Sermon Notes

Adventure of Trust
“A Relationship of Trust”
Mark 12:13-17

God is arranging life to teach us to trust him.

  1. God Wants Us to Come to Him
    • With Honesty
    • With Trust
  2. God Wants Us to Give to Him
    • Our lives: Because we are made in His image
    • All we have: Because everything belongs to Him
    • Our money: Because money always involves trust
  3. God Wants Us to Trust in Him
    • God is the Trustworthy Owner
    • We are to be Trustworthy Stewards
      • The Adventure of Trust is the process of becoming a Trustworthy Steward.
      • Learning to be a trustworthy steward is part of learning to be more like Jesus: stewardship is a discipleship issue!
      • God entrusts us in order to teach us to trust.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered

LifeGroup Questions

  1. Check in: How has God been using your devotional time?
  2. Icebreaker: Who in your life would you absolutely trust to catch you in a trust fall? Who wouldn’t you trust?
    Why?
  3. Have you ever borrowed something and were embarrassed about how you used it when you gave it back?
    Or, have you ever felt particularly good about an item you returned?
  4. Why do we find it difficult to trust God?
  5. What does it mean that God has made us to trust?
    How do you see this principle at work in your life?
  6. What are some things that God owns that are hard to let Him have?
  7. If someone looked at your finances, what would they conclude about your view of God?
  8. Is there anything holding you back from giving your heart completely to God?