Sunday, October 23, 2016

Week Seven Questions

FALL SCHEDULE

SUNDAY NIGHT // STUDENTS
7:00PM @ Suncoast Crossings Starbucks
16330 FL-54, Odessa, FL 33556
Ray & Amanda Emling

TUESDAY NIGHT // ADULTS
7:00PM @ 19612 Wyndham Lakes Dr Odessa, FL 33556
Brian Moon

THURSDAY NIGHT // ADULTS
7:00PM @ 1600 Villa Capri Cir #206 Odessa, FL 33556 (GATE CODE #1994)
Bobby Gulan

PLEASE ANSWER BEFORE GROUP

Just to review, what is our definition of an idol?

We said on Sunday that money is not the root issue, that usually there is an underlying, unmet need so we use money as a substitute.  What could some of these root issues be, AND how would someone use money to try and meet that need?

Do you think you are greedy?  Explain your answer… What was your quiz score?  Did your answer change after taking the quiz?

Read Luke 12:13-14.  What do you notice about Jesus warning?

What did we say greed was, it is not just the love of money, but it is also…?  Do you agree or disagree with that definition?  Why?

How much anxiety do you feel over money?  What does that tell you about your heart?

We talked about 3 Money Myths: 1) More money will give me more security. 2) More money will make me happier. 3) More money will make me more generous.  Which one of those do you struggle with the most?

What was the solution to turn the tide of greed in our lives and not live out these money myths?

Read Matthew 6:19-21 & 24. What do these verses tell us to do & why?

The biggest thing we said generosity does is it reminds us it is all God’s anyway.  That we don’t own anything, we steward.  How would making this shift in our thinking help us be more generous?

Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.  What is the motivation for Christian generosity based on this passage?

What is your motivation for giving if you are honest?

What is one thing you can do this week to apply tonight’s study?

NEXT STEPS

Study the Bible: Read and journal: Luke 12:13-14, Matthew 6:19-21 & 24, and 2 Corinthians 9:6-11.

Take Care of Each Other: Prayer requests...

Embrace Serving: What am I doing for our Halloweenie Handout?

Practice Generosity: Who/what are we pooling our resources for?

The Quiz from Sunday (1 - 10):

The statement “there is no money in the bank” creates more anxiety in me than the statement “there is no God.”

Does your fear of not having enough often hinder your desire to be generous.

You have money in the bank but no peace in your heart.

I often struggle with doing the right thing because I know it’s going to cost me financially.

I find myself often saying, “If I only had this much” then I would be satisfied.

I spend more time thinking about what I do not have than I spend thanking God for what I do have.

   

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