In light of this week’s message, we encourage you to consider these questions and dig in a little deeper with your personal study, with your family, or with your small group.
1. Why do you think the topic of money is so difficult for many people to be open and honest about? What types of anxiety does this topic cause for you?
2. In this series called “Not my God” we are taking a deep dive into the problems the love of money can cause when it has the wrong priority. Read Matthew 6:24, what stands out to you? What are some ways you can be enslaved to money?
3. Read 1 Timothy 6:2-10. Paul instructs Timothy with several lessons about finance, godliness, contentment, and the love of money. Which of these lessons do you struggle with most?
4. Read Philippians 4:6-13. What does Paul say is (at least part of) the answer to being anxious?
5. There are many ways we can worry about money. If you don’t have enough, you worry about getting some. If you have a lot, you worry about how to invest it, keeping up with the Joneses, how to not be taken advantage of etc. Talk about the struggle you personally have with worrying, and specifically, worrying over money. Why do you think we worry and in what ways is it not helpful? Pray about your anxieties and with prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
(If finances are a deep problem for you or someone in your group, encourage them to sign up for Financial Peace University at forkchristian.org/events)