Wisdom with Wealth
Passage: Proverbs 3:9-10, Proverbs 11:1-4, 24-26, Proverbs 30:7-9
Memory Verse for the Week: Proverbs 30:7-9
"Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the LORD?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God."
Intro: “Money is a spiritual power and to control it, rules are not enough…”
DESIGNED FOR WORK & GENEROSITY
How is God both productive and generous?
POOR, CORRUPT & BROKEN
How has sin changed the default mode of our hearts?
FILLED IN CHRIST
How does the Bible’s view of money often puzzle people?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US...
1. Worship the LORD, God Almighty, for how He builds and shares. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for how He is generous with all He has created and for His design of us in His likeness.
2. How have you lived doubting God’s call to produce or share, whether by refusing to be productive or by not sharing what you’ve produced? Confess your unbelief to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to change your heart.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for His work to save us from our guilt and ruin. Thank Him for His willingness to produce a record of righteousness and share it with us, especially when we have been so stingy and corrupt!
4. Who do you know that is stingy or corrupt (and it may be you)? Pray for them, asking the Lord to help them see why they can trust Him and why living productively and generously really is a better way to live.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to grow you in your fullness of heart. Pray for such an awareness of His feeding you with what is needful that you are not enticed by worldly treasures – and that you would grow more generous!
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.