Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 27, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Proverbs 1-2,
- MONDAY: Proverbs 3-4,
- TUESDAY: Proverbs 5-6,
- WEDNESDAY: Proverbs 7-8,
- THURSDAY: Proverbs 9-10,
- FRIDAY: Proverbs 11-12,
- SATURDAY: Proverbs 13-14,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: True Riches Sermon Title: Understanding and Embracing the Will of God
Delivered On: October 20, 2019
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. (2 Corinthians 9:6)
Pray that you will learn to see that all you have is a gift from God and to be deeply thankful. Ask God to grow your hunger to share what He has placed in your care and to increase your joy as you learn to be generous.
One Good Deed: Make a decision to offer one act of generous care to someone in a time of need this week. Set aside an appropriate amount of money and keep your eyes and heart open to the leading of the Holy Spirit. God will show you the need and you get the joy of responding!
Small Group Discussion
Read: James 1:16-17. What are a couple of gifts your heavenly Father has given to you? What helps us remember that these are gifts and ultimately not something we earned?
Read: Luke 12:41-48. We often picture Jesus as always being gentle and soft-spoken. How does our Savior give us a new look at how serious He is about how we manage the things He puts under our care? What is the key lesson you learn reading this biblical account?
Read: 1 Timothy 6:6-10. When loving money and pursuing it above all else becomes the focal point of a person’s life, what are some of the evil things that can happen?
What are practical ways we can battle the temptation to let the love of money (and stuff) take over our heart and life?
Read: Matthew 6:19-21. What is the difference between earthly and heavenly treasure? Why is the pursuit of earthly treasures so fleeting?
What lasts forever…what is truly eternal? What are ways we can invest more into that which lasts forever?
Read: 1 Corinthians 9:6-8. According to this passage, what are some of God’s guidelines for us as we give to His work in this world? What does God do to make it easier for us to give?
Read: Matthew 31-46. What are some of the groups of people that Jesus expects us to look out for? What are practical ways you can engage in following the teaching of Jesus in this passage?
Read: Matthew 6:24. What do you think Jesus is getting at when He says we can’t love both God and money (Stuff)? What step can you take to love Jesus more and love stuff less?