Missed the Own It D-Group last night? Stay on top of the conversation by watching the video and then engaging the discussion questions with your family/friends or by reflecting/journaling them on your own.
Bottom Line You can own money, but it doesn’t have to own you.
Scripture “The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their
money on sin” (Proverbs 10:16 NLT).
Talk/Think about this
- What would you do if you had more money?
- What do you think people mean when they say, “Money is power”?
- In what ways do you feel powerless when it comes to money?
- What are some things you DO have control over when it comes to money?
- How can trusting Jesus change the way people handle money?
- How can practicing generosity change your perspective of money?
- What’s one way you can be generous this week?
Try this God designed us to enjoy being generous. Instead of buying something for yourself this week, look for something you could give to someone else.
Bottom Line When it comes to money, own your attitude.
Scripture “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’ The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day’” (Matthew 20:8-12 NIV).
Talk/think about this
- When was a time when you couldn’t buy something or go somewhere because you didn’t have the money (or your parents wouldn’t give it to you)?
- In what ways have you seen the subject of money cause stress in peoples’ families?
- What do you think your parents should be responsible for giving you?
- Why do we feel unsatisfied with what we have when we see people who have more?
- Throughout the Bible, we see that God has a lot to say about money. Why do you think it’s a subject that God talks about a lot?
- Why is it a big deal when you tell your parents “thank you” for the things they provide?
- What are two things you own that you’re grateful for right now?
Try this The best way to fight ingratitude is to practice gratitude. Look for any opportunity you can take to say thanks to your parents for something they have given you. Don’t put this off–try it today!