Wisdom & Wealth #1: First Things First

June 4, 2017 Speaker: Keith Ferguson Series: Wisdom & Wealth

Passage: Proverbs 15:16, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Proverbs 3:5–3:6, Proverbs 11:28, Proverbs 18:11, Proverbs 3:13–3:15, Proverbs 28:20–20:26, Proverbs 3:9–3:10, Proverbs 11:7

Wisdom & Wealth #1: First Things First

The Relationship Between God and Money

1) God is a Greater _____________ Than Wealth

2) Jesus is a Better _____________ Than Riches

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

How to Think About Wealth

1) Wealth is a Blessing When Used _____________

2) Wealth is a Curse When Used ______________

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

What to Do First With Your Money

1) Before You Do Anything Else, _________ a Portion Back to God

2) Keep An ____________ Perspective in Everything

FIRST THINGS FIRST:

Growth Group Discussion Guide

Sermon Response:

(1) What was your primary take-away from the sermon on Sunday? How did the Lord challenge you to apply the truth that you heard?

Study the Word:

(1) Read Proverbs 3:1-15. Solomon clearly wants his son to value several things more than riches. According to these verses, what should we seek first before we seek wealth? Do you agree with Solomon’s teaching? Why?

(2) Read Proverbs 28:19-27. The author lays out multiple instructions here on how to think about money. Which proverb in this passage most challenges you personally? Why do you think we need so many proverbs to learn how to manage our money with wisdom?

Personal Application:

(1) What does it look like for you to work hard to grow your personal wealth and yet keep money in its proper place in your life? In other words, how are you doing in not making money an idol in your heart?

(2) How are you doing in your personal giving right now? Do you give regularly, proportionally, and joyfully? Based on this week’s study, what is your next step in giving back to God?

Preached @ Cityview Bible Church: 6/4/17
Available for download at www.cityviewbible.org/sermons

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