Money and Materialism

If you haven’t read the Bible very closely, you might assume that relevant topics for us today are not taught about in the Bible. One of the topics you might not be so sure about is money. Does the Bible say anything about credit cards, or student loans, or budgets? Does the Bible say anything about money? The answers are yes, yes, yes, and...yes! The Bible says so much about money. In fact, in Scripture, Jesus talks more about money than any other topic. The theme in Jesus’ teachings about money is “you cannot serve God and money.” He makes it clear that money is a tangible indicator of where our hearts and priorities are. It’s no wonder some people squirm in their seats when the topics of money and faith are mixed together. Jesus makes it clear that how a person spends his or her money shows plainly what is important to them. In this study, you’ll help students understand that what you do with your money and resources reveals what is most important to you. You will learn God’s view on money and instructions on how to handle it. This study is meant to help your group understand that when it comes to money, your beliefs and behaviors should go hand in hand. Depending on your context, you may have students who are getting ready to graduate high school, and maybe some younger students who don’t even have jobs yet. This study is for both groups! Help your older students see how it’s not too late to gain a solid understanding on how to view and handle money. Help your younger students start the right way.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Money

Based on what Scripture says about money, how do my spending habits line up with my faith? Do I ever worry about money?

Materialism

What possession(s) do I think about the most? What is Jesus saying to do instead of worry and chasing after things?

Giving

How can I learn to better measure how God has blessed me so that I can then give appropriately?

Saving

What actions should I take today to ensure I am not enslaved by borrowing money?

Managing

How is loving my enemies related to lending without expecting anything in return?

Sharing

According to the author Paul, what are the byproducts of someone who is generous and shares with others?

 

Money and Materialism will be available January 2021.