Scripture Texts in Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity, Stewardship Program Guide, by Adam Hamilton

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6 Key Financial Principles:
1. 2 Cor. 9:6-7 – Pay tithe and offerings firstEnough bk Adam Hamilton
2. Prov. 27:23f – Create budget & track expenses
3. Mt. 6:19-33 – simplify your lifestyle / live below your means
4. 1 Tim. 6:9-12 – Set up an emergency fund now
5. Prov. 22:7 – Pay off credit cards; use cash or debit cards for purchases; use credit wisely
6. Lk. 14:28 – Practice long-term saving & investing habits

Faith in the Midst of Financial Crisis – Isa. 9:2; Ps. 121:1-2; 1 Tim. 6:17

God is Our Refuge and Strength – Isa. 41:10; Ps. 46:1b; Mt. 6:25, 33; Mt. 14:27; Philip. 4:6f; 1 Tim. 6:17; Rom. 8:37-39

When Dreams Become Nightmares – 1 Tim. 6:10b; Eccl. 5:10; Mt. 16:26

Evil Plays Upon Our Sin – Mt. 4:8-10; Lk. 8:14; Mk. 8:36; 1 Tim. 6:10

Wisdom and Finance – Prov. 21:5; Prov. 21:20; Lk. 15:11-16 (“prodigal” = “one who wastes money”)

Cultivating Contentment – Heb. 13:5-6; Lk. 12:15; Eccl. 2:10f; Lk. 12:15 – Life does not consist in the abundance of possessions; 1 Thess. 5:18 – Give thanks in all circumstances

We Find Our Satisfaction Only in God – Ps. 63:1, 6; Eccl. 2:10f.; Mt. 22:37, 39

Defined by Generosity – 1 Tim. 6:17-19; Prov. 11:24-25; Prov. 22:9

Reasons to Give to God and Others – Acts 20:35; Mt. 16:25; Ps. 24:1; Levit. 25:23

God’s Response to Our Giving – Lk. 6:38; Mt. 25:14-30

Other Texts:
Levit. 27:30 – Everything we have belongs to God. Tithe everything from the land
2 Cor. 9:6 – We reap what we sow
Lk. 12:48 – To whom much has been given, much is required
Malachi 3:10 – In the process of giving, we find God’s blessing

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