What about Bankruptcy? May a Christian declare bankruptcy? We live in an irresponsible society!
What about Bankruptcy? Consider numerous principles: Stewardship, materialism, self- control, contentment. Have we been careless? How can we expect someone else to absorb our irresponsible consequences?
What about Bankruptcy? There are consequences to sinful conduct and decisions. Have we been careless? Galatians 6:7, Rom. 6:23 Sometimes consequences are needed (cf. Heb. 12:3-11 )
What about Bankruptcy? Rom. 13:8, “Owe no one anything except to love one another.” Psalm 37:21, “The wicked borrows and does not repay.”
What about Bankruptcy? 2 Cor. 7:10-11, True repentance will do all that is possible to make things right. Repentance is NOT easy!
What about Bankruptcy? What about debt not due to carelessness? Have you pursued every other means? Renegotiate? Types of bankruptcy
What about Bankruptcy? EVEN if you find temporary relief you still have a debt to make right (or have lending party forgive). Do your best to repay it!
What about the Lottery? Gambling is sinful because of Biblical principles Stewardship, covetousness, legitimate means of income. Goal of gambling is to profit at another's loss!
What about the Lottery? Consider the lottery itself Often promoted as relief for good causes, but is it? Eph. 5:11 Funded in part by the poor
What about the Lottery? Consider the lottery itself People gamble for the thrill and fantasy. It is foolishness and a waste of money. Odds: 1:175,000,000
What about the Lottery? “But I only buy it recreationally” Principles of gambling still apply! It is a questionable behavior ( Rom. 14:22-23 ) Prov. 28:20, 22
What about the Lottery? “What about charity raffles?” While intentions are good, principles still apply Why not donate directly to the charity? Consider your example for good
How does God bless us Today? Can God work providentially? Does He????? God DOES bless us spiritually – Eph. 1:3, Prov. 10:22
How does God bless us Today? God blesses us through His word – both His wisdom and our application! 2 Tim. 3:16- 17, James 1:25 cf. 1 Cor. 10:13, Eph. 4:28
How does God bless us Today? He hears our prayers! 1 John 5:14-15. His answers for our best!
How does God bless us Today? His promise is only to take care of us - Matt. 6:25-33, 1 Tim. 6:6-8, Prov. 30:8-9
How does God bless us Today? Sometimes, we don’t recognized God’s blessings – cf. Gen. 50:19-20, Philemon 15-16
How does God bless us Today? Considering His blessings NEVER forget our overall goal! Phil. 3:7-11
May we strive to be good and faithful stewards with what we have? WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE?