Sermon Notes

Adventure of Trust
“A Trustworthy Steward Plans”
Proverbs 21:5

  1. God is a planner
    1. God’s plan for our salvation started before creation.
    2. Jesus lived according to God’s plan.
    3. The adventure of trust is learning to trust God and His plans.
    4. God’s plan for teaching us how to trust is to entrust us.
  2. God calls us to plan
    1. Biblical wisdom calls for wise planning.
    2. A plan is a pathway to get us where we want to be.
    3. A financial plan is a budget; a plan for God’s money.
    4. Money is a discipleship issue.
  3. 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:
    1. See where the money is going
    2. Spend less than you earn
    3. Serve God not money
    4. Start returning to God His tithe
    5. Save every time you get paid
    6. Slash consumer debt
    7. Set some aside to be generous

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: 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?
  3. Be honest: where are you really placing your trust?
    How do you know?
  4. Agree or disagree: “If you don’t trust God with your money, you don’t trust God.”
    And, why do you agree or disagree?
  5. 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?
  6. What is your plan for becoming a trustworthy steward?
  7. 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?
  8. What’s the difference between becoming wealthy and being a good steward? Does being a good steward result in wealth?