Home Team Discussion Guide

You Can't Serve God and Money

BIG IDEA:
You can’t serve God and money.
SERIES VALUES:
  • Our treasure reveals our heart.
  • Greed blinds us to the real condition of our hearts.
  • Jesus traded all His treasure to make us His treasure.
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:19-24 NIV
OPENING QUESTIONS:
  1. Who was your “enemy” you tried to love this week? How did it go?
  2. What is one thing that you are thankful for from last week?
  3. What is something that was stressful or difficult this week and how can we help?

IN THE WORD:
  1. Read Matthew 6:19-24 in two translations and then have a few people retell what Jesus said in their own words.
  2. What does this story tell us about God? What does this story tell us about people?
  3. What does Jesus mean when He says the eyes are the lamp of the body? What does that have to do with our treasure?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
  1. What is something you obsess about?
  2. What do you think are common financial blind spots for Christ followers?
  3. What makes it easy to excuse or dismiss greed in our lives?
  4. What step do you need to make to be more generous in your life? Who can hold you accountable to that?
  5. How can we pray for you and for each other as we do this in the coming week?

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