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Life, Money, Legacy - Session 5

Heritage Presbyterian Church
Adult Sunday School

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Life, Money, Legacy - Session 5

  1. 1. Heritage Presbyterian Church Adult Sunday School
  2. 2. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 2 Class Description & Outline “Money management” is a phrase that makes some of us cringe. But there is hope, healing, and better days ahead! In this five-part message series, trusted financial expert Dave Ramsey provides practical, biblical advice on topics like budgeting, money myths, and more. No matter the situation, the principles learned here can help with getting out of debt, making better financial solutions, and ultimately finding peace. • Session One: A Biblical Framework for Wealth • Session Two: Breaking the Bondage of Debt • Session Three: Pride, Poverty, and Gratitude • Session Four: The #1 Myth About Money • Session Five: Wealth, Wisdom and the World
  3. 3. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 3Key Verse Luke 14:28-30 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.”
  4. 4. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 4Key Issues • The Bible contains hundreds of references to money and our possessions • Some of them relate to a proper view of money, while others deal with spiritual warning signs that we are letting our “stuff” get out of perspective • Many verses teach us about practical, tactical things we can do to handle money God’s way
  5. 5. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 5Video Highlights • Note: this video can serve as an introductory (first) or a summary (last) lesson •Expect pain if you handle money wrong •Why turn to God’s ways? •Five Basics for Biblical Finance
  6. 6. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 6Video Outline •Each video has an accompanying detailed outline •View, download, and print: open.life.church/items/180859- outline-pdf
  7. 7. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 7 Video: Wealth, Wisdom and the World
  8. 8. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 8Video Discussion •What are the differences between the biblical principle of “building quality relationships” and the common principle of “networking” •“There is nothing wrong with having nice stuff, as long as your nice stuff doesn’t have you.” Discuss from both financial and heart perspectives.
  9. 9. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 9Bible Exploration • Read Proverbs 21:20 & Psalm 112 and discuss 20 Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it. 1 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. 4 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. 5 It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. 6 For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. 7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. 8 His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. 9 He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn is exalted in honor. 10 The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish!
  10. 10. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 10Living the Truth • Repentance is not merely a change of mind and heart. It leads to a change in life direction. How is God calling you to change your financial life? • Do you have and live according to a written budget that allows you to regularly: • Weather a rainy day • Avoid debt • Save and invest • Give generously?
  11. 11. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 11Conclusion • When you practice God’s ways of handling money, he makes a difference in your life. It’s not magic or some prosperity theology. It works because it’s God’s plan. • These biblical principles are pretty easy to understand, but they are very hard to practice. They are difficult to implement, but they work and they honor God.
  12. 12. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 12Review Five Basics for Biblical Finance 1. Get on a budget! 2. Get out of debt—and stay out! 3. Build quality relationships 4. Save and invest 5. Give generously
  13. 13. Wealth, Wisdom and the World 13Scripture Memory One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? Luke 16:10-12

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