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Four Biblical Principles for Personal Finance

Four Biblical Principles for Personal Finance
March 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Timothy 6:6-8, 1 Timothy 6:9-10,17-19
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"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."- Matthew 6:19-21

The Bible teaches us a lot about money and material possessions.

  • 1 Timothy 6:6-8
  • 1 Timothy 6:9-10,17-19

We're not to place our trust in money.

  • 1 Timothy 6:17-19
  • Matthew 6:19-21

We do need money and material things in order to survive in this world.

  • Proverbs 10:15

Exercise Good Stewardship

  • Reasons why stewardship isn't always good
  • Statistics

The Borrower is Servant to the Lender

  • Proverbs 22:7
  • Money problems are real.

Four Biblical Principals for Personal Finance

Common Sense Biblical Principals

Work Hard

  • Proverbs 28:19
  • Genesis 2:15
  • Genesis 3:17 -19
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12
  • Ephesians 4:28
  • Colossians 3:22-23
  • Proverbs 12:14
  • Proverbs 13:11
  • Ecclesiastes 5:12
  • Galatians 6:10
  • Ephesians 4:28
  • 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Save Your Money

  • Proverbs 21:20
  • Luke 15:13-14
  • Proverbs 30:24-25
  • A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned - The Same is True for a Thousand Saved is a Thousand Earned

Budget Your Money

  • Proverbs 24:3-4
  • 1 Corinthians 16:1,2
  • 2 Corinthians 8:5

Seek First the Kingdom of God

  • Matthew 6:33
  • 1 Corinthians 6:9,10

By following these four simple principles, work hard, save your money, budget your money, and Seek first God's kingdom you'll do well. Financial woes can enslave us. But, much worse than this is slavery to sin.

To be free from sin, we must hear the word of God, believe that Jesus is the Son of God, confess the name of Jesus as the Son of God, repent of your sins, and put Christ on in baptism.

Sermon by: Jack McNiel
Sermon Adapted from: Lesson by Dudley Morton

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