This Week's Resources
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"The Problem With Money"
Matthew 6: 19-24
CORE52 SERMON SERIES
Next Sub-Series: APEX
We come to the Apex of our studying through the Bible. The Sermon on the Mount is the most influential speech in human history with no close second. It summarizes all of the Psalms, the prophets and the law we have covered so far!
Multiple times in this single speech Jesus dropped a bomb shell that altered religious thought. Each week we will look at one of those revolutionary statements that literally changed the course of history.
Main theme discussion
Share an example of when you spent money on something and then gave it lots of time, energy, or attention?
Can you think of a time when your pursuit of money kept you from fully pursuing God?
Can you affirm from experience it is more blessed to give than receive?
What do you sense God is prompting you to do as a next step toward generosity? What resource(s) do you need to take that next step of faith? (Training, accountability, education, debt reduction).
“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” (Luke 22:19–20, ESV)
Father, as You have given so much to me, may I learn how to give more of myself to You. May I learn how to be generous with all you have given me. In Jesus’ Name. AMEN
Generic discussion thoughts
If you are looking for some questions to help stimulate discussion these might be helpful.
* What is something that stood out to you in this passage?
* Are there any words, phrases or references that are unfamiliar?
* Is this passage talking about something culturally different to what we're used to?
* What did the author intend for us to understand by writing this?
* How does this passage fit with the passages around it?
* Are there other parts in the Bible that talk something similar to this passage?