The Best Question Ever Week 7

Series Big Idea

One Question That Changes Everything.  What is the wise thing to do?

Teaching Big Idea

I am wise when generosity is my priority.

 

BEGIN IN PRAYER

Begin this session in prayer. Consider asking for humility in the face of God’s teachings. Pray for wisdom.

 

TALK IT OVER

Ice Breaker

  • How did you learn to manage money?  
  • Are you a saver or a spender?
  • What influences your spending decisions?
  • Does money occupy much or little of your thinking?

 

Consider this statement: Culture’s influence on how we spend our money creates unnecessary pressure which causes us to be unhappy.

    •     Do you feel pressure to have more things?
    •     How do you handle the temptation to spend more than you make?
    •     Does spending or saving make you happy?

 

DIG IN

Scripture

Give, and it will be given to you.  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap.  For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 (NIV)

 

Observation & Interpretation

Read and discuss:

    1. Can you remember the first time you gave money to someone or something?
    2. Discuss how you feel when you are generous.
    3. What is the most generous thing you ever been given.
    4. How easy is it to trust God with this?

 

Discuss how the way you handle money adds to God’s glory.

 

CONCLUDE

Pray for courage to come in step with God’s wisdom.