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					FEARLESS                                                                                    Dr. Larry Osborne
Message 6: What If There Isn’t Enough?                                                    North Coast Church
Philippians 4:11-12                                                                      February 21-22, 2009


                 What If There Isn’t Enough?
These are scary times financially. Some of us look ahead and worry how we’ll
pay the rent, mortgage or grocery bill. Others of us have no worry about putting
food on the table, but panic over having fewer zeros in the bank account. To all
of this God says, “I’ve got an answer.” Today we’ll explore that answer.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM:
Philippians 4:11-12/ Hebrews 13:5-6 & 1 Timothy 6:6/ Proverbs 23:4-5/ Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

  A life free from excessive worry about money.
  A life free from the endless pursuit of money.

FINANCIAL FREEDOM
Starts With How We Think
      Money is not an accurate measure of God’s favor.
       1 Timothy 6:5-10/ James 2:5/ Matthew 19:24/ Job 1-2


      Never let net worth determine self worth.
       1 Timothy 6:17/ James 1:9-10


      Never assume money equals security.
      1 Timothy 6:17/ Luke 12:15-21/ Proverbs 11:28/ Proverbs 18:11-12



      Never confuse stinginess with stewardship.
      1 Timothy 6:18-19/ Proverbs 11:24-26 & Proverbs 28:27



FINANCIAL FREEDOM
Flows Out Of What We Do

      Get the facts.
       Proverbs 27:23-27/ Proverbs 19:2-3




      Eat what you kill.
       Proverbs 21:17/ Proverbs 12:9/ Proverbs 22:7




      Save some for tomorrow.
       Proverbs 21:20/ Proverbs 13:22




      Share some today.
       Proverbs 3:9-10/ Ephesians 4:28/ 1 Timothy 6:18-19



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TAKING IT HOME                                                                           FEARLESS                                                                                    Dr. Larry Osborne
                                                                                         Message 6: What If There Isn’t Enough?                                                    North Coast Church
Focusing on what God has given us is one way we can increase our level of                Philippians 4:11-12                                                                      February 21-22, 2009
contentment no matter what situation we find ourselves in. Take a minute and
think about what God has provided for you relationally, materially, and                                   What If There Isn’t Enough?
spiritually. Spend some time thanking Him for these things.                              These are scary times financially. Some of us look ahead and worry how we’ll
                                                                                         pay the rent, mortgage or grocery bill. Others of us have no worry about putting
                                                                                         food on the table, but panic over having fewer zeros in the bank account. To all
                                                                                         of this God says, “I’ve got an answer.” Today we’ll explore that answer.

                                                                                         FINANCIAL FREEDOM:
                                                                                         Philippians 4:11-12/ Hebrews 13:5-6 & 1 Timothy 6:6/ Proverbs 23:4-5/ Ecclesiastes 5:10-11
Are there any new steps of generosity you would like to take as a result of this
week’s teaching and study?                                                                 A life free from _______________________ about money.
                                                                                           A life free from the _______________________ of money.

                                                                                         FINANCIAL FREEDOM
                                                                                         Starts With How We Think
                                                                                               Money is not an accurate measure of ________________.
                                                                                                1 Timothy 6:5-10/ James 2:5/ Matthew 19:24/ Job 1-2
    Online Budgeting & Financial Resources
    http://www.daveramsey.com/the_truth_about/budgeting_3457.html.cfm                          Never let _____________ determine ________________.
    Financial Coaching – North Coast coaches who can meet with you once or twice                1 Timothy 6:17/ James 1:9-10
    one-on-one here at church. They will offer you basic steps on how to set up a
    budget to the more extreme in dealing with home foreclosure/IRS, etc. Contact Deb          Never assume __________ equals ________________.
    Bostwick (760) 724-6700 / dbostwick@northcoastchurch.com                                   1 Timothy 6:17/ Luke 12:15-21/ Proverbs 11:28/ Proverbs 18:11-12
    Financial Peace University – Mondays, starts in June – 13 weeks. $125/person
    or household – In these uncertain times, planning for your financial future is
    essential. This life-changing DVD series by Dave Ramsey teaches you how to                 Never confuse ________________ with __________________.
    make the right decisions with your money. You will be empowered with the practical         1 Timothy 6:18-19/ Proverbs 11:24-26 & Proverbs 28:27
    skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals, dump debt and
    experience true financial peace!
                                                                                         FINANCIAL FREEDOM
                                                                                         Flows Out Of What We Do
Career Workshop and Job Fair – This Saturday, Feb 28
We will be having a career workshop and job fair on Saturday, February 28, at 8:30             ___________________________.
AM. The morning starts off with classes on money management in tough times,                     Proverbs 27:23-27/ Proverbs 19:2-3
résumé writing, interviewing, job search methods along with a few other options. We
will also have coaches to look over your résumé and conduct mock interviews. After
the classes end at noon, there will be a job fair with local employers taking résumés
or people offering advice on how to get into certain lines of work. We look forward to         ___________________________.
                                                                                                Proverbs 21:17/ Proverbs 12:9/ Proverbs 22:7
seeing you there.

Desert Rat Experience @ Ocotillo Wells Feb 27 – March 1
The Desert Rat Experience is a man’s weekend designed for                                      ___________________________.
guys who are into off-roading (motorcycles, quads, buggies and                                  Proverbs 21:20/ Proverbs 13:22
4x4s). Check out all the details in the flyer available at all
Information Booths or online at www.northcoastchurch.com. Cost is $50
(includes 3 meals). You can register online or call the church office.
                                                                                               ___________________________.
                                                                                                Proverbs 3:9-10/ Ephesians 4:28/ 1 Timothy 6:18-19



                                                                                         Available as a podcast at www.northcoastchurch.com & Video-cast at www.SearchableSermons.com
                                                                                  2. In Matthew 6:25, Jesus illustrated a number of distractions that can cause us
                 Growth Group Homework                                            to lose contentment and even become greedy or money hungry. If you had the
                      For the week of February 22, 2009                           opportunity to rewrite this verse, what distractions would you add to make it
                                                                                  apply even more specifically to you?
QUICK REVIEW - Looking back over your sermon notes, which particular point
or passage of Scripture most challenged, confused or caught your attention?

MY STORY

1. Have you ever experienced the blessing of someone’s unexpected
generosity toward you? (What happened?)



2. At times our stress with finances can be unduly heightened because we’ve       3. The Bible is quite clear that Christians are to help those in need. How do the
raised the bar too high on what we consider to be essential needs. What are       following verses help us discern between various needs and which ones we
some typical things we might say “we need,” but in reality are just luxuries?     should jump in to fix and which ones to let go?

                                                                                      Matthew 25:37-40



DIGGING DEEPER                                                                        Jeremiah 22:15-16
1. Our priorities often drive the extent of our financial freedom, contentment,
and generosity even more than whether we are prosperous or in need. How
can the following verses help us keep a healthy perspective?
                                                                                      2 Thessalonians 3:6-10
    Deuteronomy 8:17-18


                                                                                      1 Timothy 5:8
    Proverbs 23:4-5


                                                                                      Micah 6:8
    Luke 16:10-12



    Jeremiah 9:23-24
                                                                                          Can we be too generous as Christians? (Explain your answer.)

				
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