Financial Stewardship | Group Study

 

Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each.  You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends!

Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section.  God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.

 

1 | God owns it all

In this special edition Group Study, Pastor Jimmy will talk about money and how to keep a proper perspective as Christians.

Jesus spoke about money a lot.  Some of us are comfortable talking about money, and some find the subject to be awkward.  How about you?  Is it easy or difficult to talk about finances?  

Would you agree with Pastor Jimmy when he says that God owns it all?

scripture: Psalm 24:1, Luke 12:34

 

 

2 | debt?

Debt has become a normal way of life for most Americans.  The average household has $16k in credit card debt alone.  When student loans, car payments and rent or mortgage payment is stacked on - the pressure can be immense.

None of us like to be in debt, but most of us are willing to use it to get what we want sooner.  Is our view of debt in line with scripture?  Is it possible for the average American to live without debt?

scripture: Proverbs 22:7, Proverbs 6:1-11

 

3 | contentment vs. risk

Patience. Contentment. Discipline. Trust. Obedience.  These are tough words to put into practice sometimes.  

We should put our trust in God, not money.  Doesn't it make sense to view money from God's perspective rather than what our culture thinks is normal?

Take a look at the following scriptures.  Are these principles easy or difficult to live out?

scripture: 1 Timothy 6:6-101 Timothy 5:8, Philippians 4:11-13

 

 

4 | generosity

The reason God asks us to give, is because He is a giver and He wants us to be more like Him.

Giving is the most fun thing you can do with money - but it may take planning and preparation.  Positioning ourselves to be regular givers is a wise way to live out scriptural principles.

Can you think of some times when other people's generosity affected you personally?

scripture: Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35