Prosperity 29 Jul

(Message 8) “I owe you one!” We’ll make that statement when we’re thankful for what someone has done. Some seem to think that God owes us one or that He has promised us some kind of prosperity. Join us as we take a look at what the Proverbs say about money and prosperity. #gcpitythefool

Money:

  1. Where does it come from?
    • Money is a blessing from God
  2. How do we handle it?
    • Know the condition of your “flocks”
    • Give it away
  3. What does it matter anyway?
    • Our money does not belong to us
    • Our money cannot save us

 

Scripture used: Proverbs 10:22, 11:25, 21:21, 22:2, 10:22, 27:23-24, 11:4; Mark 10:21-22; Matthew 6:19-21

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  1. Read Proverbs 10:22, Proverbs 11:25, Proverbs 21:21, Proverbs 22:2, Proverbs 27:23-24, Mark 10:21-22, Matthew 6:19-21. As you reflect on these verses, what stands out the most to you? Why?
  2. As you reflect on the message, what one principle or insight stands out as being particularly
    1. helpful?
    2. insightful?
    3. difficult to grasp?
    4. challenging?
  3. What do the passages and the message teach you about God? What do they teach you about yourself?
  4. How could the next week be different if you incorporated these truths into your life?

Questions for further discussion from Casey:

  1. Have you ever felt like God owed you something?
  2. What do you think of the idea that God owes us nothing?
  3. Do you think Karma is real? Why is it so appealing? Why is it not real?
  4. Would you say you know the condition of your “flocks”?
  5. Do you believe everyone should tithe? Why or why not? What does the Bible say?
  6. Why does God call some people to poverty and others to wealth?
  7. What has God called you to? Have you ever thought that God was calling you to poverty?
  8. What do you think happened to the rich man in Mark 10? Did he end up with treasure in heaven?
  9. How does the idea of a “Day of Wrath” make you feel? Afraid? Indignant? Justified?
  10. Is there a “little god” in your life that you love more than Jesus?
  11. What is in your life that you need to give up to follow Jesus?

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS:

Day 1: Proverbs 29

Day 2: Proverbs 30

Day 3: Proverbs 31

Day 4: Proverbs 1

Day 5: Proverbs 2

Day 6: Proverbs 3

Day 7: Proverbs 4

Other messages in this series: