After watching the video, proceed to Section 1- Discussion Questions.
Section 1- Discussion Questions
Please take notes on answers shared during the group discussion. If you are completing this course as a self-study, answer the questions below.
1. What are your thoughts about the amount of verses in the Bible that deal with money and possessions?
2. If money is a primary competitor with Jesus for the lordship of our life, are there other competitors? What are the competitors in your life?
3. What do you think is the world’s way of handling money?
4. Do you think God’s people have been good stewards of all He has entrusted to us?
5. Have you experienced contentment? How would you describe contentment?
6. How have you experienced God meeting your needs in a surprising way?
7. How faithful are you with the small things?
Section 2- Dig Deeper
1. What do you hope to gain from taking this class?
2. Based on this passage, do you think God’s way of handling money will differ from how most people handle it? What do you think might be the greatest differences?
Deuteronomy 10:1; Psalm 24:1; 1 Corinthians 10:26.
3. What do these verses say about the ownership of your possessions?
Leviticus 25:23; Psalm 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8.
4. Based on these verses what are some of the things God owns?
5. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how would you grade yourself regarding your attitude toward your possessions?
6. What are two practical ways you could recognize God’s ownership?
Psalm 135:6; Proverbs 21:1; Acts 17:26.
7. What do these verses communicate about God’s control of circumstances and people?
1 Corinthians 4:2
8. According to this verse, what is the requirement of a steward?
9. How would you define a steward?
10. What does being a steward look like for you on a daily basis?
11. Why did the master remove the steward from his position?
12. Have you ever experienced the consequences of poor stewardship in your life? If so explain.
Leviticus 19:11-13; Deuteronomy 25:13-16; Ephesians 4:25.
13. What do these verses communicate to you about God’s requirement for honesty?
14. Are you consistently honest in even the smallest details? Why or why not? If not, what are some things you can do to change?
Proverbs 14:2; Proverbs 26:28; Romans 13:9-10
15. Based on these verses, can you practice dishonesty and still love God? Your Neighbor? Why or why not?
16. How has dishonesty affected you or someone you love?
Psalm 15:1-5; Proverbs 20:7; Isaiah 33:15-16
17. Based on these passages, what are some of the benefits of being honest?
18. How have you experienced the benefits of being honest?
Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 13:11; Proverbs 21:6
19. What are some of the curses of dishonesty?
20. How do these verses motivate you to live a life of honesty?
Section 3- Let's Get Practical
1. The 30-Day Diary
A big part of being faithful with what God has given us is knowing what we are doing with what He has provided. In order to do this, you will be keeping a diary of your income and expenses over the next 30 days.
This practice is crucial on two levels:
1. It helps you see how you are spending money over a 30-day period. This can be quite revealing and will really come in handy when it is time to formulate your Spending Plan.
2. It gives you a visual map of how well you are doing in being faithful with what God has given you.
We recommend that you keep any receipts you have and use that to record your spending into the 30-Day Diary. As a teenager, not all spending categories may pertain to you, but find the category that best fits your expense and enter into the appropriate day. After the 30 days, you will have the opportunity to change category titles to better fit your needs.
Every time you have income, record it into the appropriate day of the income category.
Every time you have an expense, record it into the appropriate category and day.
Download the 30-Day Diary
Save the 30-Day Diary to your computer or device before entering data
Data entry into the 30-Day Diary may be slower on a tablet or smartphone
2. Complete the Deed.
Below is an exercise called “The Deed”. It is designed to help you recognize God’s ownership of your possessions. We use the term Deed because it is often used in reference to transferring property, which is exactly what you will be doing in this exercise.
As a teenager, you may find that you don’t have a ton of possessions. I would encourage you to think not only of possessions but also of the things that you highly value. These may not have a lot of monetary significance but could have a lot of emotional value and investment.
Here’s how you complete the Deed:
a. Insert today’s date at the top. Then print your name in the space “From”, because you are doing the transferring.
b. There is a large blank space for you to enter the items you are transferring to God's ownership. Please spend time praying about this decision before making any entries.
Download the Deed
Please make sure you save the downloaded practical applications to your computer or device before entering any data!
After completing the Deed, answer the following questions:
1. What did you learn from completing the Deed?
2. How do you think this might influence you in the future?
Section 4- Memory Verses
"If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?"
"The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them."
Section 5- Definitions
1. Steward- someone who manages another’s property or finances.
2. Contentment- satisfied with what one has, not wanting anything else.
3. Faithful- reliable, trusted, loyal.
4. Lordship- the authority or power of the Lord.
Section 6- Take Action
I will take the following action as a result of this week's lesson:
Section 7- Jungle Crossing
Test your gaming skills and your Give, Save & Spend knowledge by playing Jungle Crossing. The more you learn each week, the higher you'll score