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Wealth and Debt

August 10, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Work, Wealth and Wickedness

Topic: Topical Scripture: Proverbs 22:1–22:7

INTRODUCTION

From Worship to Walking

WISDOM in our WALKING is WORSHIP with the INSTRUMENT of our lives

 

A Greedy Review

 

DEBT IN AMERICA

 

We are carrying a heavy burden

 

Symptoms of the heart

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CHURCH AND DEBT

 

Usury and the Exploitation of the Poor

Exodus 22:24; Deuteronomy 23:19, 20; Proverbs 22:16
Luke 6:34, 35; Matthew 25:14-30

 

WISDOM AND DEBT—PROVERBS 22:1-5, 7, 16

 

A Good Name (verses 1,2)

Ecclesiastes 5:5; Romans 13:7; Numbers 30:2

 

Wise and Stupid (verses 3-5)

 

Slavery and Evil with Money (verses 7, 16)

Proverbs 22:26, 27

Practical counsel - G, S, S(N), S(W)

 

FOR FREEDOM AND JOY

The Gospel of Debt Cancellation

Colossians 2:13, 14; Philippians 4:10-13

 

Community Meditation

Know

  • In what ways does debt parallel slavery? Read Proverbs 22:26, 27; 17:18. Do you think we are obligated to pay our debts? Why or why not?
  • Why is seeing our use of money as worship helpful in not simply focusing on “the bad outcomes” of debt. Discuss the following: Sinning with money may hurt us but it is also a sin against God.

Feel

  • What are some the things we experience when our debts begin to press in upon us? How can this effect our relationships, our health, our walk with Christ?
  • How can confession, repentance and faith all help us if we find ourselves deeply in debt.

Live

  • Repentance involves a change of heart and a change of action. Where can you start in relation to debt?
  • If you need help to organize and focus your personal finances, please sign up for the class we are planning to offer here shortly. Do it. No shame, its time to make some changes.

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