Stupid Should Hurt – Fool’s Gold (Part 2)

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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: Stupid Should Hurt – Lessons from the Book of Proverbs

Have you ever thought to yourself or even said out loud, “What in the world were they thinking?” Sadly, many people play Russian Roulette with their choices all the while hoping the timeless principle of “sowing and reaping” won’t apply to them.

Last Week: Are you willing to make the change you just said would be beneficial to you? How can we help you stick to it?

Two Weeks Ago: What does it mean for you to be generous with God? Would you be willing to ask God about that this week?

Key Verse:

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 9 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.Proverbs 30:8–9

Movement Towards Each Other
 (know the people in your group)
How much money does someone need to have to be rich?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)

What is the last purchase you made?
Outside of a house, what is the most expensive item you’ve ever purchased?
Are you still happy with that purchase?
What would you do if you had to spend a million dollars in one day?
What does it mean that money is amoral, neither good or bad?
Do you agree with this statement “It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits”? Why/why not?
Read Read Proverbs 23:4-5; Proverbs 11:28
What is the difference between a need and a want?
What is something that you “want” to spend money on?
Are having wants a bad thing? Can they become a bad thing? How?
How can asking the question “Is this a need or want” before you make a purchase save you money?
Read Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 22:7
How can credit cards be dangerous?
What does it mean for the borrower to be a “slave” to the lender?
If I need to finance something on a credit card, should that give me pause or just go for it?
What is a good way to get out of credit card debt?
Read Proverbs 21:5; Proverbs 27:23
How is using a budget beneficial?
How is sticking to a budget even more beneficial?
Why is that difficult?
Read Proverbs 13:7; Proverbs 21:20
When it comes to making a purchase, what does it mean “Just because I can doesn’t mean I should”?
What is your criteria for making a large purchase, especially if you can afford it?
Read Proverbs 30:8-9
What does it mean to be content financially?
Name some ways that you are currently experiencing God’s blessings
What is one takeaway you got from Sunday?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
How can you apply what we learned about money this week?

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