Weekly Reading for July 25 – July 31
Preparing for Next Week’s MessageSermon Series: Simple Sharing
Sermon Title: How Generosity Changes Hearts, the World, and Eternity
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on August 1, 2021:
- SUNDAY: Matthew 6,
- MONDAY: Ephesians 5,
- TUESDAY: 1 Corinthians 12,
- WEDNESDAY: 2 Corinthians 9,
- THURSDAY: John 14,
- FRIDAY: 1 Timothy 6,
- SATURDAY: Matthew 6,
Reflecting on the Most Recent SermonSermon Series: Simple Sharing
Sermon Title: The Road to Joyful Generosity
Delivered On: July 25, 2021
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Memorize and Reflect[bible]1 Timothy 6:6[/bible] But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Prayer DirectionAsk God to show you how much you have and how good He has been to you. Pray for wisdom to never compare yourself to those who have more than you. Ask for a heart that is truly content with what you have right now. Pray for wisdom to run from the deadly pitfall of loving money and material things. Ask God to let His love for you be your greatest treasure!
“Live It!” ChallengeNoticing God’s Goodness – Use the simple prompts provided below to make a list of all the good gifts God has given you. Make a list of each…
- Who are people God has placed in your life that are a gift from above?
- Walk around the place you live, what are material things God has provided that you are thankful for?
- Walk or drive around your neighborhood, what are beautiful gifts God has given that are right around you?
- Think about the world God has made (animals, plants, people, places…), what good gifts has God created?
Small Group Discussion
What is the impact of having true contentment with what God has given and not feeling the need for anything more, bigger, or newer? What attitudes and actions mark the life of a person who is truly content?
What is the impact of never being content, always wanting more, and focusing on what we do not have yet? What attitudes and actions mark the life of a person who is discontent?
Read: 1 Timothy 6:6-10 Question?
What does the apostle Paul mean when he says, “we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”? If we really believe this, how might this change our view of material things?
The world tells us that if we can get more money, stuff, and toys, we will be happier. What warning does the apostle Paul give about falling in love with money and stuff? (Without using a name) Tell about a person you know who fell in love with money and what impact did it have on their life?
Read: 1 Timothy 6:11-16 - How might our lives change if we put our hope in God and not in wealth? What can we do to place our hope more in the God who made us and loves us?
God’s Word tells us that our Heavenly Father provides richly and that He wants us to enjoy what He has given. Tell about a couple of things God has given you that you really enjoy. How do you think God feels when He looks at you, His beloved child, while you are enjoying these good gifts from His hand?
God calls us to be rich in good deeds and to be generous and willing to share? What is one good deed you can offer a person that will show the love and generosity of God? What is one simple act of sharing you can extend to someone this week?
This passage teaches us that when we are joyfully generous, we actually store up treasures in heaven. What do you think this means? How can being generous in this life store up heavenly treasures for eternity?