Fact Check – Part 2: Money Is The Root Of All Evil

Fact Check – Part 2: Money Is The Root Of All Evil

“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 (p.913)

Luke 16:19-31

Jesus Leadup:

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10 (p.798)

“And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” Luke 16:11 (p.798)

“And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?” Luke 16:12 (p.799)

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”  Luke 16:13 (p.799)

“The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him.” Luke 16:14 (p.799)

  • The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
  1. Focus on what God has provided.
  1. Disregard what I don’t have.
  1. Refuse to covet what others have.
  1. Give thanks to God for His provision.

My Next Step This Week: ____ I will start each day by listing at least three things God has provided that I am grateful for.

Series Memory Verse: “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (p.809)


DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

One Thing: The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Kinds Of Evil.

Memory Verse: John 1:1 (p.809)

Bible Background: Luke 16:19-31

CONVERSATION STARTER

// What is the worst investment you’ve made with your money or what is the weirdest thing you’ve bought?

WEEKEND REVIEW

The Love Of Money Is The Root Of All Kinds Of Evil.

  1. Focus on what God has provided.
  2. Disregard what I don’t have.
  3. Refuse to covet what others have.
  4. Give thanks to God for His provision.

// Was there anything that stood out to you or maybe confused you?

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// Read 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (p.912).

  • What does it mean when it says the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil?
  • How can we prevent our desire for wealth from leading us astray from faith?

// How can we use the money we have to better serve God and our neighbors?

// Read Luke 16:10-14 (p.798).

  • Why does Jesus say we cannot serve both God and money?
  • What are some practical ways to prioritize God over material wealth?

// How can you cultivate gratitude for God’s provision in your life, especially in a materialistic society?

// Read Hebrews 13:5-6 (p.928).

  • In what ways can you cultivate a mindset of contentment and trust in God’s provision?
  • Can you share a personal experience where you relied on God’s provision to overcome financial anxiety?
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