Theme: Money Plan
1. Proverbs 22:7 says, “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Have you ever borrowed something? Did you feel anxious to get it back to the person? Think about how owing money can make you a ‘servant to the lender’.
2. In Matthew 6:21, Jesus says that where our treasure is, our heart is there too. The things that are important to you are your treasure. What is important to you? New stuff? Technology? Money? Family? Friends? God wants to be the treasure in your heart (Matthew 22:37). As you listen to this episode, think about what things you treasure.
“The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender”
A: He would match whatever he saved, putting an equal amount in his savings account.
A: He decides to buy X-Monsters stuff and resell it at a profit.
In this episode, Liz learned to handle money in a way that honors God. God cares about every detail in your life, including your money and what you do with it. How you spend money can reflect what you treasure. God also asks you to be generous and to help others. Managing money responsibly can help you serve others. Plan also to to give to the causes of the Kingdom—mission work, the poor, the sick (Micah 6:8; 1 Timothy 6:8-10; 2 Corinthians 9:9-13). Can you share a time with your family that you were blessed because you gave?
Can you dig deeper and finish these Bible verses about money?
For the love of _________ is a root of all kinds of _____________. (1 Timothy 6:10)
The rich rule over the ______, and the borrower is servant to the ______. (Proverbs 22:7)
You cannot serve both God and ________. (Matthew 6:24)
A generous man will _______; he who refreshes others will ________. (Proverbs 11:25)
...not greedy for ______, but eager to _______. (1 Peter 5:2)
Money Idea One: Set up three envelopes or jars: one for giving, one for saving, and one for spending. Every time you receive money, decide how much should go in each one.
Money Idea Two: Look around the house for items that you no longer need (items that were probably once treasures). Collect all the items and have a garage sale to raise money for those in need or donate these items to a local thrift store.