How to Be Rich and Godly

Mission – Feb 12, 2017 – 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Discussion Questions:

  • Why does it feel natural to depend on ourselves?
  • What parts of the life and work of Jesus encourage you grow in humility?
  • How can you tangibly give glory to God for the material things in your life – what does that look like?
  • In what way did Jesus give of himself for you?

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Instructions for the Rich

Abbotsford – Feb 5, 2017 – 1 Timothy 6:17-19

Discussion Questions:

  • How does the fact that God has provided us all our stuff help us enjoy it?
  • Why should you share your stuff?
  • How can we invest our money in such a way as to “take hold of the life that is truly life”? (1 Timothy 6:19)
  • In light of the whole sermon series, where have you been challenged and/or encouraged in your view of and use of your money? What steps can we take in becoming doers of the Word and not hearers only (James 1:22)?

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Mission  –  Jan 29, 2017  –  Luke 19:1-10

Discussion Questions:

  • How has Jesus encountered you unexpectedly?
  • What kind of company do you think would cause your friends and family to murmur like the crowds did when they saw Jesus spend time with Zacchaeus?
  • Would your bank statement demonstrate an uncommon response to the grace Jesus has shown you?

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Contentment: Part 2

Mission  –  Jan 22, 2017  –  1 Tim 6:3-10

Discussion Questions:

  • What is your most valuable earthly possession?
  • Is being wealthy a good thing? Why or why not?
  • What does sacrificial giving look like for you?

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A Money Story: A Wee Little Man

Abbotsford  –  Jan 29, 2017  –  Luke 19:1-10

Discussion Questions:

  • How would the culture at large have viewed Zacchaeus? What are some contemporary equivalents?
  • Is it surprising to you that Jesus stops and invites himself to Zacchaeus’ home? Why or why not?
  • Would you describe the Christian church as radically generous? Why or why not?
  • How can we become more generous? There were 3 suggestions in the sermon…
    • Recognize that your stuff isn’t yours but God’s.
    • Recognize that your excess is an opportunity to bless, not hoard.
    • Commit to act, not just talk

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Countering Poor Teaching on Riches

Abbotsford  –  Jan 22, 2017  –  1 Tim 6:6-10

Discussion Questions:

  • What’s the difference between storing things up for ourselves and being rich towards God? What does it look like to be rich towards God? (Hint: Luke 12:32-33)
  • Do you find the simple description of what ought to make us content shocking? If so, why? If not, why not?
  • What are the dangers of loving money listed in this passage? What does it look like to love money?

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January 15, 2017 – Phillippians 4:13

The Secret of Contentment

Abbotsford  –  Jan 15, 2017  –  Philippians 4:10-13

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Ask For Enough

Mission  –  Jan 8, 2017  –  Proverbs 30:7-9

Neither Poverty Nor Riches

Abbotsford  –  Jan 8, 2017  –  Proverbs 30:7-9

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