20171203 Being Rich Part 5 Rich Towards God

WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR ____________ AND ____________ REVEALS WHAT YOU VALUE IN YOUR ______________ .

DON’T BE RICH IN THE ______________ WAY

…“The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ 18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ 20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:16-21

HOW TO BE RICH TOWARD GOD

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19
GOD WANTS YOU TO BE RICH IN GOOD ______________ .

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds… 1 Timothy 6:18

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 1 Peter 2:12

GOD WANTS YOU TO BE RICH IN ______________ .

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

GOD WANTS YOU TO BE RICH IN ______________ .

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

Main Idea:
God has blessed me with more than I need. I’m rich. I will not trust in riches, but in Him who richly provides. Because I have more, I will give more and do more – all for His glory!

Key Questions:
If someone were to look at the way you spend your money and time, what do you think they would say you value in your heart?
What does it mean to you to be rich toward God?
Which of these do you need to focus on: being rich in good deeds, generosity, or relationships? What are you going to do about it?

With your Bible or Bible App, read and discuss
Luke 12:16-21 and 1 Timothy 6:17-19.

In what situations do you find yourself most often being rich in the wrong way?
With which of your possessions do you want to be more generous? How will you do it?
Which relationships are you the richest in? How have these relationships helped you grow?
What relationship do you need to work on most? What steps will you take to improve this relationship?

Next Steps:
What’s the one thing that stood out to you most from this series? How will it help you become rich in the things that matter most?

DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Take steps to be rich in the things that matter most by reading and talking over the following Bible passages this week.
Day 1: Luke 12:13-21
Day 2: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Day 3: 1 Peter 2:11-12
Day 4: Proverbs 11:25
Day 5: John 13:34-35
Day 6: Luke 6:37-38
Day 7: 1 John 4:7-21

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