What’s your goal?
Haggai 2:8 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” says the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:18 “The Lord your God, is He who gives you power to get wealth.”
I Chronicles 29:11 “O Lord… all that is in earth is Yours; 12 Riches…come from You. 18 Keep this forever in the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You.”
Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your possessions.
QUESTIONS FOR LIFE
1.If you tracked your spending last week, did you learn anything that was surprising to you?
2.Before you heard today’s message, what do you think your answer would have been to the question, “What’s your number one goal regarding your money?
3.Please read these passages: “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,” says the Lord. Haggai 2:8
“The Lord your God, is He who gives you power to get wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:18
O Lord… all that is in earth is Yours; 12 Riches…come from You. 18 Keep this forever in the thoughts of the heart of Your people, and fix their heart toward You. I Chronicles 29:11
Honor the Lord with your possessions. Proverbs 3:9
4.Based on these passages, what do you now think your number one financial goal should be?
5.Based on these passages, what would be the difference between being an owner and being a steward?
6.Is it hard to see yourself as a steward rather than an owner? Why do you think that is?
7.What differences do you think it will make in your life to live as a steward by the biblical goal?
8.In the past, were you taught that God told you to give 10% of your income to the church? Please explain your understanding of this at that time. How did this view affect your view of money?
9.What do the passages in question #2 say about the view that 10% of what I have belongs to God?
10.Briefly review what was said about 10% tithing in today’s message.
11.How does the Old Testament tithing compare with these New Testament passages? On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper. 1 Corinthians 16:2
Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
12.In what ways do you think you could better honor God concerning…
your spending? your debt? your taxes? your savings? your giving?