Stewardship-Talk It Over

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Conversation Starter:

Have you ever really wanted something, only to be disappointed after you bought? Share what it was and why you were disappointed.  

Key Scriptures

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another…” -Romans 13:8

“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

“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.” -Proverbs 13:11

Discussion Questions:

   1. A biblical definition of stewardship can be defined as: “Utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” 

       The central essence of biblical stewardship is managing everything God brings into our lives in a manner that honors God and impacts eternity.

  • How can being a good steward of our finances honor God and contribute to the betterment of His creation?
  • How does this compare to our culture’s attitude to how we handle our paychecks?

   2. How does debt affect your mental state? How does it affect your family?
   3. How would you handle your money differently if you were completely debt free?
   4. Pastor James mentioned 3 things to PRAY…

  • God, give me understanding.
    How Well do you understand your finances?
  • God, give me a plan.
    Does budgeting and debt reduction baffle you?
  • God, give me self-control.
    What part does self-control (or lack of it) play in the state of our finances?

   5. If you had access to information that would teach you how to handle your money better and work your way out of debt, would you take advantage of it?

  • Have you signed up for Financial Peace University yet?

Application:

  • Pray for God to help you to be faithful in giving.
  • Identify one area in which you can cut back and apply that money toward debt reduction.
  • Sign up for Financial Peace University. (If you need more information about FPU, please call the church office. 623-846-3497)