October 23 – 29

Weekly Reading for October 23 – 29

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Get Real
Sermon Title: When We Get Real About Our Physical Health, God Renews Us

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on October 30, 2022:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Get Real
Sermon Title: When We Get Real About Our Finances
Delivered On: October 23, 2022


Memorize and Reflect

Ecclesiastes 5:10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

Prayer Direction

Thank God for the blessings in your life, both material and non-material. Ask God to show you where your view of finances differs from His view. Pray for your heart, perspective and actions to more closely align with God’s will for your finances. Seek his wisdom and direction on how to share generously and do it with joy and gratitude.

“Live It!” Challenge

Create a budget or expense tracker to record where your money goes. Identify 2-3 areas that are surprising or stand out. Set monthly goals for saving and giving. Invite someone to help you stick to these goals.

Small Group Discussion

  1. What views of wealth, debt, and generosity did you experience growing up? How have your views changed over the years?

  2. Read: Matthew 6:25-34. In what ways does money cause anxiety in your life? In what ways do you look at money to provide you with what you need, instead of looking to God? What would it look like to be free of anxiety when it comes to money?

  3. Read: Ecclesiastes 5. What does the love of money look like?

  4. What are some ways we can honor God with our wealth? How can we dishonor God with our wealth?

  5. Tell us about one of your favorite giving experiences.

  6. If you have been successful with a budget, what have you done that worked?

  7. Read: 1 Timothy 6:10. How can a love of money derail your faith?

  8. Read: Philippians 4:12. What does contentment look like in your life? What are some situations you have been content with? How have you been discontent?

  9. What practical steps can you personally take to bring your financial life more in line with God’s perspective?