We're all tempted to put our faith in money. We're tempted to believe that if we make enough, we'll be able to control our circumstances and create a better life for ourselves. The problem with that is that the more we place our faith in money, the more it controls us. Scripture challenges us to look at our money differently because our lives are better when we place our trust in the One who richly provides. Viewing wealth through the lens of eternity loosens our grip on it and its grip on us.
1. Reflect back on this Be Rich series. What did you enjoy? What made a big impression on you?
2. Read 1 Timothy 6:17-19. What challenges you in this passage? How does it change the way you view your wealth?
3. Read Luke 12:13-21. Why does Jesus call the rich man a fool?
4. What does it mean to be rich towards God? What does it mean to store up treasures in heaven?
5. Sam talked about what is temporary and what is eternal. Why do you think we are tempted to invest so much of our time, energy, emotions, and money in what is temporary rather than what is eternal?
6. What is one thing you can do this week to begin viewing wealth through the lens of eternity? What can this group do to support you?