Guardrails

Finances

GUARDRAILS

So that you don’t regret where you end up

November 25, 2018 - Paul F. Knight

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23 NIV

Guardrails are “a system designed to keep vehicles from __________ into ___________ or off-limit areas.”’ 

Guardrails are intended to ___________ and ___________ 

Guardrails are not placed in the danger zone but in the safety zone.

Guardrails are a ______________ standard of _____________ that becomes a matter of conscience. It is designed to “light up our conscience” before we hurt ourselves or hurt someone else.  

 Financial Guardrails

“No one can serve two ____________. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be _______________ to the one and  ______________ the other. You cannot serve both ____________ and  ____________.”
Matthew 6:24 NIV

Master = κύριος

One who is in charge by virtue of _______________ or _______________

“Do we have money or does money have us?”

_____________ or _____________ 

The reason for both of the problems above is Greed.

“Greed is the assumption that it is all for my _____________________.”
-Andy Stanley 

Prioritizing Your Finances 

Mastered by Money

1. Live
2. Save
3. Give 

Mastering Your Money

1. _______         (10%)
2. Save                (10%)       
3. _______         (80%)

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”
-Dave Ramsey

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Matthew 6:24 NIV

So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Matthew 6:31 NIV

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Matthew 6:32 NIV

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33 NIV

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Mark 10:42-45 NIV

Sexual Intimacy

GUARDRAILS

So that you don’t regret where you end up

November 18, 2018 - Paul F. Knight

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23 NIV

Guardrails are “a system designed to keep vehicles from __________ into ___________ or off-limit areas.”’ 

Guardrails are intended to ___________ and ___________ 

Guardrails are not placed in the danger zone but in the safety zone.

Guardrails are a ______________ standard of _____________ that becomes a matter of conscience. It is designed to “light up our conscience” before we hurt ourselves or hurt someone else.  

_________  or  ________

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 NIV

Flee from sexual immorality.
1 Corinthians 6:18 NIV

__________other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their ______  ________.
1 Corinthians 6:18 NIV

Do you not know that your ___________ are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?
1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

1. You are a _______ _______ _______.

The value of a container is determined by what it contains.

You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price.
1 Corinthians 19, 20 NIV

2. You are not _______ _______. 

The value of a thing is determined by ownership and the price it will bring.   

Therefore ___________ God with your ___________.

1 Corinthians 6:19 NIV

Guardrails
1. ________ about it
2. Tell them about _____
3. Tell __________ about it

Guardrails

GUARDRAILS

So that you don’t regret where you end up

November 14, 2018 - Paul F. Knight

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Proverbs 4:23 NIV

Guardrails are “a system designed to keep vehicles from __________ into ___________ or off-limit areas.”’ 

Guardrails are intended to ___________ and ___________ 

Guardrails are not placed in the danger zone but in the safety zone.

Guardrails are a ______________ standard of _____________ that becomes a matter of conscience. It is designed to “light up our conscience” before we hurt ourselves or hurt someone else.  

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit . . .
Ephesians 5:15-18 NIV

1. Be very ________, then, how you _______

 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise
Ephesians 5:15 ESV

2. Not as unwise but as ________. . .

“Wisdom: In light of my past experiences, my current circumstances and my future hopes and dreams what is the wise thing to do.”
-Andy Stanley

3. Making the _______ of every opportunity, because the days are evil

redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:16 NKJV

4. Therefore do not be ___________, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 

 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 NIV

The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.
Proverbs 3:35 NIV

5. Do not get ____________ on wine, which leads to debauchery.

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV

6. Be filled with the ___________

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Romans 8:14-16 NIV

 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 14:26 ESV