CHASING CARROTS – MONEY & STUFF
Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!
Before we jump into our study, let’s take a moment to remember that there are THREE things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather:
– Movement towards Each Other
– Movement towards God
– Movement towards our Community
Our questions follow this same format. All of the questions are designed towards movement. We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.
**Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other. Use the questions that are help and skip the rest.
CURRENT SERIES: Chasing Carrots
What really makes for a happy life? A dream job, a bigger house, or a new relationship? If you’re always hungry for the next big thing, but frustrated because it never seems to satisfy, you might be Chasing Carrots. It’s time to hop off the treadmill and chase after something real. This five-week series is about the things people commonly chase after that only bring fleeting happiness, fulfillment, or validation.
We have a FUSION class starting Sunday April 11, 9am on campus called:
LifeStyle Evangelism – Don’t Read the Menu. If you have ever been nervous about sharing your faith, we would encourage you to sign up at gracepointkitsap.info/fusion
Two Weeks Ago:
What does life stewardship mean to you? Spend some time this week to pray about it.
“And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”” Luke 12:15
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is your favorite vegetable?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is a “first world problem” you find yourself complaining about the most?
How much money do you think you need to live?
How much money do you think you need to be happy?
What is the difference in those two questions?
Read Luke 12:15
What does it mean to covet?
Who do you regularly compare yourself to?
What kind of upgrade would you want in your life?
What does the second part of that verse mean?
How can Christians in what we consider poorer countries seems to be so happy?
Read Luke 12:16-21
Was the man’s problem being rich? Explain
What does it mean to be rich towards God?
Read Matthew 6:19-21
What does it mean to have an earthly mentality versus a Heaven mentality?
What does it mean to “invest” in Heaven?
Why is it difficult to stay focused there?
Read 1 Timothy 6:6-7; Ecclesiastes 5:10
What does it mean to be content?
If money and stuff won’t provide contentment, why do we pursue it beyond reason?
Where is the line between having enough and being generous?
Read Proverbs 30:8-9
When it comes to “stuff” what does it mean to live a balanced life?
How balanced is your life?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Take some time this week and read Luke 12:15-21 and answer these questions:
Where is your treasure? How would your friends answer that about you?
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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