October 21 - 29
God cares about every aspect of our lives—that means he cares about our finances. With help from God’s Word we can transform our finances with a fresh and wise perspective. Join us to learn how to trade worry for wisdom.
Did your upbringing help you understand how to deal with money? Why or why not?
Why do you think we typically don’t like to ask for help in this area of our lives?
This week Doug shared that more than 2,000 Verses on Money, 15 Percent Of Everything Jesus Ever Taught Was On The Topic Of Money And Possessions. Were you surprised by the number of times the Bible dealt with money? Why do you think God has so much about money and possessions in His word?
Review our main Biblical points from this past weekend. OLD TESTAMENT FINANCIAL TRUTH!
1. Seek Wisdom - Proverbs 3:13-15
2. Work Hard - Proverbs 13:11
3. Manage Well - Proverbs 21:17
4. Borrow Responsibly - Proverbs 22:7 & Proverbs 11:15
Can you share a mistake you made that could have been prevented had you known the wisdom the Bible talks about? How would following these principles affect your finances?
Pray together as a group. Pray for financial wisdom and stewardship. Pray as well for any other requests you may have.
What is the most generous thing anyone has ever done for you? How did you feel? Why?
Do you consider yourself generous? Why or why not?
What are some reasons we hesitate to give to those in need even though we have more than we need? Why do you think so few people are truly generous?
During the message, Doug said Generosity Is NOT: Determined By Cash Flow, About The Amount, Only For Rich People. Which of these have you believed in the past? How did that belief affect your generosity?
Read Acts 20:35. Is it difficult for you to believe that happiness is ordered around giving rather than receiving? Why or why not?
During the message, Doug said generosity as “the premeditated, calculated, designated, emancipation of personal financial assets.” Respond to that definition. Do you agree? Why or why not?
During the message, Doug taught us, “You give from a grateful heart or you give from a broken heart.” To whom or what are you grateful? What causes or problems break your heart? What would it look like to say “yes” to those organizations, charities, or people?
What are some obstacles to you saving more, giving more, and spending less? What can you do to overcome those obstacles?
What is your best next step for making a plan to save more, give more, and spend less? How can this group support you?
Pray for each other that we would emulate our incredible God and develop generous hearts.