Worship Center
Act Your Wage - Part 1: "Master Money"
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    2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Monday 7:00 PM
God offers a path from financial pressure to financial peace through wise stewardship and generosity.
1. Accept that God is the owner and I am the steward.
Matthew 25:14-15 NLT

14 “Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. 15 He gave five bags of silver (25:15 Greek talents; also throughout the story. A talent is equal to 75 pounds or 34 kilograms) to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip.
2. Be content with what God has entrusted to me.
3. Trust that the God I know, knows best.
Matthew 25:37-40 NLT

37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, (25:40 Greek my brothers) you were doing it to me!’
The path of wise stewardship and generosity takes us from financial pressure to financial peace so we can participate in the Kingdom of God.
Small Group Outline & Discussion Questions
Celebrate and Care:

Have each person share a high and low from this past week.
Big Idea:

When we understand that God is the owner and we are stewards then he should be the primary influence on how we manage our money.
Open Up:

What is the coolest thing you ever used that actually belonged to someone else?
Discuss:

Choose one or two questions for your group to discuss as time allows.

- What’s your best tip for being content?

- What are some areas where it is easy to think, “When I have more I will do better”?

- Read Luke 16:13. Why is this true?

- Pastor Matt said, “The reward for managing well is more responsibility with less stress.” How does that work?

- The servant with one bag buried and hid the money he was given. What are some things we have been given that we may be tempted to hide or bury?
Engage:

Spend 1-2 minutes in silence with these questions then share your thoughts.

What is one thing you have been entrusted with that God wants you to steward well?

Is there anything new you need to practice to make that happen?


Close together in prayer.