by Fred Lowery

How to Take Your Family through a Recession
Dr. Fred Lowery
Philippians 4:6-7; Proverbs 21:20; Matthew 6:19-20
January 25, 2009

We are about to start Love Loud and I have been wanting to start Love loud since November and I'm really excited about what God wants to do in our lives and through us and this church. And what perfect timing. When I chose the theme Love Loud it was way before the economy was in the shape that it is in right now. But a lot of people need love and need encouragement and they are going to need some help. So I am really excited. And don't miss next Sunday. That's very important that you are here next Sunday. And there is going to be a surprise that will blow your mind. So don't miss next Sunday. Today we are going to talk about how to take your family through a recession. Now I've already told you the definition for a recession – if your neighbor is in it it's a recession, but if you're in it it's a depression. So that's the difference between a recession and a depression. Run away prosperity is coming to an end at least for right now. Life is going to be a little more difficult for a period of time and we don't know how long that period of time is going to be. The question is not will life be more difficult but how difficult will it be. That's the question. Easy money and easy living are on hold right now. We really should have known better. We should have known that culture's addiction to ease and to stuff would be unsustainable over the years and now we are finding that out. Christians certainly should have known because we know from God's word and we know from our personal experience that the truly good life is never easy. To live the good life requires discipline. It involves pain, pain and struggle. In fact the Bible says in this life you will have trouble, tribulation. James says count it all joy when problems of all varieties come into your life. Because we know from a biblical prospective that it's throug ...

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