February 26 – March 4

Weekly Reading for February 26 – March 4

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Lavish
Sermon Title: How to Be Lavish

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on March 5, 2023:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Lavish
Sermon Title: Lavished With Wisdom
Delivered On: February 26, 2023


Memorize and Reflect

1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for His generous and lavish care for you through your life. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you wisdom as you use every resource He places in your care.

“Live It!” Challenge

Say “Enough!” and Mean It – Make a decision to limit the amount of money you use in a certain area of your life. Say “Enough” and stick to it. Don’t use more than you have decided to use in that area of your life and see how God frees up resources to be generous to His work.

Small Group Discussion

  1. Tell about a way God has been lavish toward you and those you love.

  2. Read: 1 Timothy 6:6-10. What makes it hard to live with contentment in our culture?

  3. What helps you grow in contentment and how could true contentment make your life better?

  4. If we really understood that we bring nothing into this world and can take nothing (material) out of this world, how might this make us more generous with what is placed in our hands through our lifetime?

  5. What would a lifestyle of simplicity (in terms of material things) look like in your life?

  6. What are some of the ways you are tempted to love things and what money can bring you? Why is this dangerous?

  7. Read: 1 Timothy 6:17-19. How can having a lot of money and things in this world lead to pride and arrogance? Why is this dangerous?

  8. When we realize that all we have is a gift from God, how can this lead to humility in our hearts and generosity in our actions?

  9. If we believe God has been lavish with us, how will this impact our walk with Jesus?

  10. If we believe that all we have is a result of our own work, strength, and cleverness, how will this impact our relationship with Jesus?