For Further Study:
Community Group Homework
For the week of October 2, 2016
Looking back at your notes from this weekend’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1. If the fire department came to your house and said you have one minute to evacuate, what things would you grab? What things of value would be easiest for you to let burn?
2. Mike brought up the question of “What do we value?” What’s something of value you’ve worked hard to earn?
1. We have all worked really hard to accumulate a bunch of “stuff” we’d ultimately leave behind if facing a crisis situation. In these moments we have an opportunity to recalibrate and evaluate how much of our time, talents and treasures are focused on self-gain or on Godly gain. As you read through the following verses, what would be modern day examples of putting them into action?
Of your time, talents and treasures, which is easiest for you to use in building God’s kingdom? Which is most challenging?
Which of these verses helps you deal with your selfishness the most and why?
2. We heard this weekend humility is having an accurate view of ourselves. Humility is also about being open about our struggles and weaknesses. How do the following verses help us see how God works through our weaknesses?
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
How would you describe your willingness to be open about weaknesses in your work, school or home life (answer for all settings that apply to you)?
3. This weekend, Mike took us through 1 Timothy 6:17-19 and encouraged us to think about our generosity towards God. While our finances are a part of being generous, there’s also an expansion of God’s view of generosity that surpasses giving financially. As you read through the passage again, write down anything it says about what it takes to be rich and generous towards God and then answer the following questions.
What grade would you give yourself on how you’re doing on what you wrote?
Can you think of any examples of people being generous to you in non-financial ways?
TAKING IT HOME
As you look back at this week’s teaching and study, what is most important for you to remember and why?