Biblical Economics

Biblical Economics

We need to adopt the biblical values of thrift, generosity, contentment, and trust.


Pastor Doug Pagitt writes, "Many of the church's young people are begging for a different relationship with money." Before churches can address the giving patterns of younger people, we may need to step back and see what larger message we're teaching people immersed in this over-heated consumer society.

This lesson draws from the practical insights of Pagitt's article and looks at three primary biblical texts to help us think more thoroughly about biblical values such as thrift, generosity, contentment, and trust.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Malachi 3:812; Acts 4:2937; Revelation 18:924


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Tithing is not merely a way to pay for church work. It alters the way believers think about money.

Teaching point two: The way Christians handle money can have a powerful impact upon the unbelieving community around us.

Teaching point three: Christians must fear the consumer trap.

• Apply Your Findings

• Recommended Resources


The Consumer Trap, by Doug Pagitt (11 printed pages)

Total number of pages – 13



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