Category Archives: Gambling

What the Bible Has to Say About Gambling

Introduction: A woman was in a gambling casino for the first time. As she walks the floor, looking at all of the pretty lights, the machines and the special tables she is awestruck. The woman walks up to a roulette wheel and watches as someone plays a round. The attendant invites her to join the game and she

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A Temptation and a Snare

1 Timothy 6:9-11 Introduction: More than 100 million people gamble on some level. Three hundred billion dollars a year are spent on gambling.All of the statistics that I have seen state that all lotteries are aimed at the poor and financed by the poor.  The big problem with the lottery is it appeals to the

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Don’t Just Make a Living, Make a Life!

Luke 12:15 I was in a Trustee Meeting at the University of Mobile listening to a report by Dr. Robert McGinley concerning a soon to be launched Capital Gains Campaign for the University. In his report he made this statement: “We are doing a good job of teaching students how to make a living; it

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The Bible and Gambling

Matthew 6:24-34 The God who created man gave him, as a guideline for life, two ethics on which to live; two ethics on which to develop a lifestyle (see Genesis 1:26-28; 2:1-3; 3:19). These two ethics are work and worship. Work was, and is, God ordained. The Bible tells us in Genesis 2:2a that God worked. In Genesis 3:19 we discover God

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How To Take The “Stew” Out of Stewardship

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 A West Virginia man hit the jackpot!  He won more than 225 million dollars.  Since then he and his wife have separated.  He is estranged from his wife.  This man said, “This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.”Wealth, possessions, etc., can be the worst thing that happens to people. 

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Gambling: What Is At Stake?

Isaiah 65:11 Introduction: Philip L. Wilson shares the following, “Gambling in some form or other has been around since ancient times.  Some pharaohs of Egypt were known to be compulsive gamblers and often had their dice buried with them.  Gambling was prevalent in ancient China as well, prompting the philosopher Confucius, who lived 500 years

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