Shekels

Money

Money doesn't come with an owner's manual, but the Bible gives us ancient principles for modern money!

Money doesn't come with an owner's manual, but the Bible gives us ancient principles for modern money!

March 21, 2021
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Craig Walker
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Introduction

This week we begin a series titled Shekels. A shekel was a unit of weight in the Old Testament. Later the term was used to denote a specific amount of money, coinage. Over the next two weeks we will see what God has to say about money and finances.

Discussion Questions

(The goal is to grow in our relationship with Christ and each other. It is ok if you don’t cover every question.)

1. Would you say your priorities revolve mostly around yourself or someone else? Explain. Have your priorities changed over time? How so?

2. Have a volunteer Read Matthew25:14-15. Since we’re each given talents in different measures, does that mean some of us aren’t expected to work as hard as others? Explain.

3. When someone goes on a journey, what can you infer about the future plans of that person? Why do you think Jesus wants to remind us that He is returning one day?

4. Have a volunteer read Matthew 25:16-18. What is scary about going all out for Jesus with the talents He’s entrusted to you?

5. In the parable, the servant who buried the talents is called “evil,” loses everything, and is thrown into the “outer darkness.” What, then, can we say about those who truly know the Lord?

6. What about our church and this group, specifically, would be different if we were to give our full attention to God’s priorities?

7. What is God calling you to do as a result of this week’s passage? How can this group help you in that?                                                                                                   

Moving Forward

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.” Proverbs12:11 NIV

Changing Your Mind

You can gain wealth and never have peace because you will worry about losing it. Worried about the stock market, recession, will I have enough to make it when I retire, and your life can be full sorrow. When your money has the blessing of God upon it, you can have peace.

Prayer

Close in prayer. Thank God for entrusting you with His priorities until Jesus returns. Commit to be His faithful servant in the days ahead.

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