Study Guide


The Most Dangerous 4-letter Word!

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“Life can never be measured by the amount of things we possess.” Yet, our culture seems to manipulate, influence, and disciple us to want, need, gather, and maintain MORE. Discover what Jesus taught about the hold that money and possessions can have on us. And in turn, how we can make simple yet difficult changes to loosen the grip that stuff and money have on us. Join Pastor Becky Fitch for Week 3 of Living Generously.  

Opening Questions 
  • Describe one of your most prized possessions. What makes it prized? 
  • Define wantdesire, and need. Describe a time when those words were hard to define due to the situation at hand.
  • Read Luke 12:13-21.
Study Questions

Below is a list of questions designed to help you continue the conversation at a personal, community group, and broader Church level. You are welcome to answer one, answer all, and/or supplement additional questions based on individual needs. 

  • What stands out to you about the passage you just read?
  • What can get in the way of living generously?
  • Think of the connection between propaganda and purchases. When was the last time you purchased something after seeing or hearing an advertisement? 
  • What does it mean to be "rich toward God?" (v. 21) Do you know someone who meets this description? Why?
  • What would it look like to handle your money and possessions in a way that acknowledges God? 
  • What are some of the obstacles that get in the way of handling your money and possessions in this way? 
  • How can we practically take an active stand against the gravitational pull of money and possessions in our life? Share some examples that resonate with you. 

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