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Lesson 6: Gamble?

May 27 & 28, 2017


Freedom filtered through love makes the best choice.


Principle # 1 - Don’t gamble for money in place of working for money.


Proverbs 24:30 One day I walked by the field of an old lazybones, and then passed the vineyard of a lout;  31 They were overgrown with weeds, thick with thistles, all the fences broken down.  32 I took a long look and pondered what I saw; the fields preached me a sermon and I listened:  33 “A nap here, a nap there, a day off here, a day off there, sit back, take it easy - do you know what comes next?  34 Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life, with poverty as your permanent houseguest!” The Message


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison


Proverbs 28:19 A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.New Living Translation


There’s a difference between gaming for recreation, and gaming for revenue.


Principle # 2 - Don’t gamble at the expense of wise money management.


Proverbs 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first and best part of all your income.  10 Then your barns will be full, and your vats will overflow with fresh wine.God’s Word


Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. John Wesley


10-10-80 Plan.


10 – You give 10% of every paycheck to your local church.

10 – You give 10% to yourself to invest in savings of some type.

80 – You live on the other 80%.


Romans 14:13 …Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.  New Living Translation


Romans 14:20 Don’t tear apart the work of God over what you eat. Remember, all foods are acceptable, but it is wrong to eat something if it makes another person stumble. 21 It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything else if it might cause another believer to stumble.New Living Translation


The idea of legalism is that in order to protect the principles, to protect the bad from happening, you have to take away the freedom. Which then reduces spirituality to a list do’s and don’ts.


Matthew 15:9 It is useless for you to worship me, when you teach rules made up by humans."  Contemporary English Version


Matthew 23:28 People look at you and think you're saints, but beneath the skin you're total frauds. The Message