Week 5 || Restart Smart || How To Make The Most Of Everything You Own
Text: Proverbs 11:24-25, 10; 14:31
Conversation Starters help us dig deeper, connecting Sunday’s sermons with our everyday lives. These prompts have been designed to help Community Groups grow in their relationship with God, with one another, and with their neighbors.
Money is a touchy subject. Hearts start beating faster and defenses go up whenever it’s mentioned. But the Proverbs take a different approach, addressing money almost more than any other theme. Could it be that we’ve got it wrong? Is there wisdom in taking a closer look at how we relate to money?
What makes talking about money and generosity so difficult?
Think about the last time you were the recipient of incredible generosity. What emotions did you experience in that moment?
READ PROVERBS 11:24-25. What is it about generous giving that brings joy to life? And what is it about stingy withholding that makes life less enjoyable?
At Christ Community, we often say that the “generous life is the best life.” What do you think? Can you name moments when you’ve found this idea to ring true in your own life? What about moments when you’ve found it challenging to embrace?
Money is powerful. It shapes us as we use it, and it has been used by many for both great good and great evil. How have you experienced money’s power in your own life - either for good or for ill?
PRAY. Spend time giving thanks to God for his provision in your life. Seek God's wisdom in discerning areas in your life where you can grow in generosity.