“Seeking Kingdom in a Sinking Culture”
M – The Master Issue – Whose money is it?
O – The Order Issue – What do I do with it?
N – The Navigation Issue – Where do I start?
E – The Emancipation Issue – How I deal w/ debt?
- The BONDAGE of DEBT (Proverbs 22:7)
“Stewardship is the use of God-given resources for the accomplishment of God-given ________.”
God owns it all! (Ps. 24:1; Mt. 25:14)
____ of God’s people admit to being so far in debt that they see no way out!! Debt is not necessarily a sin, but it is a ___________ that ultimately leads to slavery. (Prov. 22:7) The word “borrower” (Prov. 22:7) is a Hebrew word meaning to be twisted or _________________. The Bible always views debt as unnecessary and most times _________. cf. Deut. 28:15, 43-45
CONCLUSION: God’s will is for us to be ________ and clear of all debt. (Rom. 13:8)
The Real Dangers of DEBT:
1. Presumes upon the Future
2. Tempts us to Compromise
3. Produces Worry & Stress
4. Restricts our Freedom
5. Works Against Us rather than For Us
6. Easily leads to Addiction
7. Denies God an Opportunity to Provide
“Keep out of debt and owe no man anything…” Romans 13:8 (Amplified Bible)
- The RESCUE of GOD (Romans 10:13)
1. Stop the Debt 1. Pray for Help
2. Set a Goal 2. Memorize the Word
3. Get a Plan 3. Be Accountable
“Being in debt is never the real problem; it is only symptomatic of the real problem…” Ron Blue
- Cultivate Kingdom Contentment
- Trust the Kingdom Provider
Appointments with God
The Emancipation Issue
Monday, March 26th
Meditate upon the Bondage of Debt:
- Proverbs 22:7
Ask God for grace & healing in the area of Your finances and to set you free from slavery to anything except Him!
Tuesday, March 27th
Meditate upon the Only Debt we Owe:
- Romans 13:8
Ask God to show you your need to “love”
others and to see that we “owe” it
to God and our neighbor.
Wednesday, March 28th
Meditate upon the Curse of Debt:
- Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 12, 15, 43-35
Thank God for His desire to bless us and then confess your sin of taking that for granted. Thank Him for His blessings.
Thursday, March 29th
Meditate upon our Perspective of the Future:
- James 4:13-15
- Matthew 6:34
Ask God to give you an Eternal Perspective
on life and that it might radically
transform your financial outlook.
Friday, March 30th
Meditate upon the Dangers of Debt
- Proverbs 22:26-27
Pray for God’s wisdom in your financial decisions today and this week!
Saturday/Sunday, Mar. 31/Apr. 1
Meditate upon the Deceitfulness of Riches
- Matt. 13:22; Mk. 4:19; Lk. 8:14
- Matthew 6:19-20, 33
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