Keeping Up With The Joneses
Preacher: Bob Bryant | Series: Balanced
I Timothy 6:6 Godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. 8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.
17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. 18 Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future.
SOMETHING FOR YOU…NOT FROM YOU
“Do not worry.” (Matthew 6:31-34)
WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?
Honor the Lord with your possessions. (Proverbs 3:9)
“Father, show me how to honor You with Your money that You entrust to me.” (Haggai 2:8; Deuteronomy 8:18; Proverbs 3:9)
FINANCIAL PEACE FOR YOUR FAMILY
“Count the cost.” (Luke 14:28)
Be knowin’ where it’s goin’
CHASE WHAT MATTERS
The borrower becomes the lender’s slave. (Proverbs 22:7)
WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET?
Be rich toward God. (Luke 12:21)
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1.Can you tell about times that you wanted to keep up with the Joneses (Joneses you know or Joneses you saw on a TV commercial)?
2.Please read this passage: But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.1 Timothy 6:9-10
3.Can you tell about someone you know who has experienced what this passage talks about?
4.Can you tell about a time that you experienced what this passage talks about?
5.Can you tell about someone you know who fits what is pictured in this diagram?
6.Do you think that this diagram has ever been true of you?
7.Please read this verse: Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 1 Timothy 6:18
8.What difference do you think it could make in your life to have this goal with what to do with money instead of trying to keep up with the Joneses.
9.Can you tell about times that you practiced 1 Timothy 6:18 and the difference it made in your life?