Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on February 7, 2016:
- SUNDAY: Galatians 6,
- MONDAY: Psalm 119:1-80,
- TUESDAY: Psalm 119:81-176,
- WEDNESDAY: John 17,
- THURSDAY: John 13,
- FRIDAY: 1 Corinthians 12,
- SATURDAY: Romans 3, Romans 6,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Getting a Grip Sermon Title: Getting a Grip on Your Finances
Delivered On: January 31, 2016
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. ([bible]Matthew 6: 24[/bible])
Money is an essential part of making our lives work. Ask God to help you make the decision daily to honor Him with your expenditures and thank Him for your income. Seek His wisdom and direction on how to share generously and do it with joy and gratitude!
Start a daily log to track where your money goes. You’ll be surprised by what you learn. Set monthly goals for saving and giving, and have someone hold you accountable to follow through. Life in community means we rely on each other to help us do more than we could on our own, to help us become more like Christ.
Small Group Discussion
How has money caused tension and anxiety in your life?
Share three experiences where money brought you joy.
Talk about your very best giving experience.
What are some of the ways advertising entices us to spend money?
Credit is easier to obtain now than any time in human history. How does it seduce us?
If you’ve been successful doing a budget, share how it works for you.
Many have tried and failed to start or keep a budget. What do you think the causes are?
1 Timothy 6:10 describes money as a root of all evil. What is meant by that?
What are some changes you can make to get more aligned with Bible teaching on money?