Archive for May 2019

Topics for 05/21/19

Challenge:

  1. Find an example(s) of parenting mistakes in Scripture.
  2. Give a principle from Proverbs which would apply to that mistake
  3. Imagine how the story might have gone differently with wiser parenting.   

Published on May 21, 2019 at 6:28 pm |

Topics for 5/14/2019

On Sunday we talked about 10 principles from the book of Proverbs about money:

  1. There are extremes of wealth and poverty that provide unique temptations to those who live in them (Prov. 30:7-9).
  2. Don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones’ (Prov. 12:9; 13:7).
  3. The rich and poor are more alike than they think (Prov. 22:2; 29:13).
  4. You can’t out give God (Prov. 3:9-10; 11:24; 22:9). 
  5. Poverty is not pretty (Prov. 10:15; 14:20; 19:4).
  6. Money cannot give you ultimate security (Prov. 11:7; 11:28; 13:8). 
  7. The Lord hates those who get rich by injustice (Prov. 21:6; 22:16, 22-23).
  8. The Lord loves those who are generous to the poor (Prov. 14:21,  31; 19:7; 28:21).
  9. Hard work and good decision-making usually lead to increased prosperity (Prov. 6:6-11; 10:4; 13:11; 14:24;  21:17, 20; 22:4, 13;  27:23-27; 28:20. 
  10. Money isn’t everything. 
    • It does not satisfy (Prov. 23:4-5). 
    • It is inferior to wisdom (Prov. 8:10-11, 18-19; 24:3-4). 
    • It is inferior to righteousness (10:2; 11:4; 13:25; 16:8; 19:22; 20:17; 28:6). 
    • It is inferior to the fear of the Lord (Prov. 15:16). 
    • It is inferior to humility (Prov. 16:19). 
    • It is inferior to good relationships (Prov. 15:17; 17:1).

Be prepared to talk about the following questions:

  1. Money can buy a lot of things...a lot of things.  Explain why it cannot be your ultimate security.
  2. The principle that we shouldn't gain wealth by injustice applies first to our own dealings with others, but are there other applications as well?
  3. Which one of the above princples have you seen work out in your own life?

Published on May 14, 2019 at 3:34 am |

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