Monday, September 7, 2015

Questions: The Story Of A Man Who Fell In The Money Pit

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we began a new series $toryteller and talked about "The Story Of A Man Who Fell In The Money Pit." If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. If you got a lot of money, what would be something you'd love to buy? 
  2. Read Luke 15:11-20
  3. One mistake the prodigal son made was to overestimate the importance of wealth. How have you seen that problem in your life?
  4. A second mistake he made was to be suckered in by instant gratification. When is a time you spent money you shouldn't have because of a desire for instant gratification?
  5. Another mistake he made was to spend more than he had. This is very common today. When have you seen it in your life? How have you struggled or suffered because of it?
  6. The prodigal son took some steps that turned his life around. They were also the right steps for him to take financially, and for us. The first was to acknowledge his bondage. What are some of the financial issues you struggle with and need to acknowledge?
  7. Second, we see the prodigal son developing a plan of attack to get him out of the place he was in. If you were to make a plan of attack to get you in a better place financially, what might that plan include?
  8. The prodigal son also made a decision. Will you decide today to fight against financial bondage (if you're in it) and work (with God) to get out of it?
  9. The prodigal son decided to trust and submit to the will of his father. How do you think trusting God and submitting to His will could change your financial situation moving forward? What's keeping you from making that decision?
  10. Accountability Question:  How have you made spending time with God a priority this week?
  11. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)