Adventure of Trust
“A Trustworthy Steward Plans”
- God is a planner
- God’s plan for our salvation started before creation.
- Jesus lived according to God’s plan.
- The adventure of trust is learning to trust God and His plans.
- God’s plan for teaching us how to trust is to entrust us.
- God calls us to plan
- Biblical wisdom calls for wise planning.
- A plan is a pathway to get us where we want to be.
- A financial plan is a budget; a plan for God’s money.
- Money is a discipleship issue.
- God’s Word provides the wisdom we need to plan financially
A biblical plan to help you be a Trustworthy Steward of God’s money:
- See where the money is going
- Spend less than you earn
- Serve God not money
- Start returning to God His tithe
- Save every time you get paid
- Slash consumer debt
- Set some aside to be generous
Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered
- Check in: How has God been using your devotional time?
- Icebreaker: In general, do you prefer to plan or go with the flow?
Are you an over packer or an under packer?
When you are going away camping or on vacation, do you make a list, or do you just start packing?
- Be honest: where are you really placing your trust?
How do you know?
- Agree or disagree: “If you don’t trust God with your money, you don’t trust God.”
And, why do you agree or disagree?
- What do you think are God’s goals for your finances?
Is it God’s goal for us to become wealthy? How do you know?
- What is your plan for becoming a trustworthy steward?
- Studies show that continuing to increase your income does not continue to increase your contentment after a certain point.
Why do you think this is the case?
- What’s the difference between becoming wealthy and being a good steward? Does being a good steward result in wealth?