jeremiah 32:27; Mark 9:17-29
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 45: The Myth of Life Balance
58:40
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown tackles the topic of life balance . . . is it a myth? Chris receives a call from Nathan of Fort Collins, CO asking for advice about student loans (6:07). Ashton emails Chris about a past argument she and her husband had in front of their daughter—she feels a lot of guilt when her daughter remembers the incident. Ashton wants advice on what to tell her daughter when she brings it up (15:07). Chris gives annuities advice to Ryan (19:36). Later, Christy Wright shares a message on life balance and how to do more of what you love and less of what you don’t (23:30). Finally, Frank Bealer, the Executive Director of Orange and CEO of Phase Family Centers talks about his book The Myth of Balance. Frank shares insights about finding life balance—especially among chaos. Today’s featured Scriptures include: Matthew 25:14-30, James 3:2, Proverbs 28:13, Romans 8:1, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 44: Are You Complicating Your Own Life?
01:01:40
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown asks listeners to examine their lives with the question, “Are You Complicating Your Life?” Jack calls in from Philadelphia to ask Chris about investing (6:48). Chris addresses an email from Roger in Texas about starting a Financial Peace University class in his area (13:14). Cheryl from Colorado calls in to ask Chris how he feels about life insurance retirement plans (15:49). Chris speaks with Mariah, a single mom from Pennsylvania about keeping her daughter in private school (23:19). Chris shares some things we do on a continual basis that sabotage our joy (30:16). To close, Chris asks Jared, who went through Financial Peace University, to share his story about how he and his family went from complicating their own lives to being completely free from debt (47:07).Today’s featured Scriptures include: Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 13:22, Romans 7, Psalm 139:13, Proverbs 10:9, 1 Corinthians 15:33, John 10:10, Proverbs 6:5, 1 John 5:3Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 43: Our Most Dangerous Episode Ever
57:01
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown challenges us to balance the tension between wisdom and faith when it comes to prosperity. Chris talks to Emily from Georgia about entitlement and leaving an inheritance (7:24). Chris reads an email testimony from Jonathan updating the show about what God has been doing in his life (14:50). Phillip from Charlotte, North Carolina calls in to ask Chris if he should cash out a whole life policy his father took out for him (16:03). Chris plays a voicemail message from Daniel asking about bitcoin—where does the money go? (21:45) Pastor Kevin Gerald joins Chris to talk about what prosperity is and what it’s not (26:47). And to close, Chris shares a personal story that he has never revealed on the show (42:40).Today’s featured Scriptures include: Proverbs 13:22, Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 19:17, Luke 16:10, John 10:10Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 42: Believing God for More!
54:17
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown challenges us to believe God for more. Chris responds to a tweet from Grady about a school in Georgia requiring students to take an economics class covering a unit entitled, "Benefits of Credit" (5:27). Then, Chris speaks with Justin about replacing his old car by making payments to himself rather than to a lender (9:07). Chris responds to an email from Daniel who has a question about tithing. Chris explains the difference between systematic and spirit-led giving (14:53). Brandon calls in to ask how he and his mom could best share their faith with his unbelieving brothers (19:05). Chris teaches about what it looks like to believe God for more in our lives (28:00). And finally, Chris talks to Hillsong Global Pastor Brian Houston, about his new book There Is More: When the World Says You Can't, God Says You Can (40:53). Today's featured Scriptures include: Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 21:5, Matthew 23:23, John 6:44, Luke 7, Hebrews 11Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 41: Fight or Flight: How Do You Respond to Stress?
01:09:47
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown encourages us to consider how we respond to stress. Chris responds to listener calls and emails. (6:55) Bryan, who works 60 hours a week and leads an FPU class, wants to know if it's a good idea to take on more responsibility at church. Mike maintains a good attitude most days, but struggles to stay positive when his supervisors stress him out. Krystal needs to save an emergency fund but is also behind on her mortgage payment and wonders how she can do both. (27:10) Chris shares tips for managing bad stress and making the most of good stress. (49:45) Chris talks with Army Ranger Keni Thomas about his experience in the Battle of Mogadishu-portrayed in Black Hawk Down-and about how he managed stress then and responds to it now.Today's featured Scriptures include: Colossians 3:23-24, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Hebrews 11:1, John 14:27, Philippians 4:6, Proverbs 12:25, Romans 8:28, Proverbs 11:25, Psalm 119:142-144, Philippians 4:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 40: Check Your Ambitions at the Door
01:02:37
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown reminds us to check our ambitions at the door. (6:08) Chris responds to listener calls and emails. Jim and his wife want her mother, who was recently diagnosed with dementia, to receive the best care possible, but family drama stands in the way; Kelly would like her husband, who works 60-70 hours per week, to find a new job but isn't sure how to motivate him; Michael owes $53,000 and wonders if the calls he gets about student loan forgiveness are worth following up on; and Kayla wants advice for getting her husband excited to pay off debt. (33:19) Chris shares five truths to help us keep our ambitions in line with God's will. (49:45) Chris talks with business owner Laura about the roadblock she faced at work and how choosing to rely on God changed everything.Today's featured Scriptures include: Matthew 5:9, Exodus 20:3, Proverbs 29:7, and Matthew 25:14-30.Are you interested in being part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 05, 2018
Episode 39: How to Win at Work
01:00:21
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about work. Chris responds to listener calls and emails related to work. (5:43) Anthony would like to make a career change after decades in the construction industry; Alexandria finds herself in a tough life situation and wonders how she can best leverage her work options; and Marie is a business owner who needs advice on how to buy out a partner. (24:48) Chris talks with Clay Scroggins about the lessons found in his new book, How to Lead When You're Not in Charge. (45:55) Chris then asks author and radio/podcast host Ken Coleman about how we can win at work.Today's featured Scriptures include (No scriptures were used in this episode).Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 38: Happiness Is by Chance. Joy is by Choice.
48:30
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown encourages listeners to choose joy no matter the circumstances. Chris responds to listener calls and emails. (5:30) Jenny and her husband recently paid off a credit card but disagree over whether or not they should cancel it; Andrea wonders if a new ER bill should be added to the debt snowball or partially paid for with the emergency fund; and Charlie and his wife are saving for a down payment on a home in Los Angeles and want to know if they should halt retirement savings until they reach that goal. (19:14) Chris shares what the Bible tells us about choosing joy. (30:32) Chris talks with Jon and Dorothy Bridges about what it was like for them to choose joy in the midst of great tragedy.Today's featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, John 10:28-29, John 15:11, John 16:22, and 2 Timothy 1:4Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 37: Cultivating Deeper Relationships
59:16
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown focuses on deeper relationships-with God and others. Chris responds to listener calls and emails about tithing and more. (4:49) Danielle wants advice on tithing as a realtor with fixed expenses and varying income; Stephanie shares her tithing testimony; Jaime wants to know how she (a saver) and her husband (a spender) can get on the same page about finances even though they keep their money separate; and Sherry wonders if she'll be responsible for the medical bills of her mother who recently passed away. (22:53) Chris talks about how we can cultivate deeper relationships through our words and actions. (39:48) Chris has a conversation about relationships with Jefferson Bethke, co-host of the Love That Lasts Podcast.Today's featured Scriptures include: Psalm 139:1, John 10:14-15, John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 36: What Is Real Humility?
55:29
This week's episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about humility. Chris responds to calls and emails from listeners. (5:31) Paul wonders if pursuing an MBA is worth the investment of time and money; Jacob owes $60,000 in student loans but can't afford the monthly payments; and Anthony wants to break his car lease. (23:39) Chris shares a message on our ultimate example of humility: the life and death of Jesus. (40:35) Chris talks with Chris Hogan about the struggle to remain humble and how learning to laugh at yourself is a great first step.Today's featured Scriptures include Matthew 25:14-30, Micah 5:2, Matthew 26, Matthew 29, and James 4:10Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 35: Grit, Don’t Quit
56:09
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown encourages listeners to adopt a spirit of grit. Chris responds to calls and emails from listeners. (7:15) Anna feels overwhelmed by the amount of personal and business debt she and her husband owe; Jacob emails for advice on tracking expenses for tax purposes in his side job; and Jens wonders how he might find his career calling. (29:57) Chris shares real life and biblical examples of grit. (45:23) Finally, Chris talks with Gary, a recovering alcoholic and Financial Peace University member-turned-coordinator about how having grit changed his life.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 21:5, John 10:10, Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 1:27, Acts 16:19-38, Psalm 20:7Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 34: We are NEVER Alone
52:50
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown encourages us to remember that even when we feel alone, we are not alone. (7:20) Chris wonders if he should use his emergency fund to cover the cost of his mother’s mortgage; Cory asks if he should postpone Baby Steps 4 and 5 in order to pay his home off in two and a half years; Joanna emails to share her story and thank Chris for his ministry; Matt wants to know how he can be smart about buying a house when he lives in an expensive area of the country; and Jerry asks for career advice: should he follow passion or pay? (37:59) Chris shares his personal experiences with loneliness including homelessness and his mother’s attempted suicide. He then gives listeners a look at the truth of God’s word—and why we can trust that He’s always with us.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 21:20, Ephesians 6:2-3, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 17:22, 1 Timothy 6:17-20, Deuteronomy 31:6, 2 Timothy 4:16-17, Psalm 91:14-15, and John 14:18Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 33: Who’s in Your Inner Circle?
56:49
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the power of friendship. Chris takes a call from Tamara, a pregnant mother whose husband works a 100% commission job. They’ve fallen behind on their bills and she’s not sure how to get caught up. (5:50) Chris talks with Lexie about how the people in her inner circle helped her work through the trauma of a lifetime of sexual abuse (15:55) and with Andy about how he and his wife overcame infidelity with the help of friends and family. (29:55) Finally, Chris shares a message on what Jesus’ inner circle looked like and how we can make the most of our relationships today. (39:51)Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 John 2, Proverbs 19:4-6, Proverbs 17:17, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 27:6, Ecclesiastes 4, Proverbs 27:17Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 32: The Right Knowledge Is Power
55:09
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown shows us that the right knowledge is power. Chris takes calls and emails from listeners. (5:50) Allie and her husband are working to pay off non-mortgage debt but wonder if they should sell their home as well; Shonda works in sales and needs encouragement as she is currently struggling to meet expectations; and an anonymous listener emailed for advice on how to handle a stressful work environment. Chris then shares a message on the filter we should use before accepting advice. (27:35) Finally, Chris talks with Pastor Stephanie Hughes of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Texas City, TX. (41:24)Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 28:19-20, Proverbs 11:4, Psalm 1:1-6 and Matthew 25:14-30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 31: Victim or Victor: It’s Your Choice
01:00:21
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown takes on the victim mentality and encourages listeners to choose the role of victor instead. When Chris takes calls and emails from listeners, (5:50) Randy wants advice on showing forgiveness to his ex-girlfriend; Cheryl and her husband paid off $22,000 in debt in just eight months, but lost sight of the plan and went back into debt over the holiday season; Aaron emailed with an opinion about mowers; Coryn emailed to ask Chris’ favorite version of the Bible; and Garrett called to ask how he might best encourage his grandparents through their financial troubles. Chris then shares a message on what Jesus has to say to the person with a victim mentality. (32:45) Chris interviews Boston Marathon bombing survivor, Rebekah Gregory, about how she’s made every day count since the bombing. (46:00) Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 6:14-15, Ephesians 4:32, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 25:14-30, Proverbs 13:12, Psalm 71:14, Romans 4:18. Romans 15:13 and John 5:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 01, 2018
Episode 30: Own 2018 or It Will Own You
30:51
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown challenges listeners to own 2018 and make it the best year yet. Through a message on the Christmas season, Chris encourages us to find ways to celebrate life even when things aren’t perfect by focusing on the One who is perfect. (4:52) Chris then talks with pastor Craig Groeschel about how a daily practice of submitting to God produces long-term results. (18:10) Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 16:8 and James 4:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 25, 2017
Episode 29: People Don’t Shape Their Future, Their Habits Do
53:09
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown encourages us to remember that people don’t shape their future—their habits do. In this episode, Chris talks to listeners with home, church and work-related questions. (4:50) Bryan is out of work and struggling to pay his mortgage; Shaniqua tithes regularly but wonders what she should do if she doesn’t trust her church to manage the funds; Josh’s employer offered him a settlement to cover repeated injuries, and he wants to know if he should use the money to pay off debt. Chris shares a strategy for getting rid of bad habits by filling our days with good ones. (33:20) The show ends with a conversation between Chris and a listener named Phil, who used the power of habits to pay off $30,000 of debt in under 12 months and bought a condo with cash two years later. (44:55)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:16-19, Matthew 5:9, Luke 14:28, 1 John 3:9, Deuteronomy 12:2-3, Titus 2:7, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Matthew 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 28: The Power of Focused Intensity Over Time
54:00
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the power of focused intensity over time. In this episode, Chris talks to listeners about how they can use this strategy to reach their money goals. (6:07) Joy calls in to ask about the meaning of the phrase “start with the end in mind;” Pat and his wife are nearing retirement and trying to decide if they should pay off their mortgage or keep it; Bill is working the debt snowball and emailed in to ask if he should use stocks to pay off his remaining debt; and Roger and his brother want to help their parents get squared away for retirement. Chris shares the Momentum Theorem and talks about why God is such an important part of the equation of focused intensity over time. (28:10) The show ends with a conversation between Chris and a listener named Tyler, who just returned from a trip to Italy with his wife after paying off all of their debt. (41:26)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 29:18, 1 Timothy 5:8, Colossians 3:23-24, 2 Timothy 2:15, Colossians 3:17, Proverbs 13:4, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 6:5Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 27: Fear Doesn’t Get a Vote
53:35
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about why fear doesn’t get a vote. In this episode, Chris talks to listeners who are struggling to overcome fear. (6:16) James’ new painting business has taken off, but he’s worried he won’t manage the business well; Jeff wants to know if his wife can claim a portion of her ex-husband’s social security check to help her in retirement; Chrissy emailed to say she and her husband are working to pay off their last debt but are feeling discouraged. Chris then discusses what the Bible has to say about fear. (33:12) The show ends with a conversation between Chris and Kris Hammons about the fear he and his wife work to manage while their baby is in the NICU. (43:25)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 21:20, Psalm 84:11, Psalm 119, 1 Corinthians 11, Jeremiah 29:11, Matthew 6, Joshua 1:6-7 and 9, 2 Timothy 1:7Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 26: ‘Tis the Season: How to Thrive, Not Just Survive (feat. Roma Downey)
59:30
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown discusses how to thrive, not just survive during the holiday season. In this episode, Chris talks to listeners about their houses and their contentment. (6:49) Theresa’s home is paid for, but it’s in a neighborhood that’s going downhill—she wants to know if she should sell; Micah struggles with being content while wanting more from his life; Mike and his wife will retire in three years and wonder if they should use some of their retirement savings to pay off their house. Chris then shares five ways we can thrive during the holiday season. (25:24) The show ends with an interview with Roma Downey. She has a new website which offers hope and encouragement in our world full of dark and depressing news. (42:51)Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 10:31, Romans 13:8, Galatians 6:7, Job 42:10, Matthew 5:44, Proverbs 11:55, Hebrews 10:24-25Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 27, 2017
Episode 25: Leaving A Legacy
56:52
This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about leaving a legacy. In this episode, Chris talks to people who have questions about how to handle the next big step in life—from weddings to babies to a relationship with God and the church. (6:20) Ryan just got engaged and wants to give his fiancée the wedding of her dreams without taking on more debt; Chris writes in to comment on God’s sovereign timing; Jake asks what he should do to financially prepare for a first baby while also working to pay off debt; and Veronica emails with a question about how to move forward in her relationship with God. Chris then shares a message on what it means to leave a legacy according to Scripture. (30:57) The show ends with an interview with Dave Ramsey on what it means to leave a professional and personal legacy. (47:25)Today’s featured Scriptures include: Matthew 22:23, Malachi 3:10, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Deuteronomy 6:5-7, Matthew 6:20-21, Psalm 145:4, Psalm 78:4, 2 Timothy 4:6-8
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 24: Navigating Family Drama
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about navigating family drama over the holidays. In this episode, Chris talks to people who have questions about dealing with job loss, signing the deed to someone else’s home, and leading an FPU class in Canada. (5:20) Dawn and her husband both recently lost their jobs, and she needs advice on what to do with their severance packages; Liz’s uncle wants her mom to sign the deed to a home he plans to buy and asked for her help; and Tina wrote to share her success with paying off debt and wants to know how she can help others. Afterward, Chris talks with Kyle Idleman about his book Grace is Greater. (25:20) The show concludes with a conversation between Chris and his brother-in-law, Travis, about taking person responsibility in cases of family conflict. (42:28)Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 4:17, Proverbs 21:5 and Ephesians 4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 13, 2017
Episode 23: Interest Paid Is A Penalty
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about debt and the fact that interest paid is a penalty. In this episode, Chris talks to people who have questions about college savings, credit card debt and God’s grace. (7:33) Pat asks how to get the most of his 529 college savings fund; Jennifer emails for understanding on why God is so generous with us; and Tammy wants to know the best way to pay off credit card debt. Afterward, Chris talks about what the Bible has to say about debt. (30:30) The show concludes with a conversation with Jeff Martinez who discusses his journey with obtaining and paying off debt. (45:25)Today’s featured Scriptures include: James 1:2-8, James 1:12, Romans 5:2-5, Proverbs 4:25, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 6, Deuteronomy 10:14, Matthew 25:14-30Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 06, 2017
Episode 22: The Power of Unity
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the power of unity. In this episode, Chris talks to people who have questions about an alcoholic spouse, student loans, and mortgage refinancing. (7:05) Beth’s husband is an alcoholic who refuses to get on board with her money plans; Andrea emailed to ask if she should take money from her IRA to pay off a student loan; and Heather has a question about refinancing her home to move debt around. Afterward, Chris talks about the power of unity and how the Bible models this for us. (29:34) The show concludes with a conversation with Matt Redmond on his latest album, Glory Song, and how it speaks to the unity God calls us to. (44:22)Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 1:10, 1 Corinthians 4:11-13, Colossians 3:13-14, John 17, Psalm 133:1, Ephesians 4:3Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 21: Is Honor A Lost Art?
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown asks the question: Is honor a lost art? Chris talks to people who have questions about cosigning a loan, getting a spouse on board financially, and dealing with multiple mortgages. (6:26) Tammi won’t cosign her daughter’s student loan but isn’t sure what advice to give her instead; Chris emailed for help on how to get his wife excited about The Total Money Makeover plan; and Michael has two mortgages while saving for a dream home but isn’t sure this is the best approach. Afterward, Chris talks about the lost art of honor and how, by other honoring others, we honor God. (25:03) The show concludes with a conversation with Onterio Green, a pastor of The Potter’s House in Texas, about what it means to honor your senior pastor and your team. (37:44)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6, 11, 17 and 22; 1 Chronicles 29:11; 1 Timothy 1:17; Revelation 5; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Peter 2:17; Romans 13:2; 1 Timothy 5:17; 1 Timothy 3; Ephesians 5; Exodus 21; Romans 12:10; Romans 12:3; Philippians 2:8; Proverbs 21:21, 24, 29:3; 1 Peter 5:5; Matthew 23:5, 29-33; Revelation 4; 1 Timothy 6:16; Revelation 14Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 20: Defeating The Real Enemy
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about defeating the real enemy. In this episode, Chris talks to people who have questions about who the real enemy is when it comes to money. (6:10) Wyatt asks if he should borrow money from his mom to pay off a credit card; Chris needs clarification about how much to save for retirement when self-employed; Michael emails in for advice on what his wife should do with money she’ll receive following her ex-husband’s death; and Dave asks which mortgage option is best for a new home he and his wife are building. Afterward, Chris talks about who the real enemy is: Satan, not the people around us. (24:38) The show concludes with a conversation with Andrew and Jameel, who share their unlikely story of friendship after Andrew, a police officer, falsely accused Jameel of drug possession. (37:55) Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 5:38-48, Ephesians 2:2, James 4:4, Matthew 4, 2 Corinthians, James 4:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 16, 2017
Episode 19: Tithing and Generosity
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In this week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown, Chris talks to people who have questions about tithing and budgeting. (5:06) Caleb wonders if he and his wife should go back and pay tithes on their past income; Tina wants to know why she can’t seem to save money even though she has few expenses; Monica emails in for advice on how to get her husband on board with budgeting; and James wants clarification on how much money he and his wife should spend without consulting each other first. Afterward, Chris talks about the difference between tithing and generosity and the fact that both are opportunities, not obligations. (41:55) The show concludes with a conversation with Jennifer, who shares her story of how tithing changed both her finances and her relationship with God. (54:17)Today’s featured Scriptures include John 10:10, Matthew 23:23, Malachi 3:10, Deuteronomy 14:2, Deuteronomy 14:22–23, Deuteronomy 14:28, 1 Samuel 15:2, Malachi 3:8–11, Deuteronomy 14:29.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 09, 2017
Episode 18: Stewarding the Future
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about stewarding the future. In this episode, Chris talks to people about making smart decisions today to better prepare for tomorrow. (5:58) Casey considers taking out a loan to launch a business; Sean asks if he’s a little too focused on his debt snowball; Laura wants to know how to help her mother-in-law with her health; Lowell wonders if he should purchase a house. Afterward, Chris shares three biblical principles for wise investing. (26:35) The show concludes with an interview with NFL player Ryan Broyles about his choice to live on a $60,000 a year income when he was making millions. (40:10)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 16:22, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 13:22, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 21:5 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 17: Contentment vs. Entitlement
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about contentment and entitlement. In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling with being content. (5:45) Meko loves his job but doesn’t have enough money to pay his bills; Kris asks how he can start studying the Bible to be a better leader for his family; Jessi asks how to get her husband on board with paying off debt. Afterward, Chris shares three truths about contentment. (27:45) The show concludes with a conversation with Zack McCullock, who lived in a camper with his wife for eleven months while they paid off all their debt. (43:45)Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Timothy 3, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 19:105, Proverbs 21:5, Philippians 4:10–13, Ephesians 2:10 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 16: The “Never Do” List
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all things we should never do. In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling with tough decisions. (4:08) Daniel isn’t sure how to encourage his father to purchase long-term care; Tim shares a story about life insurance and tax withholding; Pat struggles between paying off his debt or filing bankruptcy. Afterward, Chris shares a list of 20 things we should never do. (21:00) The show concludes with a conversation with Brandon Watkins from Fallen Pastor ministries. (39:03)Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 5:5, Matthew 5:37, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Luke 14:28, Ephesians 6:11–17, Romans 13, Proverbs 6:5, Romans 13:8, Genesis 4, Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 15: Your Calendar Is God’s
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about giving your calendar to God. Chris opens the show with a quick story about how his son’s broken arm during a football game derailed his family’s plans, and they had no choice but to give control of their time to God. (0:20) In this episode, Chris talks to people who are wondering if their own plans for their futures are in line with God’s desires—and whether they should expect their plans to change. (7:25) Jaclyn wants advice on what to do with the money she’s earning now after she graduates college debt-free; Kris wonders if her concerns about her church’s decision to open and operate a for-profit daycare are valid; and Rob wants to know when his money-smart daughter should ask the guy she’s dating to attend Financial Peace University. Afterward, Chris gives us practical advice on how we can begin offering our calendars back to God. (24:27) The show concludes with a conversation with podcast producer Bob Borquez, who experienced a life-changing leg injury that forced him to let go of control and humble himself before God. (36:17)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 16:9, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 21:5, Ecclesiastes 3, Psalm 31:15, Ephesians 5:16, Proverbs 6:6–11, James 4, Colossians 4:5, Micah 6:8, Psalm 90:12, Ephesians 5:15, John 17:4, Romans 12:1–2, Ecclesiastes 7 and Matthew 5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 14: Your Path to Financial Freedom
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the road to financial freedom. In this episode, Chris talks to people who need to make some tough financial decisions. (6:18) Jordan asks how his family can balance paying off their debt and saving to adopt; Manny wrestles with the cost of private school tuition for his daughters; a listener named Chris emails in a testimony of how sound financial principles have positively impacted his family. Afterward, Chris teaches on the Baby Steps. (22:49) The show concludes with a conversation with Drew and Farrah, who paid off $200,000 in debt and now live a completely debt-free life. (41:02)Today’s featured Scriptures include John 10:10, Proverbs 21:5, Matthew 25:14–30, Hebrews 13:5, Proverbs 22:7, and Ecclesiastes 11:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 04, 2017
Episode 13: Building the Giving Muscle
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about generosity. In this episode, Chris helps four listeners. (6:18) Jason’s in-laws are moving in with him and his wife, but he isn’t sure how much to charge them for rent; Amanda needs help navigating a sticky relationship with her stepchildren; Tammy asks how to save for retirement while paying for her daughter’s college; Russ asks if he should roll the 401(k) from his last job into an IRA. Afterward, Chris teaches on generosity and shares six ways to become a more generous person. (25:58) The show concludes with a conversation with Brad Forsma, founder of the nonprofit organization I Like Giving. (42:27)Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 11:2, Acts 20:35, Psalms 24:1, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 11:25, Ephesians 6:8, Romans 2:6, Romans 2:10, Luke 14, Luke 6 and Matthew 19.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 12: Maximizing Your Gifts for God
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about maximizing our God-given gifts. Chris opens the show with a brief overview of the life of speaker and author Patsy Clairmont. In this episode, Chris talks to people about what it means to use your gifts for the glory of God. (5:15) Jason asks how he can get his wife on board with the budget; Vanessa wonders how she should handle a rocky friendship that is causing more stress than joy; Glenda and her husband are retired and not sure what to do with the rest of their lives. Afterward, Chris talks about how to find your God-given gifts and use them for the glory of the Kingdom. (26:57) The show concludes with a conversation with pastor Corey Trimble, who talks about how God used his story to redeem his life and bring other people to Christ. (41:58)Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 12:12, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians, 4:2, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 14:28, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 1 Corinthians 12:4–6, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 4:10–11, John 6:5–11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 21, 2017
Episode 11: Adults Make a Plan, Children Do What Feels Good
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the importance of making a plan. Chris opens the show with the story of Moses and how his willingness to follow a plan led to one of the greatest events in history. In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling with life choices. (5:57) Jess needs advice on how to find a job; Greg is underwater on his business and unsure what to do next; Darrell wants to take Financial Peace University but can’t find a class time that fits in his schedule. Afterward, Chris talks about people in the Bible who took planning seriously. (27:15) The show concludes with a conversation with Kevin, who shares how he and his wife resolved their conflict on combining finances. (40:14)Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 6:11–22, Genesis 7–9, Proverbs 14:15, Nehemiah 2–4, Nehemiah 4:9, Proverbs 16:9, Luke 13:31–33, Proverbs 16:3.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 14, 2017
Episode 10: Importance of Community
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the importance of community. In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling with interpersonal issues. (4:50) Chris needs help preparing for unexpected expenses in his budget; Jeremy worries his six-year-old daughter won’t qualify for life insurance due to her many health issues; Jason emails in words of encouragement; Anne needs advice on how to help her son live up to his full potential. Afterward, Chris teaches on the biblical importance and value of godly community. (34:46) The show concludes with a conversation with Dave, who shares the story of how community saved the life of a woman who was attending church online. (38:50)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28, Philippians 4:19, John 10:10, Acts 20:35, Proverbs 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:33 and Psalm 33:1.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 07, 2017
Episode 9: The Power of Forgiveness
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the power of forgiveness. Chris opens the show with a moving story about Elisabeth Elliot and how she forgave the people who killed her husband. (2:32) In this episode, Chris talks to callers about forgiveness and money. (4:30) Tamara doesn’t know how to help her son in the midst of a custody battle; Dan needs a reliable car for his job but doesn’t want to keep financing vehicles; Vicki emails in to share a testimony about tithing and God’s faithfulness. Afterward, Chris teaches on what the Bible says about forgiveness. (24:20) The show concludes with a conversation with Chris’s brother, Joel, who shares what led him to forgive their parents for their tumultuous childhood. (41:39)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Colossians 3:13, Psalm 129:23–24, Matthew 18:21–35, Psalm 30:2, Ephesians 4:32, Romans 12:19 and Romans 12:14.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 31, 2017
Episode 8: Finding Your Calling
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about finding your calling. Chris opens the show talking about Nancy Alcorn of Mercy Multiplied. (0:01) In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling to find their calling or make decisions that will impact them in the long-term. (5:34) Loretta wants to help her son financially without enabling him; Maggie shares a story about her son; Jordan doesn’t know if he is ready to go to college; Jason isn’t sure if he wants to accept a promotion that pays less than his current position. Afterward, Chris gives practical tips on figuring out what God is calling us to do with our lives. (28:33) The show concludes with a conversation with Laura, who found her calling by stepping outside of her comfort zone to launch her own business. (42:22)Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 6:4, Proverbs 29:18, Ephesians 4:1–3, Colossians 3:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10, 1 Corinthians 1:26–27, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 12:1–2 and Psalm 139:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 24, 2017
Episode 7: Conflict Is Certain, Drama Is a Choice
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about how to handle conflict. Chris opens the show with a short history lesson about some of the silly things that have led to conflict around the world. (3:10) In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling to address conflict with others. (8:25) Christine wants advice on how to deal with an inherited property that’s causing drama between her and her brother; John emails in to share his testimony; Kimberly wonders if she should date someone who owes $200,000 in student loans. Afterward, Chris shares five steps we can take to handle conflict with wisdom. (25:40) The show concludes with a conversation with Leslie, who shares the story of how she and her spouse got on the same page with their budget. (38:50)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 15:1, Psalm 37:7–9, John 8:7, John 8:9 and Romans 12:19.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 17, 2017
Episode 6: Parenting the Heart, Not the Actions
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about parenting your child’s heart. Chris opens the show talking with writer and pediatrician Meg Meeker about parenting and her latest book, Hero: Being the Strong Father Your Children Need. (8:52) Afterward, Chris shares some parenting advice straight from the Scriptures. (35:46) The show concludes with an interview with world-renowned drummer, speaker and author Zoro about how he parents the heart of his children. (42:31)Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 4:23, Hebrews 3:13 and Proverbs 29:18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 5: The Misconceptions About Wealth
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about the misconceptions of wealth. Chris opens the show talking about the life of Hetty Green and posing the question: Is it biblical to be wealthy? (1:07) In this episode, Chris talks to people who are struggling with money decisions. (6:33) Ron is making more money in his current job, but the commute is straining his emotional health; Linda can’t make headway with her emergency fund; Aaron wonders how he can build his credit score without a credit card; and Sarah asks if she and her husband should pull from investments to make a down payment on a home. Afterward, Chris does a deep dive on some common misconceptions of wealth. (25:47) The show concludes with a lesson from Dave Ramsey about one of the most commonly misquoted Scriptures regarding wealth and faith. (42:31)Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 13:22, Luke 19:1–10, Luke 21:1–4, Luke 20:45–47, Ecclesiastes 5:19, Proverbs 10:4, Matthew 26:11, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 28:27, 1 Timothy 6:9–10 and Romans 14:12.Luke 14:28, Proverbs 29:18, 1 Peter 2:13–14, 1 Timothy 5:8, 1 Timothy 6:6–8, Proverbs 14:23, Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 18:20, Colossians 3:16, Acts 2:42, Matthew 16:18, Philippians 4:11–13, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Luke 14:28, Luke 6:31, Mark 12:30–31 and Psalm 27:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 03, 2017
Episode 4: Never Underestimate the Fundamentals
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about getting back to basics. Chris opens the show talking about how often we unnecessarily complicate our lives (1:43), and in this episode, he talks to people who are struggling with money. (7:23) Matt isn’t sure how to get his wife to help him with the budget, Katie wonders if she needs to pause her debt snowball, Kayla asks for tips on how to save money, and Cynthia emails in an update on her tithing situation. Afterward, Chris breaks down the fundamentals of finances and relationships. (30:02) The show concludes with a conversation between Chris and pastors of a church that recently paid off more than $5 million dollars in debt. (40:18)Today’s featured Scriptures include Luke 14:28, Proverbs 29:18, 1 Peter 2:13–14, 1 Timothy 5:8, 1 Timothy 6:6–8, Proverbs 14:23, Hebrews 10:25, Matthew 18:20, Colossians 3:16, Acts 2:42, Matthew 16:18, Philippians 4:11–13, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Luke 14:28, Luke 6:31, Mark 12:30–31 and Psalm 27:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 26, 2017
Episode 3: Conquering Social Pressure
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about conquering social pressure. Chris opens the show with a personal story about a time he gave into social pressure and paid the price. (1:51) In this episode, Chris talks to callers who are struggling with overcoming social pressure. (8:01) Jake wonders how to approach his pastor about an unwise financial decision the church is about to make, Britney asks if she should use her entire emergency fund as a down payment on a home, and a financial coach named Dwayne emails to share his clients’ recent success stories. Afterward, Chris teaches how we can overcome social pressure and offers four steps to ensure we’re making wise decisions. (27:00) The show concludes with a conversation between Chris and caller Tiffany, who shares how her life has been transformed since she chose to say no to comparisons. (44:16)Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 12:1–2, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Matthew 6:33, John 17:4, Nehemiah 6:1–3, Romans 12:2, Mark 12:30–31, Proverbs 29:18, Ephesians 5:15, Psalm 32:8, Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 37:23, Ephesians 5:1 and John 10:27.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 2: Leveraging Your Past
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This week’s episode of Life, Money and Hope with Chris Brown is all about leveraging your past to empower your future. Chris opens the show with the story of Joseph and shares a few personal stories from his own childhood. (1:38) In this episode, Chris talks to callers who are struggling with decisions from their past. (7:30) Valerie feels guilty about bringing student loan debt into her new marriage, Jamie asks if she should cash out stocks from a previous employer to pay off a car, Naomi isn’t sure she and her husband should continue to financially support her mother-in-law, and a caller named Chris wants to find a way to earn extra money in retirement. Following these conversations, Chris teaches on how we can leverage our past for a successful future. (24:04) The show wraps with an interview with Matt Plummer, a listener who turned away from addiction and debt and now lives a life of health and financial peace. (39:37)Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 19:17, Luke 9:62, Ecclesiastes 11:2, 1 Timothy 5:8, Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Hebrews 4, Philippians 3:1–14, Isaiah 43:19, Psalm 25:5–7, Genesis 50:19–21, Psalm 77:11–12 and Psalm 103:1–6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 12, 2017
Episode 1: Navigating Worry
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This week’s episode of Chris Brown’s Life, Money and Hope podcast is all about navigating worry. Did you know that more Americans than ever are anxious, depressed and unable to sleep due to stress? (1:22) In this pilot episode of the new podcast, Chris talks to three callers who are struggling with the weight of worry. (7:09) Thomas is concerned about losing money in the stock market, Luke worries his job is taking advantage of him, and Kathy is struggling with recently losing the job she’s had for the last 17 years. Following these conversations, Chris takes a deep dive on how the Bible tells us to navigate worry and anxiety. (27:50) The show wraps with a follow-up call with Jessica, who unexpectedly lost her husband at the start of the year, and Chris reading letters of encouragement written by listeners who were moved by her story. (37:40)Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 6:25, Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 29:11, Jeremiah 1:5, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 2:9, Lamentations 1:20, Psalm 6:2, John 14:2–3, Philippians 4:6, Daniel 10:12, Philippians 4:8, Proverbs 11:25, Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:13 and James 1:27.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 524: Introducing Chris Brown’s Life Money Hope Podcast
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On the final episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris introduces the new show, Chris Brown’s Life Money Hope Podcast, and shares a sneak peek into what listeners can expect as the show transitions to a one-hour format.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 01, 2017
Episode 523: Know Your Intensity
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Dan wonders if it’s time to sell his car. Jaime shares a testimony about tithing. Zach has the opportunity to double his income and quickly pay off his mortgage, but it requires a big family sacrifice. Denise and her husband are trying to decide if they should go back in debt to buy a house and business. Taylor asks if he should pause retirement investing and paying off the mortgage to save for a new baby.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 3:1, Philippians 4:6–7 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 31, 2017
Episode 522: Let’s Be Faithful
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Rebekah asks if it’s okay to go on vacation while she’s in the process of saving her full emergency fund. Niko needs advice on how to pay tuition for paramedic school. Amanda isn’t sure if her family’s land investment should be paid off in Baby Step 2 or Baby Step 6. Laura asks how to know when it’s time to replace a car.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 2:24, Proverbs 21:20, Ecclesiastes 5:18, 1 Timothy 6:17, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and 1 Timothy 5:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 30, 2017
Episode 521: Leverage Your Opportunities to Grow
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Mark asks if a business owner should tithe off their business revenue. Landon and his wife are on Baby Step 2 and considering selling her wedding ring to pay off debt. A listener emails in to ask if it’s safer to use a credit card due to fraud and identity theft. Gary needs help deciding where to invest his extra savings. Jeremy asks if it’s ethical to negotiate medical bills.Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 4, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Matthew 25:14–30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 29, 2017
Episode 520: A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath
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Pam received an inheritance and wonders if she should use it to pay off her home. Doug asks what the benefits are to waiting until full retirement age to take social security. Jonathan needs advice on how to pay for legal counsel without going into debt. Joseph wonders if he needs to diversify his retirement investments. Will asks how to get term insurance when your kids are uninsurable.Today’s featured Scripture is Colossians 4:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 26, 2017
Episode 519: Six Biblical Truths About Giving
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On today's episode of Chris Brown's True Stewardship, Chris teaches on six biblical truths of giving, focusing on things like the heart behind generosity and why God calls us to be generous.Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 4:1–5, Genesis 14:18–20, Hebrews 7, Genesis 35, 1 Samuel 30, Matthew 6:1–2, Mark 12:41–42, John 12:2–4, Matthew 5:23, 2 Corinthians 9:7 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 25, 2017
Episode 518: Don’t Play With Credit Cards
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Chris wants to know if he should pay off the credit card with the highest interest before paying off the ones with 0% interest. Ron emails in to share his idea for getting fewer credit card applications in the mail. Sara asks how to use the envelope system since she gets paid every week. Gill asks if he should short sell his house to get out of his adjustable rate mortgage.Today’s featured Scripture is Ecclesiastes 5:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 24, 2017
Episode 517: Focus on Elimination, Not Consolidation
25:43
Nick needs advice on debt consolidation. Kathy asks if she and her husband should prioritize paying off the mortgage or investing for retirement. Jon doesn’t know how to tell his aging parents that they need to save for the future. Rodriguez wants to know if it’s biblically wrong to pay off debt and invest at the same time.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 5:5, Matthew 5:37, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Proverbs 13:22 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 23, 2017
Episode 516: How Intense Do You Want to Be?
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Stephanie and her husband are trying to pay off debt, but think they might need to move to a bigger apartment. Daniel asks if he should use his tax refund to pay off debt or repair the air conditioner. Ellen asks Chris to explain what Psalm 112:5 means about loaning people money. Barry feels overwhelmed with student loan debt and needs advice on how to stay motivated paying it all off. Cheryl needs advice on how to educate her son on student loan debt.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5 and Psalm 112:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 22, 2017
Episode 515: Set the Lord Before You
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Michelle wonders if she should invest her pension or use it to pay off her house. Lucious needs advice on how to start paying his debts that have already gone to collections. Chris closes the episode with a discussion on Christian clichés.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 16:8, Jeremiah 32:27, Proverbs 16:9, Luke 21 and 1 Corinthians 13:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 19, 2017
Episode 514: Produce a Heart of Gratitude
25:29
Mark wants to buy a house, but he is concerned that his credit score is too low. Jenny asks how she can get her husband to help her with the budget. Lori wants to buy a house in the country but can’t afford to pay for it with cash. Richard asks how he can start paying off his school loans.Today’s featured Scriptures include Deuteronomy 8:17–18 and Galatians 5:7–10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 18, 2017
Episode 513: Do Everything Today to the Glory of God
25:29
Sue asks if she is required to withdraw from her 401(k) when she turns 70 and a half. Eric wonders if he should hire a financial advisor. Lecrecia considers selling her car to eliminate her car payment. Bronson emails in his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 10:31, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 18:21 and Psalm 50.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 17, 2017
Episode 512: Goliath Must Fall (feat. Louie Giglio)
25:23
Louie Giglio, pastor, author, and founder of the Passion movement, joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about his newest book, Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants.Today’s featured Scripture is Psalm 23.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 16, 2017
Episode 511: If It Sounds Shady, It Probably Is
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Matthew asks how to know if a collection agency is legitimate or part of a scam. Shane wants to know if he should sell his cars or pay them off. Anthony has a chance to invest in commercial property but still has consumer debt.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 8:11, Ecclesiastes 5:5, Matthew 5:37 and Ecclesiastes 11:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 15, 2017
Episode 510: Cover Wrongs With Love
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Jerrice wants to know where she should give her tithe while she is between churches. Maurice wonders if he should sell his car even though he owes more than it’s worth. Joseph thinks he might need to diversify his investment portfolio.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 12:18, Malachi 3:10, Proverbs 31:10 and Proverbs 31:25–26.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 12, 2017
Episode 509: You Were Created for Good Works
25:09
Gunnar asks if he should tithe while paying down debt. Boone needs advice on how to handle a medical bill that got sent to collections. Alexis wants to cut up her last credit card but worries she won’t be able to afford any emergencies that pop up.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 6:21, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Luke 16:10 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 11, 2017
Episode 508: Unlock Your Dreams (feat. Philip Wagner)
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Author and pastor Philip Wagner joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to discuss his latest book, Unlock Your Dream: Discover the Adventure You Were Created For.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 10, 2017
Episode 507: Who Can Count the Stars?
25:11
Tara doesn’t understand why she should pay off her mortgage. Marti wonders if she needs life insurance now that she is an empty nester. Tracy needs advice on how she can teach her college sophomore to take responsibility for his life and finances.Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 15:5–6 and Matthew 26:31–32.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 09, 2017
Episode 506: Everyone Should Be Quick to Listen
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Victoria and her husband wonder if they should consolidate all 12 of their student loans. Amber needs help getting out of a timeshare. Jacob isn’t sure how to budget on an irregular income.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:19–20 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 08, 2017
Episode 505: Play the Man (feat. Mark Batterson)
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Author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C., Mark Batterson joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about his latest book, Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be.Today’s featured Scripture is Psalm 68.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 05, 2017
Episode 504: Growing in Grace and Wisdom
25:57
A caller named Chris needs help sorting out an old gym debt with a collections agency. Caleb shares a testimony about paying off debt. Natasha wants to sell one of her family’s rental properties, but they owe more than it’s worth. Mike needs advice on how to get his wife on board with paying off debt. Tracey feels pressure from her family to go back to college, but worries that will hinder her debt snowball.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 3:6, Ecclesiastes 5:5 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 04, 2017
Episode 503: Being Rooted and Established in Love
25:57
Renee asks if she should pay off her car or sell it to accelerate her debt snowball. Shannon shares a testimony about paying off credit card debt. Joe is approaching retirement and unsure what to do about his real estate debt. Natalie’s husband wants to go back to school but they aren’t sure how to pay for it. Amy wants to know how she can get out of a loan she cosigned for 10 years ago.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 3:17–19, Philippians 4:8, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 22:7 and Romans 13:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 03, 2017
Episode 502: Modeling Generosity (feat. Tim Perkins)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by listener and auto dealership owner Tim Perkins to discuss generosity in action. Tim talks about how a mission trip to Africa inspired him to use profits from his company to transform lives across the globe and the ripple effect that decision had within his company.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 6:17–19, Malachi 3 and Proverbs 11:25.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 02, 2017
Episode 501: Don’t Begin Before You Count the Cost
25:20
Lynn needs advice on how to talk to her mom about upcoming wedding expenses. Norris shares a testimony about paying off debt. Glen isn’t sure if he should stay in his location or move closer to his mom. Matthew seeks advice for paying off student loans as quickly as possible. Jeff wonders if the money he is required to contribute to his teacher pension should count toward his 15% retirement savings.Today’s featured Scriptures include Luke 14:28–30 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
May 01, 2017
Episode 500: Let’s Celebrate 500 Episodes
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We’re celebrating 500 episodes today on Chris Brown’s True Stewardship. We’re hearing encouraging and inspiring testimonies from listeners who have used the biblical principles of stewardship to transform their lives and their finances.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 13:12, James 1:2–12, Hebrews 13:7 and Psalm 66:1–5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 28, 2017
Episode 499: Lifer (feat. MercyMe)
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Bart Millard and Robby Shaffer of the award-winning Christian band MercyMe join Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship. They talk about the inspiration behind their latest album as well as some life lessons they picked up after being on the road for more than 20 years.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 27, 2017
Episode 498: Lead Me to the Rock that Is Higher Than I
25:59
Sam wonders if he should donate his broken vehicle to charity or sell it to a junkyard. Libby asks if she should count her Social Security toward her 15% retirement contribution. Megan and her husband are house poor now that they are living on one income. Robyn needs advice on how to encourage her mother to live a more financially sound lifestyle.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 61:1–3, 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 13:12, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Matthew 25:14–30, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 11:25 and Proverbs 12:15.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 26, 2017
Episode 497: An Ever-Present Help in Times of Trouble
25:53
Teresa is transitioning to a new job and has a few questions about her signing bonus. Gene’s son is stuck in an apartment lease even though he’s transferred schools. Debbie needs help encouraging her husband to return to ministry work.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 46:1–2, Luke 14, Proverbs 3:7, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 29:18 and John 3:16.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 25, 2017
Episode 496: Joyful Are Those Who Have God as Their Helper
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Jeff wonders if he should pause his debt snowball to replace his refrigerator. Nick asks if he should tithe at the churches he visits when he’s traveling. Loriann considers debt consolidation. Marlee and her husband don’t see eye-to-eye about the envelope system. Ashton asks how she can be a positive role model to her sons.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 145, Malachi 3:10, Deuteronomy 14:22–23, Malachi 3:8–11, Proverbs 6:5 and Colossians 3:23.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 495: Overflowing With Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit
25:54
Karen wants to know when she should start using her retirement savings. Brian asks for suggestions for raising funds to build a church. Tom wants to know how he can offset his taxes now that he’s close to paying off his mortgage. Ally needs help deciding if she should go back to work if it means paying for child care for her two small children.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 15:13 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 21, 2017
Episode 494: What Mountains Do You Need to Speak to Today?
25:53
Heidi needs advice on how to handle a prepaid debit card she received in the mail for her 12-year-old son. Leah asks if it’s wise to go deeper in mortgage debt for a home in a good school district. Ryan wants help thinking through the pros and cons of a potential job relocation. John asks how to best budget and invest for the future using his significant pay raise. Martin considers using his emergency fund to pay off debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 21:21, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Matthew 25:30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 493: Present Your Requests to God
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Jacob asks how he can help the homeless population in his city without enabling them to remain homeless. Esther needs advice on how to get out of a car lease. Cynthia wonders if she should give her tithe to a local church instead of a local nonprofit. Jake wants to know if he should sell his financed car or return his leased vehicle.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 8:1, Proverbs 19:17, Malachi 3:10, Deuteronomy 14:22, Hebrews 10:25, Psalm 27:4, Philippians 4:6 and Matthew 6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 19, 2017
Episode 492: Let Them Sing Songs of Praise
25:59
Kathy wonders if she should continue to pay for dental insurance. Ken asks where to begin with building a budget. Sarah wants to quit her job but will forfeit some of her pension if she leaves now. Martin and Tonya share their debt-free story.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 5:13, Matthew 25:14–30, Galatians 6:9, James 1:12 and 2 Thessalonians 3:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 18, 2017
Episode 491: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves (feat. Christy Wright)
25:53
Author and speaker Christy Wright joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to discuss her new book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 490: Now to Him Who Is Able (feat. Renee Swope)
25:57
Renee Swope joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about the importance of Christ’s redemption, her recent time of transition, and how to steward our self-doubt and fear of not being good enough.Today’s featured Scriptures include John 14, Ephesians 3:20, Judges 6, Hebrews 10:35–36 and Hebrews 10:39.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 14, 2017
Episode 489: He Bore Our Sins
25:54
Rachel asks if the cell phones are considered a utility bill. Lee needs advice on how to tackle his student loan debt. Tim wants to propose to his girlfriend but wonders if he should talk to her about money first. Steve has a few questions about negotiating with debt collectors.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Peter 2:24, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 11:3, Proverbs 28:6, Proverbs 12:22 and Proverbs 4:25–27.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 488: As Iron Sharpens Iron
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Mike asks how to get a tax bill amended. Jamie wonders if it’s a good idea to pay interest only on her student loans so she can free up money for her debt snowball. Rachel asks how to help her mom and stepfather without financially enabling them. DS wants to know if debt consolidation is a good idea.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 12:26, Psalm 27:17, Proverbs 5:6, 1 Timothy 5:8 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 12, 2017
Episode 487: Let Your Words Be Few
25:55
Joseph asks if he should focus on building his retirement savings instead of paying off his mortgage. Darren needs advice on which of his cars he should sell. Rose asks if she and her husband should purchase a survivor benefit plan in addition to term life insurance. Latasha needs to know what kind of life insurance she needs.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 5:2, Psalm 145:18, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, 1 Timothy 5:8 and Proverbs 13:22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 11, 2017
Episode 486: I Will Cause You to Rise and Triumph
25:52
Molly asks if she should keep her business and personal finances separate. Gary wants to know if he should put his retirement investing on hold to pay down his debt. Nicole wonders if she should stockpile savings in case she loses her second job. John asks if he needs a bigger emergency fund since his second job depends on having a reliable car. Samantha asks what happens to the money in an ESA or 529 if her kids decide not to go to college.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 2:4–5, Isaiah 58:13–14, Colossians 3:2, Psalm 83:18 and Ephesians 3:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 485: Spur One Another on Toward Love
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Caleb needs advice on how to handle a job offer that pays in stock and equity. Larry shares his debt-free testimony. Faith doesn’t know how to begin paying off her $125,000 student loan bill. Freddy and his wife have been married for eleven years, but still struggle to communicate about money.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 10:24–25, Proverbs 27:17, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 15:1 and Isaiah 41:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 07, 2017
Episode 484: The Case for Christ (feat. Lee Strobel)
25:48
Author Lee Strobel joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about the upcoming release of The Case for Christ, a movie based on his book of the same title. Lee shares how he converted from atheism to Christianity after investigating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ—and how it transformed not only his life, but the life of his entire family.Today’s featured Scriptures include John 1:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3 and Ezekiel 36:26.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 06, 2017
Episode 483: What Does It Mean to Have Margin?
25:54
Pam asks if she should sell her home. Josh shares his testimony. Jacob asks how to budget for chronic health issues. Tim doesn’t want to use credit cards, but his company uses them to cover business expenses. Vicky asks if she should reduce her giving so she can pay off her mortgage faster.Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 43:2, John 10:10, Matthew 6:19–21, 1 Timothy 4:14–15, Proverbs 22:7 and Romans 13:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 05, 2017
Episode 482: Don’t Underestimate How It Feels to be Debt-Free
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Megan worries her daughter won’t be eligible for as many college scholarships if they set up an ESA in her name. Paul asks where buying land falls in the Baby Steps. Lizet wonders if she should sell her car to get out of debt. Johnna needs advice on how to budget for a new home.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 04, 2017
Episode 481: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College (feat. Anthony ONeal)
25:56
Author and speaker Anthony ONeal joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to discuss his new book, The Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hosea 4:6, Titus 3:14, Luke 16:10, James 3:2 and Proverbs 28:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 480: Money Is Intended to Be a Tool, Not a Weapon
25:56
Deborah asks if she should use her savings to pay off her mortgage. Taylor and his wife want to save for a down payment on a home, but have $130,000 in student loan debt. Stephanie needs advice on how to combine finances with her husband.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 12:1 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 31, 2017
Episode 479: Fear Doesn’t Get a Vote
26:17
Daniel asks if he should invest in a 401(k) or Roth IRA. Raejean isn’t sure what to do about a medical bill that has been turned over to collections. Miriam asks what Chris thinks about USDA mortgage loans. Dontae wants advice on how to talk to his wife about combining their finances.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 27:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2 and Ephesians 4:29.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 30, 2017
Episode 478: Put Your Shoes On
25:58
On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris teaches on the subject of tithing. Why do only 12% of evangelical Christians tithe? And what does it really mean to give our first fruits to the Lord? In this episode, Chris answers these questions and more.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 23:23, Malachi 3:8–11, Deuteronomy 14:22–23, Deuteronomy 14:28, 1 Samuel 15:22, Deuteronomy 18:4 and Ephesians 6:15.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 477: His Ways Are Not Our Ways
25:55
Karl came into some extra money and needs advice on what to do with it. Joseph asks if there is ever a time when it’s better to pay off the mortgage before paying off non-mortgage debt. Jessicca asks if she should tithe off the social security benefits she and her children are receiving from her husband’s passing.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 15:58, Colossians 3:23, Matthew 3:23 and Galatians 6:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 28, 2017
Episode 476: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray (feat. Adam Weber)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris interviews pastor and author Adam Weber about his new book, Talking With God: What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Pray.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 27, 2017
Episode 475: Our Words Can Bring Life or Death
26:04
Colton wants to know more about the Baby Steps and how he can start paying off his $43,000 in student loans. Julio sends in his testimony. Dee asks about whole life insurance. Chad needs help choosing between two job offers.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 18:21, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28 and 1 Corinthians 10:31.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 24, 2017
Episode 474: Rejoicing When It Isn’t Easy
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Veronica recently inherited a few major assets and needs to know if she needs a will or trust. Julia is graduating medical school with $340,000 in student loans, but wants to buy a home. Terry asks if Christians should tithe on capital gains. Rachel shares an idea for an upcoming episode. Armani won $15,000 at work and wants advice on what he should do with it.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 5:3–4, Proverbs 6:5, 2 Chronicles 15:7, Proverbs 21:5, Deuteronomy 30:19, Proverbs 3:9–10 and Matthew 25:14–30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 23, 2017
Episode 473: Pursuing What You Love (feat. Christy Wright)
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Christy Wright, author, speaker and founder of Business Boutique, joins Chris on today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship. She shares the story of how Business Boutique began and what an attendee can expect when they come to an event. She also talks about her new book and gives some practical tips on how husbands can support their wives who are trying to balance a family and small business.Today’s featured Scripture is Matthew 17:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 22, 2017
Episode 472: Your Biggest Wealth-Building Tool
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Chris wonders if he and his wife need short or long-term liability insurance. Jane has a few questions about a few loans she took out against her retirement account. Because Christian and his wife are self-employed, they are nervous about using their savings to pay off their non-mortgage debt. Daniel asks if he should transfer his credit card balances to another card to avoid interest charges.Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:6, 1 Timothy 5:8, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 6:5, Romans 13:7 and 1 Timothy 6:9–10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 21, 2017
Episode 471: He Richly Provides All Things to Enjoy
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Matt asks if he should go ahead and convert his simple IRA into a Roth IRA. Christina isn’t sure if she should pay to repair her car or purchase a new one. Tonya asks if she should refinance her home for a 15-year mortgage or just keep paying on the principal. Keirus wants to know some good interview questions she can ask a potential employer. Elizabeth recently lost her job and isn’t sure what to do with her retirement funds.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 John 14:21, Proverbs 13:22 and Deuteronomy 8:17–18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 20, 2017
Episode 470: Margin Gives You Options
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Alan asks how to talk about money and budgeting with his new fiancée. Neil wants to get his finances in order but isn’t sure where to start. Dan wonders if he should withdraw money from his retirement account to pay off his primary home and rental property.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 68, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 17, 2017
Episode 469: Your Income Is Your Biggest Wealth-Building Tool
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Darryl asks if he should prioritize paying off his mortgage or investing for retirement. Pamela has a few questions about an old pension plan. Josh is overwhelmed and needs a plan for paying off all his consumer debt. An anonymous listener emails Chris to ask for prayer.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 John 3:18, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and 1 Corinthians 2:9.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 468: See That the Lord Is Good
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Krishna wants to know what she needs to consider when she starts looking for a financial planner. Andrew asks if he should continue tithing while he’s working through the Baby Steps. Gigi wonders if she should keep attending Financial Peace University when her husband won’t go with her. Duane shares his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 34:8 and Malachi 3:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 15, 2017
Episode 467: The Seven Money Types (feat. Tommy Brown)
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Pastor, scholar and author Tommy Brown joins Chris for today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about his upcoming book, The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money.Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 13:22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 14, 2017
Episode 466: All the Little Decisions Add Up
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Glen asks if he should pay the full amount he owes on his student loans or the settlement amount. Jennifer wonders where she can invest outside of standard investment instruments like a 401(k) and IRA. Gary calls for investment advice. Jamie Lynn wants to pay off her student loans but is worried about only keeping $1,000 in savings.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 12:18, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Matthew 25:14–30 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 465: When Debt Distracts You From Loving Well
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Chance considers financing an engagement ring. Katie asks if she should sell her house to pay off her student loans. Mike wonders if he should cash out his pension and donate the money to his church. Sebastian’s wife wants to stay home but knows it would prolong their debt snowball. Laura shares her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 10:23, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:5, Romans 13:8, Matthew 6:21 and James 1:22–25.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 10, 2017
Episode 464: What Should You Do With Extra Money?
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, we’re talking all about what to do with extra money! Belva asks if she should roll leftover money from one category into savings or into next month’s budget. Chad is receiving a lump sum and isn’t sure if he should apply it to debt or put it in savings. Melanie wonders if she should stockpile extra money to prepare for her upcoming job transition or apply it to debt. John shares his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 19:7, 1 Timothy 5:8 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 09, 2017
Episode 463: Are Your Words Building Up Others?
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Tyler asks if the 25% housing rule includes the cost of utilities. Stephanie doesn’t know if she should invest her retirement money in the market. Sara asks if she should sell the house to pay off consumer debt. Margie asks about a conforming conventional loan. John’s wife wants to take out a reverse mortgage on their home.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 4:29, Zechariah 4:10 and Ecclesiastes 11:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 462: Between Heaven and the Real World (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris talks with Steven Curtis Chapman about his new book, Between Heaven and the Real World. Steven discusses the heartbeat of the book and shares some advice on marriage and living the life God calls you to live.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 07, 2017
Episode 461: Material Things Are Only Temporary
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Jake needs advice on dealing with debt collectors for a medical bill. Marisa asks what she should do with the money she’s receiving from her whole life policy. Bill asks if he should apply his severance package toward debt. Sam doesn’t understand why he should buy a car when leasing it appears to be cheaper.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 7:9, Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 28:6, Ecclesiastes 5:15, 1 Timothy 6:7 and Job 1:21.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 460: To Everyone Who Knocks, the Door Will Be Opened
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Hope calls in to share her testimony—and an update on her family’s story since she last called into the show! Joe asks how to know when it’s time to change jobs. Abigail asks about cash-flowing a vacation before finishing Baby Step 3. Matt needs advice on paying off debt since his fiancée is bringing $65,000 in student loans into their marriage. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 7:8, Romans 14:19. 1 Timothy 5:8, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Proverbs 12:15 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 03, 2017
Episode 459: The World Says We Can’t Have Contentment
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Charity considers buying a home before paying off her car and student loans. Kenny feels like he can’t complete Baby Step 1 because he is always being hit with medical bills and other expenses. David owes more than $900,000 in debt and doesn’t know where to begin with paying it all off.Today’s featured Scriptures include Galatians 6:9, Philippians 4:11–12 and Proverbs 12:15.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 02, 2017
Episode 458: May the Power of Christ Rest on You
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Janice asks about consolidating student loans. Joe and his wife aren’t sure if they should focus on paying off their house or saving for their daughter’s college expenses. Chadrisse isn’t sure what to do about her son’s best friend who can’t find a job and is now asking her for money.Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 12:9, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, James 1:22, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 12:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:10 and Malachi 3:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Mar 01, 2017
Episode 457: Be Still and Know He Is God
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Tracy wants to cancel her homeowner’s insurance now that her house is paid off. Blake asks if he can keep some of his emergency fund in an HSA for medical expenses. Eric needs a plan to start paying off his debt. Heidi asks how much she needs to save for retirement.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 46:10, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 25:14–30 and John 3:16.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 28, 2017
Episode 456: Suddenly Jesus Met Them
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Sue wonders if she should aggressively pay off her house if she and her husband plan to downsize in a few years. Rosemary asks where paying off a home equity loan falls in the Baby Steps. Aisha wants advice on how to handle paying off a government debt. Beth isn’t sure if she and her husband should replace the car that their teenage daughter wrecked.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 28:8, Proverbs 12:15, Luke 16:10 and Isaiah 40:31.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 455: The Funny Thing About Discipline
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Ryan asks if he should pay off his house since it isn’t his forever home. Caleb shares his testimony about losing weight and paying off debt. LaTonya shares her testimony about paying off her debt—including her house. Patrick needs advice on how to get his wife to take Financial Peace University with him. Sue-Lin emails in to share her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 John 4:7 and Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 24, 2017
Episode 454: Meditating on God’s Word
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Alyssa asks if she should lower her 401(k) contributions so she can pay off her mortgage faster. A listener emails in to ask how she should talk to her parents about their plans for retirement. Bernardo wants advice on how much he should keep in his emergency fund. Lynn isn’t sure how to get her fiancée on board with paying off debt before they get married.Today’s featured Scriptures include Joshua 1:8, Proverbs 11:25, Luke 16:10 and Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 23, 2017
Episode 453: Divine Direction (feat. Craig Groeschel)
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Pastor and author Craig Groeschel joins today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship to talk about his latest book Divine Direction: 7 Surprisingly Small Decisions that Will Change Your Life. Craig shares how the small decisions add up to big life change, talks about the importance of serving others and explains the three types of friends we all need in order to reach our God-given potential. Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 3. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 22, 2017
Episode 452: The Lord Will Be King Over the Whole Earth
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Blain is graduating without school loans and would like advice on how to avoid debt in his adult life. Ocea asks if she and her husband should pull from their retirement savings to purchase a rental property. Marie wonders if she should purchase a lot of land beside her daughter.Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:6–7, Zechariah 14:9, Psalm 69:31–32, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 29:18, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 21, 2017
Episode 451: May the God of Hope Fill You With Joy
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Homero wants advice on paying off his mortgage early. Ryan is concerned his savings won’t cover his self-employment taxes. Anne isn’t sure what to tell her children who refuse to pay their self-employment taxes. Jerry wants help deciding what to do with his yearly savings. Leslie shares her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 15:13, Matthew 22:17–21, Proverbs 21:5, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Ephesians 4:2, Peter 4:8 and Proverbs 10:12.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 450: No Matter What Happens, God Is Still God
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Jason wonders if he should buy real estate to diversify his investment portfolio. Angelise and her husband don’t think they can afford to pay their daughter’s college tuition anymore but don’t want to make her switch schools. Carol discovered she can’t roll her company pension into a new investment vehicle and isn’t sure where to go from here. Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 6:19, Proverbs 26:11 and Ecclesiastes 11:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 17, 2017
Episode 449: It’s Okay to Save and Spend
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Aaron asks if he should save for the future or enjoy the present. Steve wants to change careers but isn’t sure where to start. Danny shares his testimony and asks how to prioritize his debt snowball payments.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 3:5–6, Proverbs 21:20 and Galatians 6:9.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 16, 2017
Episode 448: Let Us Run With Perseverance
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Tyler and his wife aren’t sure what to do with an inheritance they recently received. Kyle asks what he should do after he finishes paying off his debt. Catherine needs advice on paying off her student loans. Angel calls in with a real estate question for a friend. Patrick is afraid he’s not prepared for retirement. Janet opened up a credit card for her sister to use, but now it’s backfiring.>br>Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 12:33, Hebrews 12:1, Proverbs 6:8, Philippians 1:6 and Proverbs 17:18Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 447: To Do What Is Right Is More Acceptable Than Sacrifice
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Jennifer asks if she should buy long-term care insurance. Cynthia wonders if she should hold onto a timeshare. Patricia asks what will happen to the money in her bank account when she dies. Aaron wants to know if he should include debts that are already written off in his debt snowball. James considers selling his car to get out of debt more quickly.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 13:1–7, Proverbs 11:3 and Proverbs 21:3.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 14, 2017
Episode 446: God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear
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Katrina received a summons in the mail and doesn’t know what to do next. Jessica asks about selling her car to get out of debt more quickly. Joe needs advice on selling his home. Jason asks if he should pay off his small debts before saving his $1,000 starter emergency fund.Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 43:18–19, John 1:12, 2 Timothy 1:7, Deuteronomy 31:6, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 13:22, John 3:16 and Psalm 50:10–12.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 445: Rest Assured, God Has Your Back
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Kyle asks if he should start investing before he pays off his consumer debt. Robert asks if he should start saving in his 401(k) since it will take him more than two years to pay off his debt. Kasey is on Baby Step 2 but needs to repair the roof on her home. Tana asks if she should sell her car or trade it in. Stephen wonders if he should save cash to buy a home or take out a mortgage.Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:19, Proverbs 21:20, Romans 13:8, Hebrews 12:11 and Proverbs 6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 10, 2017
Episode 444: The Lord Is the Defense of My Life
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Mark isn’t sure what to do with a recent monetary gift from his in-laws. Michael has an opportunity to get life insurance through his work, but isn’t sure if it’s a good idea. Katharine asks if she needs to roll her annuities into an IRA. Kevin recently lost his wife and needs help getting his finances in order.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 27:1, James 1:17, Psalm 34:18 and Isaiah 41:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 09, 2017
Episode 443: How Can You Steward Your Story?
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Rachel wants to know how she can get out of her car loan. Benjamin wants to go back to school but is worried he can’t cash-flow it. Sybil and her husband are recently married but haven’t combined bank accounts. Michael asks if he should save a larger emergency fund in case he loses his job or becomes disabled.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 7:24–27, Hebrews 12:11, Proverbs 6:6–8, Mark 10:7–8 and Romans 12:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 08, 2017
Episode 442: Give Him the Praise He Deserves
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America asks whether or not her fiancé should sell his second home. Jason shares his testimony. Dave wants to purchase a new home but is conflicted on whether or not he should take on a mortgage. Lena asks how to travel safely without a credit card. Today’s featured Scripture is Psalm 33:20–22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 441: Bragging on God in the Middle of the Storm
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Alan needs help dealing with his insurance company about a wreck his wife and daughters were in recently. Abram asks if he should pull from his investments to pay down his mortgage. Robert is stuck as a guarantor on his ex-wife’s mortgage. Danielle shares her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 8:1, Luke 6:31 and Psalm 18:30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 06, 2017
Episode 440: Let the Weary Take Heart
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Nathan asks if he should apply for a whole life insurance policy. Sam is about to close on a house but isn’t sure now is the best time to take on home ownership. Joanne is on Baby Step 2 and owes more on her car than it’s worth.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 11:28–29, Proverbs 12:24, Mark 4:24, Proverbs 6:5, Matthew 25:14–30, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 03, 2017
Episode 439: God Comforts Us so We Can Comfort Others
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Kathleen asks if debt consolidation is a good idea. Al wonders if he should prioritize saving for retirement or paying off the house. Marian can’t seem to get her debt snowball started.Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 1:3–4, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and Proverbs 13:4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 02, 2017
Episode 438: His Love Already Overcame
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Kurt asks if he should save for retirement or focus on paying off his mortgage. Jennifer shares her testimony. Bonnie wonders if she should pause her debt snowball to save up for a new car. Erica needs advice on paying off her master’s degree.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 4:2, James 1:2–12, Proverbs 6:5 and Hebrews 12:1–2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Feb 01, 2017
Episode 437: Drama Is a Choice
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Danielle asks if it’s okay to use credit cards to get cash back. Laura needs help deciding whether she and her husband should keep their rental property. Bonnie shares her testimony. Carrie and her husband aren’t sure how to get out of a rental property they might be inheriting.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 61:2, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:5 and John 13:34–35.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 31, 2017
Episode 436: Let Us Purify Ourselves
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Terry feels like he’s being bullied by creditors. Len and his wife want to buy a home, but they aren’t sure if they’re financially ready. Amy shares her testimony. A listener doesn’t know how much to save in his emergency fund. April’s parents expect her to take care of them when they can no longer workToday’s featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 7:1, Proverbs 6:5, Romans 4:17, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 30, 2017
Episode 435: Choose to Listen to Truth
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Kenyatta asks if they should pay off the car before saving for a down payment on a home. Megan has a question about the accrued interest on her husband’s student loans. Patrick and his wife aren’t seeing eye-to-eye on their finances and it’s negatively affecting their marriage.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 3:5–6, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Ephesians 5:21–33 and Proverbs 29:18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 27, 2017
Episode 434: When You Walk Through the Fire
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Bill asks if it’s a good idea to play the lottery. Randy wants to pay off his real estate properties but isn’t sure which to tackle first. Tammy cosigned for her children’s school loans and now they aren’t paying. Michael wants to know if he should pause his retirement savings so he can save up and pay for a house in cash.Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 43:2, 1 Timothy 6:9–10, Matthew 25:14–30 and Proverbs 17:18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 26, 2017
Episode 433: When You See Your Faith Come Alive
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Thomas and his wife set aside some money for their children but wonder if they should use it for their emergency fund instead. Roland wants to know which debts he should pay off first. Allen asks how to help a family member, who is chronically in need, without enabling their bad financial decisions. Jenni’s teenage son wants to know where he can invest $500.Today’s featured Scriptures include Joshua 1:9 and the book of Proverbs.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 432: Through the Lord’s Love We Are Not Consumed
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Chris asks what he should do with his extra savings. Gibson wonders if he should use his retirement savings to pay off his mortgage. Lisa and her husband want to relocate, but moving away means they won’t be able to take care of their aging parents. An anonymous listener shares their testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Lamentations 3:22–23, 1 Timothy 5:8 and James 1:27.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 24, 2017
Episode 431: If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Do It
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Kayleen asks how to close a credit card. Kevin shares his testimony. Andrew asks if he should open an IRA or invest his retirement money strictly with his company’s 401(k). Reggie needs advice on his financial situation. Laura asks how she can responsibly transition her tithe from an old church to a new church.Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 3:13, Proverbs 13:22, Matthew 25:14–30 and Luke 6:31.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 430: The Lord Is Pleased When We Do What Is Right
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Devon wants to know if he should pay off debt before saving for a house. Duwayne doesn’t know if he should focus on saving for retirement or paying off his mortgage. Cathy asks how to remove a past due charge from her son’s credit report. Steve wonders if he should increase his emergency fund.br>Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 21:3, Proverbs 21:20, Luke 14:28, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:31, and Romans 8:32.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 20, 2017
Episode 429: God Moves Mountains
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Randy asks if he should tithe on an inheritance. A listener asks if they should split their retirement investments between a 401k and a Roth 401(k). Martell asks how her daughter can rent an apartment without a credit score. Marie wants to buy a home but owes money to the IRS.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 17:20, Proverbs 13:22, and Matthew 6:21.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 428: Faithful Stewards Are Not Controlled by Fear
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Payton wants to know how they should budget their salary increase. Wayne asks if it’s wise to rent for seven years so he can afford to pay cash for a house. Justin wonders if he should visit family across the country while he’s attacking his consumer debt. Fred asks if it’s easier to make, save or invest money. Ryan wants to know if he should use mutual fund savings to pay off his loans. Josh wonders how he can talk to his boss about running the business debt-free.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, 1 Corinthians 4:2, 2 Timothy 1:7, John 15:4 and Proverbs 3:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 18, 2017
Episode 427: God Is Not Finished Working in Your Life
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Scott needs advice on paying off his student loans from law school. Janet recently received custody of her young grandchildren and needs help figuring out how to financially support them. John asks if he should refinance his home to get a lower interest rate. Suzanne shares her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:3–4, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:5, Philippians 4:8 and 2 Corinthians 12:7–10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 17, 2017
Episode 426: God Honors the Diligent
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Edwin asks if he should take on more school loans to increase his earning potential. Darren wonders if his car is a money pit. Megan doesn’t feel like she can trust her husband with the family finances after he drained their retirement accounts during a drug addiction.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, Galatians 5:22–23, Proverbs 22:7, Psalm 119:11, Proverbs 13:4, Mark 2:17, Luke 7:36–48 and Proverbs 3:6.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 16, 2017
Episode 425: It’s a Season to Rise (feat. Danny Gokey)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by singer-songwriter and recent Dove Award winner Danny Gokey. Danny talks about his upcoming album and the events that led him to his current musical career. He also talks about the tragedy of losing his first wife as well as the ministry he founded in her honor. Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 60:1 and Romans 15:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 13, 2017
Episode 424: We Worship the Provider by Managing the Provision
25:57
Jonathan asks if he should sell his truck or pay it off. David wants to know how long it should take him to pay off his debt. Anna is overwhelmed with $800,000 in debt. Stephen wonders if he should buy his next home in cash or get a mortgage instead. Today’s featured Scriptures include John 5:6, Colossians 3:23 and Mark 9:23.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 12, 2017
Episode 423: We Are His Workmanship
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Liz wants advice on how she should use her tax return. Jenny isn’t sure if she and her husband need long-term care insurance yet. Lisa’s husband insisted on buying her a diamond ring, but he used a credit card to purchase it. Steve doesn’t know what to do with his whole life insurance policy.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 5:1–2, Ephesians 2:4, 2 Corinthians 5:21 and Galatians 2:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 11, 2017
Episode 422: What Does God Want for You?
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Rudy asks if he should get rid of his car to pay off his debt faster. Chris answers a question on Twitter about paying taxes. Cynthia bought a house in cash but was turned down for a hardware store credit card. Cortney needs advice on how to deal with family members asking to borrow money.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and 2 Corinthians 9:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 10, 2017
Episode 421: He’s Making a Way in the Wilderness
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Donnie needs help putting together a will. Brian has a few questions about what to do with his corporate stock shares now that his company has been acquired. Jenny recently found out her husband’s job will provide a work truck, but it’s not as good of a deal as it seems. Rafael doesn’t know how to talk to his wife about their finances.Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 43:18–19 and 1 Timothy 5:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 09, 2017
Episode 420: Search Me and Know My Heart
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Alexa doesn’t know if she should sell her car or pay it off. John shares his testimony. Oliver asks if he should use the profits from the sale of property to pay down his primary mortgage or jumpstart his retirement savings. Kevin needs advice on how to handle a mold issue in his home.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 139:23–24, Proverbs 17:22, Psalm 37:27–29 and Philippians 4:6–7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 06, 2017
Episode 419: We Know the Love of God
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Todd wants advice on real estate investing. Karen asks if she should roll her pension into an IRA or use it to pay off her consumer debt. Lynn wants to get solar panels, but he would have to borrow money to do it. Christian asks if he should begin investing for retirement or saving for a home.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 8:38–39 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 05, 2017
Episode 418: Whatever You Do, Do It All in the Name of the Lord
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Susie asks if she should invest in bonds. Beth wants to know how to rent a car without a credit card. May doesn’t know how to approach her son about his bad habits. A listener emails in to share a testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 3:17, Deuteronomy 30:19, John 10:10 and Matthew 25:21–22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 04, 2017
Episode 417: With My God, I Can Scale a Wall
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Nina needs advice on how to handle paying off an old debt. Millicent wants to know what to do with the profits she earned from the sale of her home. Sam wonders if he and his wife should sell their fixer-upper home so they can be debt-free.Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Samuel 22:30, Matthew 7:12 and Proverbs 21:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 03, 2017
Episode 416: A Righteous Man Walks in Integrity
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Kevin asks if he should put his extra money in his son’s college fund or use it to pay down the mortgage. Jerid and his wife don’t agree about the purchase of a new home. Deontray wants to know if he should consolidate his debt to improve his credit score. Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 3:13–14, Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 20:7, Proverbs 22:1 and 1 Chronicles 29:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jan 02, 2017
Episode 415: If We Are Faithful, He Will Lift Us Up
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Rio asks how to talk to his parents about their debt. Hana wants to know if she should continue tithing while she pays off her debt. Charli emails in her testimony. Catherine and her husband aren’t sure what to do about a tenant that won’t pay rent.Today’s featured Scriptures include Lamentations 3:22–23, Proverbs 29:18, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Matthew 6:21, 2 Corinthians 9:6–7 and Ephesians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 30, 2016
Episode 414: God Has Given Us Power, Love and Self-Discipline
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Jake asks if he should continue to rent or save to purchase a home. Claudia wonders if she should borrow against her home to purchase an investment property. Sandy asks if she needs to catch up on late bills before saving her starter emergency fund. Charlene shares her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Timothy 1:7, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and Ephesians 4:29.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 29, 2016
Episode 413: Throw Off Everything That Hinders
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William asks if he can take his new car back to the dealership. Donna has a few questions about emergency funds and money market accounts. Nathan needs advice on how to start paying off his consumer debt. Kim asks how much money she needs to have in the bank to be approved for a mortgage.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 12:1, Romans 8:1, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 29:18 and Luke 14:28.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 28, 2016
Episode 412: How Do You Know When You’re a Disciple of Christ?
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Don is half a million dollars in debt and doesn’t know how to start paying it off. Rachel isn’t sure how to approach the women in her small group about their bad language. Ashley shares her testimony. John is torn between keeping a full-time job to pay the bills and getting a part-time job he enjoys. Benedict isn’t sure how much he should spend on groceries.Today’s featured Scriptures include John 8:31, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Philippians 4:8, Luke 6:35, Ephesians 4:29, Romans 12:21 and Matthew 25:14–30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 27, 2016
Episode 411: Luxury Is Not Fitting for a Fool
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Bethany wonders if she should sell her car at a loss or continue trying to pay it off. Derek needs help figuring out how to handle his mother’s finances. Tara asks if she should save her full emergency fund before paying off her debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 3:20–21, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 19:10, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 26, 2016
Episode 410: The Why Behind Chris Brown’s True Stewardship
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On today’s episode, Chris explains the why behind Chris Brown’s True Stewardship. He shares the vision behind the broadcast as well as his personal testimony and passion for all things stewardship.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 29:18, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 21:20 and Proverbs 13:22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 23, 2016
Episode 409: How Can You Turn Today Into an Opportunity to Serve?
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Lisa asks how much money she needs to set aside for taxes. Milan wants to know if Chris will share his best marathon times. Matthew isn’t sure if he should refinance his mortgage. Ken asks how he can rebuild his finances after a divorce.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 4:9–10, Lamentations 3:22–23 and 1 Timothy 1:15–17. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 22, 2016
Episode 408: God Opposes the Proud
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Ryan was recently served a summon and isn’t sure what he should do next. Chris considers opening a line of credit to expand his business. Matthew asks if he should sell his house and move into his rental.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 4:6, Matthew 5:37 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 407: Dedicate Yourself Fully to Everything You Do
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Gary calls in to share his testimony. Sarah wonders if it’s the right time for her to change careers. Jordan wants advice on what his financial goals should be after he saves for his emergency fund since he is single and doesn’t own a home.Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 8:7, Colossians 3:23, Luke 12:48, Galatians 6:4, Matthew 25:14–30 and 1 Timothy 5:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 20, 2016
Episode 406: What’s the Big Deal About the Baby in the Manger? (feat. Max Lucado)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by Max Lucado, preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and best-selling author. He talks about his latest book, Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here, and shares some of the ways Christians can minister to others during the Christmas season.Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 11:25.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 19, 2016
Episode 405: There Is Excellence in the Ordinary
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Christy asks if she should financially support her nephew even though he’s making poor life choices. Jacob and his wife want to start the Baby Steps but want to know how long it will take them to get out of debt. Lindsay shares a moving testimony about how budgeting allowed her family to handle an unexpected medical crisis.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 18:21, Matthew 15:18 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 16, 2016
Episode 404: Stewardship as a Privilege, Responsibility and Reward
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris teaches on the three consequences of stewardship. When we choose to manage God’s blessings God’s way for God’s glory, we recognize that we are being given a privilege, a responsibility and a reward. He also talks about how the attitude you choose can determine how well you steward your life.Today’s featured Scriptures include Deuteronomy 10:14, Leviticus 25:23, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Psalm 50:23, Genesis 1:28, Luke 12:48, Luke 16:10, 2 Corinthians 9:6–8, Luke 6:38, 1 Corinthians 10:31 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 15, 2016
Episode 403: Take Every Thought Captive to Obey Christ
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Johnny wants to know if it’s wise to invest in bonds. Kevin needs help convincing his children to save for a home instead of borrowing from their 401(k) accounts. Johnathan asks for budget advice.Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 10:4–5, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 13:22 and Matthew 6:21.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 14, 2016
Episode 402: God Gave You This Day, so Rejoice!
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Mariah doesn’t know which of her credit cards she needs to pay off first. Yesenia shares her testimony. Jim asks if he should focus on saving more for retirement or paying off his primary mortgage. Joseph needs advice on what to do with his investment property. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 118:24, 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 6:5 and Proverbs 6:1.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 13, 2016
Episode 401: A Great Place to Go When You Need Money
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Raymond asks if he should pause his debt snowball so he can cash flow a few home improvement projects. Ada and her husband disagree on whether they should use their savings to take an international vacation. Melanie asks if now is the right time to start a business. Lisa shares her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 16:5–8, Luke 14:28–29, Psalm 128:2, Luke 12:15 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 400: Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
25:59
Wanda and her husband disagree on whether they need cancer insurance. Ronald asks if it’s a good idea to invest in gold. Antonio needs advice on where he should take his career and how to earn more money.Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 11:2 and Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 09, 2016
Episode 399: God’s Word is Alive and Active
25:53
Lisa wants investing advice. Dawn needs to know how to get out of her whole life insurance policy. Anisha wonders if she and her husband can afford to purchase a home next year. Lauren wants to know how she can save for retirement.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 11:25 and Proverbs 8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 08, 2016
Episode 398: No Discipline Seems Pleasant at the Time
25:49
Karen wants to know how she can repair her damaged credit score. Johanna and her husband ask if they should use their savings to pay off their mortgage. Jeremy needs a plan to start paying off his $150,000 in debt.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Peter 2:12 and Hebrews 12:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283
Dec 07, 2016
Episode 397: Give Me Only What I Need Today
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris talks about Proverbs 30. He discusses what it means to be rich, the power of contentment, and how comparing ourselves to others can lead us to pursue material things more than we pursue God.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 30, Ecclesiastes 5:10–12, Mark 10:24–27 and Matthew 25:14–30.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 06, 2016
Episode 396: Leave Your Heart Open to Him
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Jeff asks if he should refinance his house before he finishes Baby Step 3. Kristine needs advice on the best way to pay off her car loan. Angelina wants input on her family’s budget. Mindy and her family are moving and don’t feel like they will ever be able to afford to purchase a home in the new location.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Mark 10:17–22 and Proverbs 19:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 395: Do Nothing Out of Selfish Ambition
25:49
Shelby is upside down on her car and doesn’t know if she should pay it off or sell it. Corinne wants advice on how to stay gazelle intense when people tell her she has changed. Art asks if he should sell his house or continue aggressively paying it off.Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 2:3–4, Proverbs 6:5, Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 11:25, Galatians 6:9, 1 Corinthians 4:2 and Luke 12:48.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 02, 2016
Episode 394: Bring a Heart of Wisdom
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Ronisha asks how she and her husband can keep their hearts in check as they build wealth. Josh wants to know how to start investing long-term. Craig needs advice on how to speed up Baby Step 3. Stacy wants to know the best way to tithe from her business. Corey works for a car company that provides a company lease benefit, but isn’t sure if he should take the offer.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 90:12, Psalm 128:2, Galatians 6:9, Matthew 10:16, Luke 14:28 and Luke 6:45. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Dec 01, 2016
Episode 393: Let’s Talk About Success (feat. Dave Martin)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by inspirational speaker and author Dave Martin to discuss success. Dave explains what success means to him as a steward and a Christ follower, and he offers words of encouragement to listeners who may be going through a rough season. Dave also shares some of the traits of successful people. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 25:14–30, John 16:33, Proverbs 1 and Proverbs 4. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 392: Just Keep Going and Don’t Give Up
25:57
Danny asks if he should keep his rental property or sell it to pay off his primary home. Chris shares the story of an anonymous caller who doesn’t know how long she can keep encouraging her husband to pursue entrepreneurship. JD needs advice on dealing with an aging grandparent. Susan emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Colossians 3:14, Proverbs 15:1–5, 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 and Job 12:13. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 29, 2016
Episode 391: You Change Your Life by Changing Your Heart
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Haley doesn’t know if she should keep her rental property while she still owes a mortgage on her primary home. Cindy needs advice on what to do with $12,000 she is about to receive from her ex-husband. EJ emails in to share his testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 51:10, Philippians 4:7–8, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Jeremiah 29:11 and Mark 5:19.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 390: Lord, Give Us a Deposit of Faith
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Justin asks if he should pay off his car loan or save up to prepare for a career change. Teddy wants to know if he should buy an additional warranty when he purchases a new car. Dan asks if there are consequences to applying for a mortgage without having his wife’s name on the loan. Lee needs encouragement to continue tithing when he’s struggling to make ends meet.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, Deuteronomy 15:10, Proverbs 21:26 and Proverbs 11:24–25.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 25, 2016
Episode 389: Contentment Is a Condition of the Heart
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris teaches about contentment and gratitude. He discusses how social media can lead to living a life of comparisons, the difference between happiness and joy, and shares a few key characteristics of truly joyful people.Today’s featured Scriptures include John 21, 1 Timothy 6:6, Philippians 4:4, Psalm 24:1, Ephesians 4:32, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:18 and Proverbs 17:22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 24, 2016
Episode 388: Offer Prayers of Thanksgiving to God
25:47
David asks if he needs an LLC for his side business. Jenny and her husband wonder if they should sell their rental property. Allison wants to know how to balance giving generously and reaching financial goals. Laura asks if she should pay off her school loan or apply for a loan forgiveness program.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 23, 2016
Episode 387: God Shows Up in Crazy Ways (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman)
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Today, Steven Curtis Chapman joins Chris to talk about his childhood dreams and upcoming worship album. He also shares his heart for adoption, talks about his family’s experience adopting from China, and tells the story of how he and his wife began their nonprofit, Show Hope.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 22, 2016
Episode 386: You Catch More Flies With Honey
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Jeff asks for advice on maintaining the same momentum in Baby Step 3 as he had in Baby Step 2. Alfred wants to know how he can pay old debts if they no longer appear on his credit report. Eliza Marie asks how she can get her husband on board with tithing off their household income. Elizabeth asks if she needs life insurance on her children.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:17, Proverbs 29:18, John 13:35, 2 Corinthians 9:7 and 2 Timothy 1:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 21, 2016
Episode 385: His Mercies Are New Every Morning
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Brandon wonders if he should borrow against his 401(k) to pay off his student loans. Bevelie asks if she should use her Thrift Savings Plan to pay off her mortgage. Katelyn just found out her insurance won’t cover the hail damage to her home.Today’s featured Scriptures include Lamentations 3:22–23 and Isaiah 41:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 18, 2016
Episode 384: Gracious Words Are Like a Honeycomb
25:53
Dan looks for advice on helping his grandmother pay off her consumer debt. Carolyn asks if she should try to invest for retirement and save for a down payment on a house at the same time. Nicole needs help putting together a plan to pay off her student loans.Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:22–24, Proverbs 16:4 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 17, 2016
Episode 383: God Calls Us to Cast Our Burdens, Not Carry Them
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Jim asks if he should take out a loan to cover his company’s operating costs. LeAnn needs advice on her family’s financial health. Lisa wants to know where she and her husband should begin investing for retirement.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 55:22, Philippians 4:11–13, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 13:22, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2 and Proverbs 23:4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 382: His Love Is Better Than Life
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Kirsten wonders if she should still invest the full 15% of her household income if her husband’s company contributes 12% to his retirement fund. Katy asks if she should pay a company to negotiate her debts or if she should negotiate them herself. Ben wants to know if he should save up for a house before investing for retirement. Tomas wonders if he should postpone nursing school since he’s about to get married.Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 4:17, Proverbs 12:24, James 4:17, Psalm 16:11 and Psalm 63:3–4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 381: Don’t Grow Weary in Doing Good
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Renee needs advice on how to invest when her family spends 40% of their income on a home mortgage. Christy and her husband aren’t sure if they should relocate for her husband’s job or move back to their old home. Jon needs his wife to take over the family finances while he’s deployed overseas.Today’s featured Scriptures include Galatians 6:9, Proverbs 6:5 and Isaiah 26:3.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 14, 2016
Episode 380: Your Biggest Wealth-Building Tool Is Your Income
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Ann wonders if she should stop her retirement and college fund contributions so she can pay off the mortgage. Michael asks how he should invest his retirement savings since he’s planning on retiring in the next four to five years. Jenni’s teenage son wants to know where he should invest his savings. Valerie calls in to share her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 6:27, Proverbs 21:20 and Proverbs 13:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 11, 2016
Episode 379: Are You Honoring God With Your Body?
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Chrissy needs advice on budgeting now that she will receive her paycheck weekly rather than biweekly. Brian asks if he should treat his disability income as a pension or an extra revenue stream. Philip wants advice on how to accelerate his debt snowball. Kristin needs help figuring out what to do with the money she’s going to make on the sale of her home.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Luke 14:28, Colossians 1:16–17 and 1 Chronicles 29:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 10, 2016
Episode 378: The Not So Perfect Story (Featuring Mike Foster)
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Today on Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by Mike Foster, founder of People of the Second Chance, to discuss his new book, People of the Second Chance. Mike talks about sorrow and joy, the difference between guilt and shame, and how to leverage your past to empower your present and future. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 09, 2016
Episode 377: There’s a Difference Between Ambition and Lack of Contentment
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Laura asks how to best continue working on the Baby Steps while preparing to be a stay-at-home mom. Suzanne needs budgeting advice so she can tackle her consumer debt. Dan needs help making a plan to pay off his car debt.Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 08, 2016
Episode 376: How Can You Be More Faithful?
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Emily asks if it would be better to take her pension as a lump sum rather than receive it as a monthly payment. Eric needs advice on paying for aviation school. Kurtis wonders if he should keep his emergency fund with a brick and mortar credit union or an online bank. Melissa asks if her extra income should go toward her emergency fund or paying off her mortgage.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 17:22, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 21:20, Matthew 25:14–30, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 375: Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership
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James asks if he should max out his retirement account before the end of the year or focus on building his full emergency fund. Joanne wonders how she can get out of a six-month gym contract. Stephen wants to know how he can help volunteers at his church understand the importance of children’s ministry. Matthew has a few questions about what he should do with his rental property. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 13:22, Matthew 5:37 and Hebrews 13:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 04, 2016
Episode 374: God Is the Strength of My Heart
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Alex wonders if he should continue to aggressively pay off his mortgage if he might be moving in six months. Patrick considers borrowing from his 401(k) to pay off debt. Lisa asks if she should save an emergency fund before paying off debt. Lynan asks if The Total Money Makeover is a good gift for a nonbeliever struggling with their finances.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 73:26, Proverbs 21:20, Galatians 6:9 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 03, 2016
Episode 373: Do You Have a Good Word to Share?
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Jenni asks if she should roll her retirement savings into a Roth IRA. Denise wonders if she should stop contributing to her 401(k) while she pays off debt. Mason needs help convincing his wife that they need to pay off their debt. Josh asks for investment advice. Adrienne struggles to accept an anonymous financial gift. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 12:25, 1 Corinthians 10:23, Matthew 7:11 and Proverbs 11:25.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 02, 2016
Episode 372: There Is Freedom in Christ
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Adam needs help making a plan to pay off his car debt. Christine and her husband disagree on how to spend their extra money. Preston works the night shift to earn more money to pay off consumer debt, but this keeps him from spending time with his wife. Nakai asks where in the Baby Steps she should save for big ticket items like a car and a new roof.Today’s featured Scriptures include Galatians 5:1, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 6:5 and Galatians 6:9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Nov 01, 2016
Episode 371: Be Encouraged by the Future
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Wade asks if he should refinance his mortgage to pay off his consumer debt. Andrew wants advice on purchasing an investment property. Lynn wonders if she and her husband should file taxes separately.Today’s featured Scripture is Philippians 3:13.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 31, 2016
Episode 370: You Can’t Fall Out of Debt
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Angela needs help putting together a budget to get out of debt. Tom asks about capital gains and selling a rental property. Linda asks how to deal with a client who owes her and her husband money but may be filing for bankruptcy. Becky wants advice on helping a family in need.Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Psalm 55:22.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 28, 2016
Episode 369: Let Your Words Reflect Your Faith
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Jennifer’s great aunt wants to use the money from a reverse mortgage to pay for travel expenses. K.J. heard Chris say in a previous episode that God enables us, but he isn’t sure what that means. Jesse asks if he should refinance his mortgage and consolidate it with his credit card debts. Matt wants advice on getting out of his car lease. Mike emails in his testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 19:14, 2 Corinthians 1:21–22 and 2 Corinthians 12:9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 27, 2016
Episode 368: When We’re Faithful With Little, He Trusts Us With Much
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Cody wonders if he should sell his primary residence in order to buy two rental properties. Daniel asks when he should sell his bad investments. Tim asks why Baby Step 3, saving 3–6 months of expenses, isn’t a more specific number. Matt and his wife disagree on whether they should pay for their daughter’s college education. Jamie emails in her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:13, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 22:7, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 26, 2016
Episode 367: You Were Meant to Live for So Much More (feat. Zoro)
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Today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship features Zoro, one of the world’s most respected award-winning drummers. In addition to his music accolades, Zoro is a critically acclaimed author, life coach and ordained minister. He joins Chris today to discuss some of the principles he covers in his new book, SOAR: You Were Meant to Live for So Much More. He talks about his heart for ministry, evangelism, and the importance of embracing your individual gifts. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 25, 2016
Episode 366: How Can We Be the Best Stewards Possible?
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Lynda asks what type of life insurance coverage she needs for her mother. Angel has a question for a friend about paying capital gains tax on the sale of a home. Ben wants advice on whether or not he should go into business with some of the men from his church. Christopher wonders if he should get back together with his ex-girlfriend. Candee emails in her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:6–7, Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, James 4:14, 2 Corinthians 6:14, 1 Corinthians 13:7, Matthew 5:39 and the book of 2 Corinthians. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 365: Commit Your Work to the Lord
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Daniel wonders if he should take out a personal loan to pay off his credit card debt. Marilyn asks if she should stop withdrawing from her IRA and start pulling from Social Security instead. Mike’s house was destroyed in a flood and he needs advice on what to do with the insurance money. Chantee emails in her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 37:23, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 6:5, Luke 14:25–30, Proverbs 29:18, Acts 4:23, Revelation 12:11 and Galatians 2:20. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 21, 2016
Episode 364: Those Who Hope in the Lord
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Ann asks if she should continue renting or consider buying a home. Andrew wonders if it’s okay to buy municipal bonds. Jordan asks if he should keep full coverage on a car he isn’t driving anymore. Another caller named Andrew asks if he should be sinking so much money into his real estate business. Patricia wonders where the money in her money market accounts and CDs will go when she dies. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 2:9 and Isaiah 40:31. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 20, 2016
Episode 363: Your Habits Shape Your Future
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Joel wants advice on whether he should sell his car or pay it off. Derek asks if it’s wise to rent a house while in Baby Step 2. Jonathan isn’t sure if he should keep his business or find a job with more consistent hours. Victor wants advice on how to best teach Financial Peace University in his impoverished area of the country. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 16:10 and Matthew 25:14–30. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 19, 2016
Episode 362: God is Working
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Ed asks if he should use his investments to pay off his mortgage. Morgan wonders what she should look for in a professional mentor. Rob seeks advice on how to handle the inheritance he and his family recently received. Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 8:28, Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 13:22 and Matthew 25:14–30. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 18, 2016
Episode 361: Let Us Each Run to Win
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Wayne asks if he should borrow from his investments to pay off his debt. Betsy wonders if she should pull from her stocks to pay off her credit cards. Hank wants to know how to budget for a biweekly paycheck. Michael needs advice on how to discourage his parents from buying a second home. Michelle asks if it’s a good idea to buy a foreclosure to generate income to buy a house of her own. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 29:18, Proverbs 6:5, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and Philippians 4:11–12. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 17, 2016
Episode 360: Know the Condition of Your Flocks
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Phyllis wonders how to advise a friend who recently got involved in an internet scam for $20,000. Talley needs help prioritizing debt and an emergency purchase for his home. Julie is about to receive $100,000 and isn’t sure if the money should go toward the mortgage, an emergency fund, or home repairs.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 27:23 and Philippians 1:27.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 14, 2016
Episode 359: Plans to Give You a Hope and a Future (feat. Inky Johnson)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by former football player and motivational speaker Inky Johnson. Inky talks about how his life radically changed after being injured on the football field and how that situation shaped his perspective on life, faith and adversity. Today’s featured Scripture is Jeremiah 29:11. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 13, 2016
Episode 358: What’s One Thing You Can Improve?
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Jake asks if he should sell his car to pay off debt. Debbie wants to purchase some land and wonders if she should pull from her emergency fund to do it. Patti isn’t sure if she should be paying for her husband’s life insurance now that they are separated. Josh asks for advice on long-term investing. Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Timothy 2:15 and Matthew 7:12. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 357: Falling Back
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The Baby Steps are always linear . . . right? On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris answers the question: “What do I do when I feel like I’m always falling back to the previous Baby Step?” Chris shares some of the things that may lead to backtracking through the Baby Steps, as well as how to get back on track. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:5, John 11, Proverbs 26:11, Proverbs 1:20, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Luke 16:10, 2 Corinthians 5:6–10, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Philippians 3:13–14, and 1 Corinthians 11:1. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 11, 2016
Episode 356: Lift Your Eyes to Heaven
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Richard needs a plan for paying off his student loans. Jerry needs advice on how to handle difficult collections at his small Christian school. Barbara wants to know how to find and purchase a reliable beater car. John wants to get his finances on track, but his financial advisor recommends debt leveraging. Today’s featured Scriptures include Daniel 4:34, 1 Corinthians 6:5–7, 1 Corinthians 6:1–8, Acts 21 and 22, Matthew 18:15–17, Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 11:15, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 21:20, and Ecclesiastes 11:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 355: My Help Comes From the Lord
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Luke wonders if he should refinance his mortgage even though he plans on selling his house in the next two years. Susie asks if she should use a real estate agent to sell her home or list it for sale by owner. Diane wants advice on how to help her sister and brother-in-law financially without enabling them. Chris receives an email from a single mom seeking advice about a mortgage program. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 6:6 and Psalm 121:1–2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 07, 2016
Episode 354: Love Remains (feat. Hillary Scott)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined in the studio by seven-time Grammy award winner Hillary Scott to discuss her latest album, Love Remains. Chris and Hillary discuss where the idea for this record came from and dive into the meaning behind some of the songs. Hillary also shares a few stories of her faith and family. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 7:7 and Romans 14:12. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 06, 2016
Episode 353: Do Not Fear for I Am With You
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Brandon needs advice on what to do about his recent rental property purchase. Amanda asks if she should use the money she’s set aside for her children’s college to pay off her remaining debts. Kevin wants to know if he should roll his student loans into his home refinance given his wife’s upcoming medical bills. Paul wants some advice on real estate investment trusts. Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 41:10, Ecclesiastes 11:2, 1 Timothy 6:6, Proverbs 22:7, Matthew 22:17–21 and Romans 13:6–7. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 05, 2016
Episode 352: The Name of the Lord Will Be Praised
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Angela wants to know why she should get out of debt before saving for retirement. Bardeau just graduated from college and wonders how he can best pay off his student loans. Laura emails in her testimony. Brittany asks if she should count the money taken out of her paycheck for the Teacher Retirement System toward Baby Step 4. Jon asks if he should put his extra savings toward his children’s college. Adam is in the military and wonders if he should buy a house instead of renting. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 5:15, Job 1:21, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 21:20, John 10:10, Proverbs 6:5 and 1 Timothy 6:6. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 04, 2016
Episode 351: Endurance Develops Strength
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Michael calls in to share his testimony. Another Michael wonders where he can send his tithe if he doesn’t go to church. Abi asks if she should cash out her annuity to build up her full emergency fund. Tom wants advice on how to get his wife on board with getting—and staying—out of debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 5:1–5, Psalm 71:7–8, 1 Timothy 6:6 and Proverbs 29:18. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 350: The Lord Helps Us
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Maria wonders how she can financially prepare for her children’s futures. Brad isn’t sure how to get out of his whole life insurance policy without losing a big chunk of money. Becky wants to refinance her house, but she isn’t sure how to calculate a break-even point. Donna just found out her husband has been using a credit card without her knowledge. Today’s featured Scriptures include John 15:5, John 5:19, Proverbs 31:25–30, Proverbs 1:20, Proverbs 14:30 and Genesis 17:5. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 30, 2016
Episode 349: Your Life Is an Example to Many
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Lisa wants to understand why the debt snowball is her best option for getting out of debt. Robbie needs advice on how to handle a sticky situation involving a friend who owes him money. Pat asks if he should pull money from his 401(k) to pay off his mortgage. Joyce is torn between staying in Nevada to care for her grandson and joining her husband in Seattle. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 71:7–8, Ecclesiastes 5:5, Matthew 5:37, Matthew 7:12, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 14:30, Ephesians 5 and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 29, 2016
Episode 348: Be Doers of the Word
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Jennessa needs advice on how she and her husband can get past Baby Step 1 when life keeps throwing them curve balls. Tisha asks if she should tithe off the equity she received from the sale of her home. Mike calls in with a question about the gift tax. Holly wants to know if she should pull from her savings to pay off her car loan. Noelle and her husband aren’t sure if they should refinance their home if they expect to have it paid off in the next couple of years. Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:22, Matthew 6:21 and Proverbs 14:30. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 347: I’ve Learned the Secret to Being Content
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris talks about the power of contentment. He challenges listeners to consider whether contentment depends on worldly circumstances—or if it comes from God. He also teaches that finding satisfaction with where we are right now is an attitude, and that we’re all works in progress, striving for godliness with contentment. Today’s featured Scriptures include Philippians 4:10–13, Proverbs 14:30 and John 10:10. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 27, 2016
Episode 346: Experiencing God’s Economy
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Nicole asks where paying off her 401(k) loan falls in the Baby Steps. Josh wonders when he and his wife should consider buying a new home. Warren wants to know if he can tithe less than 10% while saving up his starter emergency fund. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 26:11, Romans 13:8, Matthew 25:14–30, Philippians 4:10–13, Proverbs 14:30 and Malachi 3:6–12. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 26, 2016
Episode 345: From Whom All Things Came
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Anne’s 19-year-old son wants to put his savings into a Roth IRA. Deanna asks if she and her husband should pay into Social Security. Sean wants advice on how to handle his self-employment income. Del needs help figuring out how to manage his consumer and mortgage debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 4:2, Ecclesiastes 3, Luke 14:28, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 6:5 and Psalm 104. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 23, 2016
Episode 344: Seeing Life Through the Right Lens (feat. Kevin Gerald)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by author and founding pastor of Champions Centre, Kevin Gerald. Kevin talks about the premise of his new book, Good Things: Seeing Your Life Through the Lens of God's Favor. He talks about what led to writing the book, the value of seeing your life through God’s eyes, and the changes you can make to begin to see God’s favor in your life. Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 66:2, 2 Chronicles 16:9, Psalm 23, Proverbs 21:5, Luke 2:52 and Psalm 35. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 22, 2016
Episode 343: Contentment Is a Condition of Your Heart
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Ginna wants to cash out her 403(b) in order to pay off debt. Marshall asks if he should roll his children’s UTMAs into ESAs. Tyler wonders how he should balance paying his fiancée’s debt and cash-flowing their upcoming wedding. Linda asks for a list of Scriptures on money management. Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Peter 1:4, 1 Chronicles 29:14, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 29:18, Luke 14:28, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 11:25, James 2:19, Genesis 37–50, Genesis 1:2, Philippians 2:5–8 and 1 Timothy 6:6–7. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 21, 2016
Episode 342: It’s a Privilege to Be a Steward
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Alan asks when he should start teaching his children how to handle money. Molly and her husband aren’t sure how to spend the money they’re getting from the sale of their home. Jeni asks if people who aren’t detail-oriented can still work the Baby Steps. Jenna emails in her testimony. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 6:7–8, 2 Corinthians 9:8 and Proverbs 21:5. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 20, 2016
Episode 341: The Posture of a Steward
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Margaret asks if she should finance a new camera for her video production business or save up and buy it with cash. James wonders if he should buy stock in his company. Nancy isn’t sure if she should keep investing for retirement or focus on paying off her mortgage. David wonders how much money he should save up for his wife’s pregnancy. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Psalm 75:7, Proverbs 21:5, James 2:19, Genesis 37–50 and Philippians 2:5–8. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 19, 2016
Episode 340: Divide Up Your Investments
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Conosha was told she needs to open up a line of credit to purchase a home. Rich asks when he should start investing in precious metals. Becki asks for wisdom on how she and her husband should invest in their community. Peter wants to know where to invest his extra savings before going into the mission field. Today’s featured Scripture is Ecclesiastes 11:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 16, 2016
Episode 339: We Are Made in His Image
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Steve wants to know if he should purchase short-term disability insurance. Dave isn’t sure how to use his $4,000 bonus. Ellen asks if her family should pause their debt snowball while her husband is in graduate school. Mike wants to know if he should sell his property with a land contract. John wonders if he is in a good position to start investing for retirement. Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 3:5–6, Proverbs 21:20, James 1:17, Proverbs 6:5, Romans 8:1, Psalm 24:1 and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 15, 2016
Episode 338: With God All Things Are Possible
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Abel wants to know how to repair his credit so he can get ready to buy a home. Brooke asks for a recommendation on a stewardship Bible. Brandi wonders if she should accept a company car instead of putting miles on her personal vehicle. Matt asks how to determine God’s will. Chase wants to know what steps he should be taking to set his family up for financial success in the future. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 19:26, Colossians 3:2, Proverbs 4:25, Proverbs 12:15, Matthew 6:33 and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 14, 2016
Episode 337: Set Your Kids Up to Succeed (feat. Anthony ONeal)
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Anthony ONeal, youth speaker and fellow Ramsey Personality, joins Chris on today’s episode to talk about setting your kids up for success. He shares what parents can do to make sure their kids have a great school year and talks about how to get kids motivated to set goals and stick to them throughout the year. Finally, the two Ramsey Personalities discuss how you can help your kids build good money habits that will help them in college and throughout the rest of their lives. Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 29:18. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 13, 2016
Episode 336: Words Are Powerful
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Kimberly wonders if it’s a good time for her to buy a condo. Manuel feels like God is leading him to use his tithe outside of the church. Steve asks if he should pull money from his retirement savings to pay off his house. Shane asks how much time he should spend in Baby Step 3b. Katheryn wants advice on paying off her school loans. Today’s featured Scriptures include Joshua 1:9, Isaiah 43:2, Proverbs 6:5 and Romans 12:1. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 335: We Are Weak and He Is Strong
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Paige asks if her student loans should be put later in the Baby Steps since they will take so long to pay off. Beth’s Financial Peace University class wants to know how to rent a car without a credit card. William wonders where he can best save for his daughter’s college expenses. Andy asks if he should consider moving his emergency fund to a different bank. Aimee looks for encouragement for her husband who has a fear of spending money. Joyce emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 13:22, Hebrews 13:5, Proverbs 21:20, Luke 12:15–21, Ecclesiastes 5:18–19, Philippians 4:6, James 1:17 and 2 Corinthians 9:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 09, 2016
Episode 334: Are You Connected to the Source?
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Tyler asks if he should stop saving while he pays off his debt. Patrick asks what he can do, besides saving as much as he can, to prepare to buy a home with cash. Tony needs advice on talking to his boss about increasing his salary. Today’s featured Scriptures include Isaiah 41:10, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, 2 Timothy 3:16 and 1 Timothy 6:6Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 08, 2016
Episode 333: The Renewing of Your Mind
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Michael needs advice on how to handle $500,000 of medical school debt. Dan wants to remodel his kitchen but isn’t sure if it’s a smart financial decision. A caller named Chris asks if he should use the money his kids receive for birthdays and gifts to pay off debt in order to start saving for college sooner. Cynthia wants advice on how to start dreaming about the future.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Romans 12:1–2, James 1:22, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 13:12, 1 Corinthians 15:33 and Isaiah 41:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 07, 2016
Episode 332: Who Is the Owner?
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In today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris talks about the “who” of true stewardship. God is the owner and we are the managers, but what kind of owner is He? And what are our responsibilities as managers of His blessings?Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 13:12, Genesis 1, Colossians 1:16, Romans 11:36, Deuteronomy 10:14, Psalm 50:10, Psalm 50:12, Haggai 2:8, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Proverbs 3:9, Colossians 4:15, Romans 11:36, Numbers 20:1–13, Genesis 1:26–27, Genesis 2:7, Isaiah 42:5, Colossians 1:21–22 and Psalm 24:1.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 331: If Anyone Is Not Willing to Work
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Trevor and his wife are wondering if they should sell their home to pay off their student loans. Craig asks for recommendations on where he can invest his money after retirement. Katelyn wants to know whether or not she should use her inheritance money to pay off a car loan. Paige emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 3:23, 2 Thessalonians 3:10, Ecclesiastes 9:10, Proverbs 13:22 and Proverbs 17:18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 05, 2016
Episode 330: You Can't Love the Owner Unless You Know Him
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Micah wonders why his credit score hasn’t dropped to zero after two years of being debt-free. Lizzie asks if she will have to pay taxes if she withdraws money from her mutual funds to pay for her student loans. Alyssa wants to know if it’s biblical to financially support someone going into ministry if they still have consumer debt. Pat asks if he should use his 401(k) to pay off his house as he goes into retirement.Today's featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 6:6, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 12:15, Romans 13:8, Psalm 24:1, and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 02, 2016
Episode 329: For Our Sake, He Became Poor
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Matt wonders if he should sell his rental property. Tim wants to know why credit cards are a bad idea. Tony needs help figuring out how to make a budget so he and his wife can pay off their consumer debt.Today's featured Scriptures include 2 Corinthians 8:1–12, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 12:15, Luke 14:28, Psalm 24:1, and 2 Corinthians 8:9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Sep 01, 2016
Episode 328: You're Called to Win
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Christy Wright, business coach and fellow Ramsey Personality, joins Chris on today's episode to talk about Business Boutique and to take calls from small-business owners. Anna Rose wonders if she should take the plunge and start a consulting business. Christina asks how she should balance taking a salary, reinvesting in the business, and paying off personal debt with her small-business profits. Christy also talks about overcoming fear to live your God-given dreams.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 25:14–30, Proverbs 12:15, and 1 Corinthians 4:2. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 31, 2016
Episode 327: What Is God's Will for Your Life?
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Christina wants advice on how to get rid of her timeshare. Dustin asks if he should pay off his debts in collections instead of attacking his debts from smallest to largest. Tim wonders if he should put a credit card from his previous marriage at the end of his debt snowball. Chad needs help getting his wife on board with Baby Step 2. Monica hopes Chris can help her navigate a tricky financial situation with her dad.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18, Matthew 13:31–32, Proverbs 12:15, Psalm 24:1, Corinthians 4:2, and Ephesians 6:12. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 30, 2016
Episode 326: The Wise Listen to Advice
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Christina asks if she should pause her debt snowball to save for moving expenses. Melissa needs advice on tithing. Ed considers buying a second home to save money on his taxes. Josh wonders if he can finish paying off his student loans and pay cash to be in his best friend’s wedding at the same time. Nicole wants to know when she should open a secure credit card. Today's featured Scriptures include Malachi 3:10 and Proverbs 12:15. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 325: The Eternal Economy
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William asks if he should tithe while he is on Baby Step 2. Donna seeks advice on how to help her son get back on his feet. Dave wants to know what his options are if his pension may be reduced or eliminated. Tim asks for words of encouragement as he and his wife save to buy a house in cash. Jesse wonders if he should continue working in a high stress job that pays well while he is on Baby Step 2.Today’s featured Scriptures include Malachi 3:6–12, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Acts 2:38–47, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 6:5, Colossians 3:23, and Proverbs 13:4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 26, 2016
Episode 324: God Gives Grace to the Humble
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Kim wants advice on how to collect rent from a renter who didn’t pay for five months. Jonathan asks if it’s wise for him to consolidate his debt to lower his payments. Erik isn’t sure how to get his wife to help him with the family budget. Sylvia wants to know the best way to ask for a raise at work. Marshall wonders how to best save for his children’s college education.Today's featured Scriptures include Matthew 5:9, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 14:30, and James 4:6. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 25, 2016
Episode 323: We Want Patience, but We Want It Now
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In today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris teaches on patience. We all want to be more patient—but we want patience right now! Chris talks about the value of patience in the lives of Job, Abraham, Joseph and Jesus. He concludes the teaching with application questions on how we can work on growing in patience.Today's featured Scriptures include Job 42:10, Galatians 6:9, Genesis 12:1–3, Genesis 13:6, Genesis 15:1–6, Genesis 17, Genesis 18:10, Hebrews 6:15, Genesis 37:27–28, Genesis 37:5–11, Proverbs 21:5, and Hebrews 12:2–3. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 24, 2016
Episode 322: Even Your Work Is Worship
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Brian isn’t sure if he should sell his home with owner financing. Stephanie wants to know how to talk to her husband about making sacrifices while they are in Baby Step 2. Ashley needs help talking to her kids about the value of saving money. Adam asks for words of encouragement as he works to pay off his final debt.Today's featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5 and Colossians 3:23. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 23, 2016
Episode 321: Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak
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Jackie wonders if she should use her insurance check to pay off debt or buy a used car. Kayla needs advice on selling her house. Rebekah asks how to teach her children important money principles. Caleb asks where a refinance falls in the Baby Steps.Today's featured Scriptures include Hebrews 4:12, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, and James 1:19. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 320: Rest and Focus on Him
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Helana wonders if she should create a separate EveryDollar budget for her business or combine it with her personal money. Kay wants advice on how she can teach her children the importance of saving. Jenna asks how to talk to her husband about finding a new job. Laura asks how she can balance Sabbath with working as a small business owner on the weekends.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 26:11, Proverbs 29:18, Proverbs 21:5, 1 Peter 3:8 and Matthew 11:28–30. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 19, 2016
Episode 319: When You Have God, You Have Hope (feat. Nick Vujicic)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris is joined by Nick Vujicic, an Australian evangelist born without arms or legs. Nick is a dynamic author, speaker and the president of a nonprofit called Life Without Limbs. He shares his story, offers encouragement to anyone who feels like they can’t overcome the odds, and talks about the value of stewarding your story for God’s glory.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 13:7, John 9, Philippians 4:13 and Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 18, 2016
Episode 318: Where There Is No Vision, the People Perish
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Michelle wants to know the difference between a will and a trust. Ken is planting a church and wonders if he should set up a Roth IRA or 403(b) to save for retirement. Jake asks if he and his wife should get rid of one of their cars to speed up their debt snowball. Billy feels like he’s starting all over with his finances and needs some advice on where to begin.Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 5:9, Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 29:18, Isaiah 43:18–19, the book of Deuteronomy, Malachi 3:10 and Mathew 23:23.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 17, 2016
Episode 317: Submit to One Another
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Mary’s husband thinks she needs to get a second job to increase their household income. Michael is living overseas for a year and isn’t sure where his tithe should go. Charlie needs help overcoming the fear of putting extra money toward debt. At the end of this episode, Chris talks about the value of connections and networking.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Ephesians 5:21–33, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 6:25–27, Psalm 127:3 and 1 Corinthians 15:33.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 16, 2016
Episode 316: May Your Praise Ever Be On Our Lips
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Jacqueline asks if she should pay off her IRS debt with a 0% credit card. Waylon was laid off from his job and wonders if he should make ends meet by pulling money from his 401(k). William needs advice on how to deal with his wife’s gambling. Noah is a teenager on Baby Step 4 and wonders what he should do with his finances now.Today’s featured Scripture is Proverbs 21:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 15, 2016
Episode 315: Taken Over by Faith
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Kevin wonders if he should purchase long-term disability insurance while he’s in Baby Step 2. Kate asks if she should switch her repayment plan to pay off her student loans more quickly. Jeremy asks for prayer as he and his family work to pay off their consumer debt. Dan and his wife wonder if they should sell their house and buy a new one—but they don’t know how much they can afford. Louie emails in his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 6:5, Ecclesiastes 5:5, Psalm 55:22, Proverbs 21:5 and Luke 12:15–21.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 12, 2016
Episode 314: Be a Smart Gazelle
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Rich asks if he should take money out of his 401(k) to pay off his house. Justin needs advice on preparing his parents and in-laws for retirement. Julie says her husband wants to take out a loan to build up his credit, but she isn’t so sure it’s a good idea. Gail asks about cashing out non-retirement accounts to complete Baby Step 3.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, 1 Timothy 5:8 and Romans 13:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 11, 2016
Episode 313: Our God Is Unfailing
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Tim asks if he should purchase disability and long-term care insurance or if he should be self-insured. Shauna wants to know if she should get rid of her credit cards. David seeks advice on saving for an international adoption. Christian wonders if it’s a good idea to go back to school. Tyler emails in his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include the book of 2 Samuel, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Matthew 7:7 and John 10:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 10, 2016
Episode 312: Let Your Eyes Look Directly Forward
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Jeff asks how he should save for his grandson’s college expenses. Alva wants advice on whether or not to use money from the emergency fund to buy a solar energy system. Thomas seeks advice on how to handle his finances. Shane wonders when someone should start tithing.Today’s featured Scriptures include Genesis 4, Luke 22, Proverbs 4:23, Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 139:13, Ecclesiastes 11:2 and the book of Deuteronomy.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 09, 2016
Episode 311: His Ways Are Not Our Ways
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A caller named Chris asks if he should stop his retirement contributions and focus on paying off his debt. Jeff wonders if he should take his Social Security now or wait until later. Kerston wants to know if she should sell her SUV or finish paying it off. Kirk lost his wife and needs advice on how to use the life insurance money. Christian emails in his testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 6:17–18, Proverbs 13:22, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Proverbs 21:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 08, 2016
Episode 310: Why Did He Bless Me? (feat. Gold Medalist Bryan Clay)
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A caller named Chris asks how much of his savings he should use to pay down his student loans. Kevin asks if it’s more important to pay off debt or have savings. Also in this episode, Chris interviews athlete Bryan Clay, winner of the 2004 silver medal and the 2008 gold medal in the decathlon. Bryan talks about his childhood and how his mother’s prayers changed his life.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 6:5, John 8:32, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7 and Romans 13:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 05, 2016
Episode 309: Stepping into the Light (feat. Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton)
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Josh asks how to determine how much a business is worth. Lacretia wonders if she should sell her car even though it’s worth less than she owes. In the second half of today’s show, Chris interviews retired American figure skater and gold medalist Scott Hamilton. They discuss adversity, overcoming obstacles, and lessons learned from his figure skating career.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 14:30 and Romans 8:28.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 04, 2016
Episode 308: Borrowing Wisdom (feat. U.S. Bobsledder Johnny Quinn)
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Andrew isn’t sure if he should prioritize paying his student loans from his first degree or the current loans he’s using to go back to school. Rob asks if he should sell his car even though he owes more than what it’s worth. In the second half of today’s show, Chris talks to Johnny Quinn, member of the U.S. National Bobsled Team and competitor in the Sochi winter games. Johnny explains what it means to think like an elite athlete and what it’s like to go after big goals.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 14:30, Matthew 27, James 1:2 and Romans 12:2.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 307: Replacing Entitlement With Gratitude
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In today’s episode, fellow Ramsey Personality Rachel Cruze joins Chris to talk about comparison, contentment and gratitude. How has technology affected how we compare ourselves to others? Can we be grateful and manage social media at the same time? What are some ways we can fight against comparisons? How does money play into this conversation about comparing ourselves with those around us?Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Timothy 6:6, Galatians 6:4 and Proverbs 14:30. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 02, 2016
Episode 306: The Steward's Approach
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Jessica asks if she and her husband should sell their vehicles to pay off their mortgage faster. Brent wonders if it’s a good idea to cash out his pension to pay off a 401(k) loan. Elaine needs advice on whether or not to purchase a vacation home. Adam asks for words of encouragement to get him through Baby Step 2. Also in this episode, Chris talks about how to make a decision when the Bible doesn’t tell you exactly what to do.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 22:7, Psalm 119:11, Matthew 25:14–30, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 14:30 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Aug 01, 2016
Episode 305: Tell Them What You're For
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Kimberly wonders if she should sell stock options to pay off her debt. Joe asks for advice on how to talk about stewardship and budgeting with non-Christians. Zach wonders if he should move home for a season. Becky and her husband are in a sticky situation regarding a school loan that is in her father-in-law’s name.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 127:3, Ephesians 4:2, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283
Jul 29, 2016
Episode 304: What I Learned From My Marathon (Part Two)
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris continues his teaching from May 25 on what he learned from training for—and running—the St. Jude’s Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in Nashville. Some of the truths he shares include realizing somebody always has it worse than you and how to avoid regrets by doing your absolute best.Today’s featured Scriptures include Hebrews 12:5–11, Psalm 127:3, Galatians 6:4, 2 Timothy 2:15, Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23–24, Psalm 68:5, 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Ecclesiastes 9:10.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 28, 2016
Episode 303: The True Worshippers Will Worship the Father
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Anna asks if she should keep her savings or use that money to pay down her debt. Crystal wonders if she should contribute to her church even though she can’t afford to give the full tithe. Rob isn’t sure if he should focus on saving for retirement or paying off the mortgage. Patti asks if Chris is familiar with an app that invests your spare change in the stock market. Martin wants advice on how to evaluate a business before buying in as a part owner. Beth emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Luke 6:38, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Psalm 127:3, John 4:23–24, Colossians 3:23, Ecclesiastes 9:10 and Colossians 3:17.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 27, 2016
Episode 302: When in Doubt, Praise Him
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Cameron got into a fender bender and isn’t sure if he should use his emergency fund to repair his car or wait until he’s done paying off his debt. Kevin asks if he should roll his pension into an IRA. Logan asks if it’s biblical to designate the tithe to a specific fund within the church. Jacqueline asks how much she should spend on a car. Amy emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, Proverbs 6:5, 1 Timothy 5:8, Proverbs 13:22, Psalm 127:3, Proverbs 10:4 and Mark 9:23.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 26, 2016
Episode 301: God Is in Your Midst
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Jenny and her husband want to buy a new home, but she is worried about buying too much house. Tyler asks about stopping retirement contributions in order to pay off his mortgage in three years. Tracy wants to know how her 18-year-old daughter can start saving for retirement. Angelia needs advice on quitting her full-time job so she can pursue working from home.Today’s featured Scriptures include Deuteronomy 31:6, Isaiah 41:10, Zephaniah 3:17, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Proverbs 21:20 and Psalm 127:3.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 300: Those Who Have Been Faithful With Little
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Karen needs advice on how to handle a medical bill that went to collections. Jonathan asks if he should continue to save for a down payment on a house and wait to invest or do a combination of both. Brandon asks what happens to his 401(k) and IRA when he dies. Casey calls in to share a story about generosity. Ashley asks if Financial Peace University applies to people in Australia. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 5:5, Proverbs 29:18 and Proverbs 22:7.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283
Jul 22, 2016
Episode 299: You're the Economic Engine to Your Personal Finance
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Payton and her husband are about to increase their income and need help deciding what to do with the extra money. Justin wants to take his daughter to visit her great-grandparents but he’s on Baby Step 2 and not sure if he should spend the money on a trip. Fred asks if Chris thinks it’s easier to make, save or invest money. Ryan asks if he should cash out a mutual fund to pay off debt. Josh wonders how to talk to his boss about running the business debt free.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 4:2 and 2 Timothy 1:7. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 21, 2016
Episode 298: Self-Discipline Helps You Win
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Tom needs help taking control of his finances. Rashayna wants to trade in her car to get a beater but she’s upside down on the car loan. Janet wonders if she should live off her inheritance money or get a part-time job. Jessica asks if she’s making the right decision by saving for a house while she and her husband are still on Baby Step 2.Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 22:7, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 6:5 and Proverbs 21:20.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 20, 2016
Episode 297: The Ins and Outs of Buying a Home
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris talks through the keys steps to buying a home. How do you know how much house you can afford? What expenses should you expect? What do you need to look for when it’s time to buy? What do you need to do before you make an offer? Today’s featured Scriptures include Proverbs 29:19, 1 Timothy 6:6, Psalm 50, 1 Corinthians 4:2, Proverbs 22:7 and Romans 13:8.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 19, 2016
Episode 296: How Can We Be Faithful?
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Ervin wants to know how to help a friend without cosigning a loan for him. Lulu needs advice on handling her whole life insurance policies. Tyler wants to get his parents working the Baby Steps. Kirk lost his wife and seeks wisdom on how to use the life insurance money.Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 4:2, Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 13:12 and Proverbs 29:18.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 18, 2016
Episode 295: Promote the Glory of Him
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Lisa asks if she and her husband should save up to buy a home without debt or if they should purchase a house they already found. Chuck asks what he should expect to pay a financial adviser. Sara isn’t sure where home repairs fall in the Baby Steps. Anne emails in her testimony.Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 12:1–2, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 19:8 and Proverbs 6:5.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 294: Do You Have Enough Money to Retire?
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On today’s episode of Chris Brown’s True Stewardship, Chris Hogan joins Chris to talk about all things retirement. They talk about retirement education, millennials, and Chris Hogan’s new Retire Inspired Podcast. Chris Hogan also answers a few rapid-fire questions, including how to know when you have enough money to live your retirement dream.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 14, 2016
Episode 293: The Lord Sustains You
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Gordon needs help deciding whether or not to consolidate his personal debt with his business debt. Mary received a savings bond from her parents and isn’t sure what to do with the money. Holly asks what to do when there’s too much month left at the end of her money. Pat asks if he should use part of his 401(k) to pay off his house before he retires.Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 1:16, Deuteronomy 10:14, Psalm 50:10, Psalm 50:12, Haggai 2:8, Proverbs 3:9, Colossians 4:15, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Romans 13:8 and Psalm 54:4.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 13, 2016
Episode 292: Be Encouraged, We Win
26:03
Dan considers putting his house on the market so he can pay off his debt. Christy needs help getting started with the envelope system because she and her husband have different paydays. Rick needs help deciding if his promotion is worth the commute. Jim emails in his testimony.Today’s featured Scripture includes 1 Samuel 17.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 12, 2016
Episode 291: Add Value to the World
25:43
Deb needs help getting out of a sticky situation involving a car loan she cosigned a few years ago. Richard wants to know more about growth stock funds. Ashley asks if she should sell her home in order to replenish her family’s emergency fund. Cindy emails in to share a funny dream. Today’s featured Scriptures include Colossians 3:22, Ephesians 4:26, Matthew 5:9, Romans 5:3–4 and 1 Chronicles 29:11.Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 11, 2016
Episode 290: The Heart of a True Steward
25:51
A caller named Chris asks how much he should spend on his upcoming wedding since he’s in Baby Step 2. Jeff’s father offered to pay for his student loans but doesn’t want Jeff’s stepmom to know. Britney can’t afford the medical bills from her son’s complicated birth and isn’t sure what to do. Jennifer needs advice on how to handle her adult children’s entitlement. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Chronicles 29:16, Psalm 101:7, Proverbs 20:17, Proverbs 21:5 and 1 Corinthians 15:33. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 08, 2016
Episode 289: Transparent Christianity
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Brianne asks if she should roll her car loan into her mortgage. Bill wants advice on how to get his family on board with Financial Peace University. Jake is considering taking on a house boarder to help accelerate his debt snowball. Sarah asks about whether or not she should get disability insurance. Kimberly sends in an encouraging email to Chris and the team. Ted asks about getting a personal loan for a mortgage. Today’s featured Scriptures include James 1:27, Proverbs 21:5, Ephesians 4:25, 1 Corinthians 1:8–11 and Psalm 37:7–9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 07, 2016
Episode 288: A Community Focused on Others
26:20
Brett isn’t sure which of his debts to pay off first. Sherae needs advice on building up her graphic design business. Jim sends in an encouraging email to Chris and the team. Sarah and her husband are considering selling their home to pay off their debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 John 3:17, Philippians 2:4, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 22:7, 1 Peter 4:16, Psalm 91 and 2 Corinthians 12:9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 06, 2016
Episode 287: Owe Nothing but Love
26:06
Ruth wants to know if she and her husband should use the money in their retirement accounts to buy a cabin on the lake. Serena wonders if you can tithe by giving outside of your local church. Maranatha is curious if the 15% of take-home pay you invest for retirement comes before or after the mortgage payment. Chelsea is hesitant about combining finances with her husband again after they temporarily separated. Jeff wonders how to best handle his real estate and investments as he approaches retirement. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ecclesiastes 11:2, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23, Proverbs 21:5, Proverbs 21:20 and Romans 13:8. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 05, 2016
Episode 286: Recognizing Freedom in Christ
26:08
Christy emails to ask if she should refinance her mortgage using HARP. Zach wonders if a job opportunity in another city is worth moving his family. Gendrick is struggling to make his car payments and wants to know what he should do. Patricia is 27 and still lives at home because that’s customary in her Haitian culture. She wants to know how to tell her parents she’s ready to move out. Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 6:20–23, John 8:36, Galatians 4, James 1:23–25, Proverbs 6:5, Proverbs 21:5, Galatians 6, Matthew 25:14–30 and 2 Corinthians 3:17. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 04, 2016
Episode 285: Speaking the Truth in Love
25:39
Aliyah wants to know what to do with the house she just inherited from her grandfather. Greg wonders whether to invest in a Thrift Savings Plan or a Roth IRA. Leslie needs Chris’ advice on how to get her husband more involved in monthly budget meetings. Randy emails to ask if he should use the money in an old pension to start the Baby Steps. Elizabeth wonders how to best teach her teenage sister about finances. Sandy emails to share how God has proven faithful since she took control of her money. Today’s featured Scriptures include 1 Corinthians 11:3,11; Psalm 127:3; and Ephesians 4:15–16. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jul 01, 2016
Episode 284: He Has Called Us to a Holy Life
25:54
Donna is expecting a baby and wonders if she and her husband should temporarily stockpile savings or continue working the Baby Steps. Marie wonders how mutual funds earn compound interest. Mark isn’t sure if it makes more sense to pay off his rental properties and primary mortgage or to invest his money in the stock market. Jackie needs advice on handling tenants who are always late paying the rent. Today’s featured Scriptures include 2 Timothy 1:9, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Proverbs 6:5, Psalm 127:3 and Matthew 5:9. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 30, 2016
Episode 283: Our Spending Decisions Are Spiritual Decisions
26:00
Dustin asks for advice on setting up a will. Ali wants to know if he should focus on saving for a house or investing for retirement. Shauna asks how to balance the Baby Steps while still giving generously. Katie needs encouragement to keep paying off her school loans. Today’s featured Scriptures include Ephesians 5:15, Proverbs 22:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:8–9, Matthew 25:14–30, Psalm 127:3 and Matthew 6:25–27. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 29, 2016
Episode 282: It's About the Wrestle
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Ted is torn between saving to buy a house and saving for his kids’ college expenses. Jocelyn asks how to know when God is really closing a door on an opportunity. Mark and his wife are considering buying a foreclosure but want advice on whether or not it’s a good idea. William is in school to get a journalism degree but thinks he might want to switch majors. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 24:1, Psalm 119:148, Revelation 3:7, Proverbs 20:18, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Proverbs 19:21 and Proverbs 3:6. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 28, 2016
Episode 281: Don’t Pay for Discipline
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Will works on commission and wonders if he should keep the money he has saved or use it to pay off his consumer debt. Whitney and her husband are about to double their income and aren’t sure how to budget the extra money. Andrew’s in-laws want to put their house in their daughter’s name, but Andrew isn’t sure if it’s a good idea. Kim and her husband aren’t sure if they should refinance their mortgage. Today’s featured Scriptures include Romans 11:36 and Philippians 4:19. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 280: Our God Is Not a God of Regrets
26:09
Stephanie needs advice on selling a residential lot. Mike and his wife disagree on how to use their retirement money. Jessica asks for advice on working through regret. Kate asks if she and her husband should use the equity from their house to pay off debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include Psalm 127:3 and Psalm 103:11–13. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 24, 2016
Episode 279: God Isn’t Our Waiter
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Wade isn’t sure what to do with the profit he made from company stock. Jen worries she won’t have money for Christmas or vacations if she pays off her car. Cody’s sister-in-law wants to start a savings account for his daughter’s college, but she wants to have her name on the account. Zach and his wife wonder if they should sell their car to pay off debt. Today’s featured Scriptures include Matthew 18:3, Psalm 127:3, Exodus 14:14 and Colossians 1:10–14. Would you be interested in being a part of the show? If you have a question for Chris or a success story that you would like to share, please call him at 866.357.3283.
Jun 23, 2016