Biblical Economics Sunday School – Class 1

Why do a Sunday School class on economics? Landon Vick gave at least five reason this past Sunday (Landon, if I’ve missed any or gotten any wrong, email me and I’ll fix them):

1. All of creation is the Lord’s (Deut. 10:14; Ps. 50:10-12), therefore thinking about how we use scarce resources that have alternative uses (Thomas Sowell’s definition of economics) is part and parcel with living in God’s world. We are all economists, the question is, are we good ones or bad ones?

2. We are called to be stewards of God’s creation (Gen. 1:28-31; Matt. 25:14ff.).

3. The implications of economic policy affect everyone, therefore we should be concerned to make decisions based on sound thinking.

4. The Bible speaks to things we consider “economic”: Prov. 10:3-4; II Thess. 3:10; Luke 12:13ff.; Prov. 27:23-27; Eccl. 10:18).

Here is the outline of the Sunday School class:

1. What is economics and why do a Sunday School class on it?
2. The Covenant Model and how it applies to all things economic
3. Property – private ownership and eminent domain
4. Work – God’s view of work, vocation, and Sabbath rest
5. Transactions of time, talent, and treaure – honest weights and measures
6. Money, what it is and why you don’t have enough of it
7. Debt – the good, the bad, and the ugly
8. Poverty and welfare
9. The 8th commandment – slavery and freedom
10. Potentials pitfalls of profit, prosperity, and poverty
11. Capitalism, socialism, and the Bible
12. Personal Finance 101
13. Personal Finance 202

SDG

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One response to this post.

  1. would love to see those outlines posted or emailed.

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