Join us in-person or online at 10:30 as Pastor David continues through the book of Ecclesiastes, this week navigating through the minefield that is money.
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-I Kings 10, Ecclesiastes 2:8, 11; 4:7-8; 5:10
1. STOP ________________. START ________________.
Then I observed that most people are motivated to success because they envy their neighbors. But this, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind. (Ecclesiastes 4:4) (NLT)
A heart of peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.
Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven…(Luke 12:33a) (NLT)
2. STOP _______________. START _________________.
You only need a _____________ to ____________ a lot!
- more money does not equal more ___________________ (v.1)
- more money does not equal more ______________ (v.11)
- more money does not equal more ________________ (v.12)
Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. (Ecclesiastes 4:6)
- more money does not equal more ________________ (vs. 13-14)
- Lesson #1- You can’t take it __________ you!
- Lesson #2- Sometime, _____ takes you with _____!
But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the roof of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” (I Timothy 6:9-10)
Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have…
-Matthew 6:24, 31-33
Q1: Complete this statement… “If I had more money I would…” (be honest☺)
Q2: Can you think of a time in your life when you had “less” but seemed to enjoy it “more”? If so, explain.
Q3: Study Mathew 13:44-46. What does this parable teach about the value of money? What does this parable teach about the value of God’s Kingdom?
Q4: Read I John 2:15-17. How does this passage re-enforce what Solomon is saying in Ecclesiastes?
Q5: What do you think motivates people to “hoard”? Do you think hoarding is just a matter of degrees? Explain
Q6: How might you to store up treasure in heaven this week?
Q7: Someone once said… “When a person with experience meets a person with money, the person with experience will get the money and the person with the money will get the experience.” Have you found that to be true? If so, explain.
Q8: Someone once said that “God gave us money as a tool, a test and a testimony.” What do you think was meant by this statement?