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More (discussion questions)

Each week I develop discussion or reflection questions to accompany my messages at Eastbrook Church. This past weekend I preached a message entitled “More” from our current series “Real Rich.” Here they are!

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think it means to be generous?

2. As we continue our series, “Real Rich,” this week, we are going to explore the topic of generosity. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.

3. The starting point for generosity with others is God’s generosity with us. Take some time to read the following Scripture passages, and then describe, in your own words, the generosity of God: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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Less (discussion questions)

Each week I develop discussion or reflection questions to accompany my messages at Eastbrook Church. This past weekend I preached a message entitled “Less” from our new series “Real Rich.” Here they are!

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think it means to honor God with your finances?

2. As we continue our series, “Real Rich,” this week, we are going to explore a number of Scripture passages related to honoring God with our everyday finances. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.

3. Last week, Pastor Jim Caler talked about responding to God’s grace in our lives by giving back a portion of what we have to honor God. Let’s begin this study by looking now at an overall perspective toward money and finances from Matthew 6:19-34. Whether you are alone or with a group, read that passage aloud.

4. How would you summarize Jesus’ teaching about our attitude and relationship toward money in Matthew 6:19-24? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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Less

Real reach 4I continued our series “Real Rich” this weekend at Eastbrook Church with a message entitled “Less.” In this message, I attempted to pull together a wide variety of biblical principles and values that help us honor God in our finances.

The outline for the message is below. You can listen to the message online here or download it via the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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His (discussion questions)

Each week I develop discussion or reflection questions to accompany my messages at Eastbrook Church. This past weekend I preached a message entitled “His” from our new series “Real Rich.” Here they are!

Discussion Questions:

1. What do you think it means to be rich?

2. As we begin this new series, “Real Rich,” we want to get our overall perspective on our finances and resources in order. Before you begin your study, ask God to speak to you through the Scripture.

3. Take a look at the following Scripture passages and identify what the main idea is of each one of them: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Eastbrook, Scripture reflections

 

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His

Real reach 4This weekend I began a new series at Eastbrook Church entitled “Real Rich” with a message entitled “His.” The sermon was an exploration of the simple yet far-reaching theme:

God owns everything and all that we have is His.

The outline for the message is below. You can listen to the message online here or download it via the Eastbrook web-site here. You can also visit Eastbrook Church on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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Real Rich

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Join us in January at Eastbrook Church as we journey through a new sermon series entitled “Rich.”

What does it mean to be rich? We see get-rich-quick schemes all around us, and the lottery is more popular than it ever has been. But…what does it mean to really be rich? As we start the year, we want to redefine ‘rich’ biblically and order our lives accordingly according to themes of generosity and stewardship of all that God has given us. Hopefully, we can enter into deeper conversation and reflection about what we have and what to do with it.

January 4/5 – “His” – God owns everything. All that we have has been given to us by Him. We are temporary stewards of God’s treasure on behalf of God.

January 11/12 – “Mine” – If God owns everything and we are temporary stewards, we should steward what He has given us wisely. This week we will look at aligning our finances with kingdom values. We will explore the topic of the tithe as a basic move in giving back to God what He has given to us.

January 18/19 – “Less” What is enough? One famous wealthy individual said: “just a little bit more.” But perhaps the elusive ‘enough’ is something from which we need to step away. “Are we not prosperous enough already and missing a far richer life without the perpetual quest for needless economic growth?” What does it look like to live simply, have margin, and develop a God-honoring budget in our lives?

January 25/26 – “More” – There is something that happens when the radical nature of the Gospel gets ahold of every part of us, even our pocketbooks and bank accounts. When we realize the amazing generosity of God toward us, there is something freeing about moving forward in amazing generosity with God toward others.

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Communication, Eastbrook

 

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What About Our Finances? (Study Questions)

Here are the discussion questions that accompany my message from this past weekend at Eastbrook Church entitled “What About Our Finances?

Discussion Questions

1. Which of the following words describes the primary way that you view money:

  • Status
  • Security
  • Enjoyment
  • Control

2. Read Psalm 24:1 and 50:10-12. What are these verses saying about God? What do you think the implications are for how we view God and money?

3. Everything we have is a gift from God. Read James 1:17 and then reflect on what it means that everything we have is a gift from God. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Scripture reflections

 

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