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STORYTIME: "Rich Toward God" - Luke 12:13-21

STORYTIME: "Rich Toward God" - Luke 12:13-21

Senior Pastor Jon Saur

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StoneBridge Community Church

4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA

Saturday 5:15 PM

Sunday 5:20 PM

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The Text in Context

"The law of primogeniture says (Num 27:1-11 Deut 21:15) that the first born gets a double portion. If you had two brothers, you divided the estate three ways and the oldest got two parts. So guess which son this is [in this weekend's scripture]? He is the youngest son. If [the youngest son] is asking this, what does that tell us about..." Click link to read more.
Sermon Outline:

1. Parables

2. Possessions in Luke

3. The Rich Farmer

4. Absurdity

5. Planning for God

1. Look at your plans for the next week and the next month.

2. Where have you included God in your plans? Where have you not?

3. Look at your finances.

4. Where have you included God in your finances? Where have you not?

5. Include God in your plans and finances in areas you haven't.

1. What is the Rich farmer's main problem?

2. How does this weekend's scripture challenge modern views on wealth and possessions? What does it teach us about the dangers of greed?

3. If you are familiar with the idea of a personal S.H.A.P.E. (Spiritual giftedness, Heart, Aptitudes, Personality, & Experience), in what ways can you apply the principle of stewardship to your own life? How can your S.H.A.P.E. be optimized for the greater good?

4. Describe what this weekend's parable suggests about the fleeting nature of wealth and the futility of selfish accumulation?

5. In light of this weekend's parable, what practical steps can we take to cultivate generosity and compassion in our lives?

6. Discuss the contrast between the rich man's perceived success and God's judgment. What might be some alternative measures of success?

7. How can you include God in your plans more? What does it mean to include God in your plans?
The six day, devotional plan below, The 5 Essentials of Stewardship, includes additional discussion questions at the conclusion of each day that you may find helpful.

The 5 Essentials of Stewardship

The 5 Essentials of Stewardship

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