Faithful Stewardship and Debt

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Posted by Dan Jarms on January 15, 2023
Faithful Stewardship and Debt
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Main idea: Five principles about debt to help us be faithful stewards of God’s money 

  1. Deal with your heart first (1 Timothy 6:6-19) 
    • Competing loves (10) 
    • Competing hopes (17) 
    • A generous God (17) 
    • Eternal focus (18-19) 
    • Flee the temptations (11) 
  2. Remember that debt is always a master (Proverbs 22:7)
  3. Consider the positives and negatives of debt
    • Positive
    • Negative
  4. Consider when debt is sin or not sin
    • When debt is sin
    • When debt is not sin
  5. Ask the right questions about purchases
    • Am I giving regularly?
    • What is this purchase about?
    • Is it part of the budget?
    • Is it a want or a need? (Wants are okay)
    • Will this hinder future generosity?
    • Have I sought and received wise counsel?
Dan Jarms

Dr. Dan Jarms is teaching pastor and team leader at Faith Bible Church in Spokane Washington, as well as associate dean at TMS Spokane. He has been married for over 30 years to Linda, and has three adult children. He earned his B.A. in English at the Master’s College, B.Ed. at Eastern Washington University, M.Div and D.Min in Expository Preaching at The Master’s Seminary. His other interests include NCAA basketball, gardening, brick oven cooking.

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