Week Four 14 June

Think back to Craig’s message. What sticks out?

Key Scriptures

The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. Proverbs 21:20 NLT

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler; yet is stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8 NIV

Investing Principles

  1. Don’t invest in things you don’t understand.

 

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3-4 NIV

  1. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

But divide your investments among many places, for you do not know what risks might lie ahead. Ecclesiastes 11:2 NLT

  1. Don’t try to get rich quick.

But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9 NLT

More Scripture

Proverbs 13:11, Proverbs 13:16, Matthew 25:14-30, Luke 16:10

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What do you just hate to wait for?
  • What are some things you wish you were saving for?

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

  • If you lost your income this week, how long do you think you could make it on what you have?
  • Why do you think it’s so hard to save and invest?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Do you have any ideas or tips that have made saving and investing more doable for you?
  • Does anyone have an investment success or horror story? What did you learn?
  • What kind of non-financial investments are you seeing dividends from?
  • What will your life look like in 30 years if you start saving and investing more now? What if you don’t?
  • What are the strongest barriers keeping you from either saving or investing more? What can you do right away to make some progress?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

  • God, You’ve been so generous with us. Will You give us the discipline and wisdom to become caretakers of Your resources so that they can be used to accomplish Your work in our world? Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Visit go2.lc/invest and look around to find answers for many of your investment questions.
  • Make a list of what you wish you were doing to save or invest. Pick something to start with.
  • Start the The Legacy Journey Bible Plan. go2.lc/legacy
  • Ask your group if they’re interested in going through Financial Peace University It’s not too late!

Week Three 7Junie

What stuck with you?

Key Scripture

“… You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 NLT

Grow in Generosity

  1. Trust God with the tithe.

“One-tenth of the produce of the land, whether grain from the fields or fruit from the trees, belongs to the lord and must be set apart to him as holy.” Leviticus 27:30 NLT

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”

Malachi 3:10 NIV

  1. Plan your generosity.

But generous people plan to do what is generous, and they stand firm in their generosity. Isaiah 32:8 NLT

3.Start being generous now.

And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.

Philemon 1:6 NLT

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What’s the best thing you’ve ever been given?
  • What’s the most meaningful thing you’ve ever given?

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

  • How do you think your life would look in five years if you increased your generosity now? And if you didn’t?
  • Read Acts 20:35, and Proverbs 11:24-25. Why do you think we still struggle to be generous?
  • When do you find yourself living in a scarcity mindset? When do you act more from an abundance mindset?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Have you ever had someone bless you with something totally unexpected, yet totally needed? Can you share?
  • Do you have any stories of how giving to God or someone else led to breakthrough in your life?
  • Like the woman who gave Craig her only meat, what could being generous now look like for you?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

  • God, this all started because You gave us Jesus. We want to give our lives back to You. Show us specific ways to increase our generosity and commit our resources to accomplishing Your ways. Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Craig encouraged us to tithe, plan our generosity, and start being generous now. What are your next steps?
  • Start reading the four-day I’m Generous Bible Plan today. go2.lc/generous
  • Try the three-month tithe challenge! go2.lc/tithechallenge
  • Ask your group if they’re interested in going through Financial Peace University It’s not too late!

31 Mei

Week Two

Think back to Craig’s message. What sticks out?

Key Scripture

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender. Proverbs 22:7 NIV

Prayers for Paying Off Debt

  1. God, give me self-control.

Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Proverbs 25:28 NIV

  1. God, give me understanding.

… my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.           Hosea 4:6 NIV

  1. God, give me a plan.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.          Proverbs 21:5 NIV

Remember:

  • Less is more
  • Stress is bad
  • Giving is good
  • Tomorrow matters

More Scripture

Luke 14:28, Romans 13:8, Nehemiah 5:1-13, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Proverbs 13:11, Hebrews 13:5

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Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • Tomorrow you get R300,000, no strings attached. What do you do with it?
  • What’s your worst buyer’s remorse story? Just get it off your chest.

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

  • Take a minute to write down your three greatest financial stressors. How are they holding you back?
  • If money weren’t an issue, how do you think your life would look different?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Have you ever experienced financial vulnerability? What was that like?
  • Have you developed any processes or habits that help you avoid financial bondage? What works for you?
  • What are a few things you can say no to?
  • Do you have a plan for paying off debt? Where do you plan to start?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

  • Jesus, You already set us free, once and for all. Any bondage we experience stands no chance against the power of Your grace. Will You help us to break free from financial stress so that we can do more for You? Amen.

Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Visit go2.lc/debt and create your plan for getting out of debt.
  • Start reading Dave Ramsey’s Financial Wisdom from Proverbs www.go2.lc/makingchange
  • Ask your group if they’re interested in going through Financial Peace University It’s not too late!

Makings Change week 2  Video “Link”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm5PI77HJ_Y

Kleingroepnota                                                        24 Mei 2020

Reeks Tema:   “First Things First”

Ons leef in onseker tye!

 Woorde wat ons in hierdie tyd hoor is woorde soos:

  • “Uncharted waters”
  • “Unprecedented territory”

Alles het verander! Ons leef in die onbekende – alles is onstabiel – dinge is onseker

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Die vraag is, hoe handhaaf ek myself binne hierdie wêreld?

(Professor Carel van Aard – verbonde aan die Buro vir Marknavorsing)

Neem die regte besluite en DOEN dadelik iets daaraan.

  • Begin om skuld af te betaal en leef met minder skuld
  • Begin spaar
  • Maar leef ook meer spaarsamig – minimalisties.

Dit gaan hier oor doen – ons begin doen wat ons weet wat reg is.

  • Ons Identifiseer die foute wat ons herhaaldelik maak
  • En begin implimenteer die dinge wat ons weet wat reg is

Daar is goeie nuus!

Ons gaan nie alleen hierdie storm aanvat of dit alleen wen nie. Vestig jouself weer in wie jy is in jou identiteit in Christus!

Dit is ons vertrekpunt.

  • Ons tree anders op omdat ons leef vanuit ‘n ander perspektief, vanuit ‘n ander platvorm.
  • Ons is van ‘n ander Koninkryk
  • Nou is daar ‘n ander manier hoe ons dinge doen.
  • Ons leef volgens ‘n ander stel beginsels
  • Ons doen nou ons finansies volgens God se beginsel van Saai en Maai!

Matthéüs 7:24 – 27

24 Elkeen dan wat na hierdie woorde van My luister en dit doen, – NV – daarvolgens handel – hom sal Ek vergelyk met ‘n verstandige man wat sy huis op die rots gebou het.

25  En die reën het geval en die waterstrome het gekom en die winde het gewaai en teen daardie huis aangestorm, en dit het nie geval nie, want sy fondament was op die rots.

26  En elkeen wat na hierdie woorde van My luister en dit nie doen nie, sal vergelyk word met ‘n dwase man wat sy huis op die sand gebou het.

27 En die reën het geval en die waterstrome het gekom en die winde het gewaai en teen daardie huis aangestorm en dit het geval, en sy val was groot

Bespreking:

  1. Wat is die verskil tussen die twee gevalle hierbo in die skrifgedeelte genoem ten opsigte van hulle benadering tot die Woord van God?
  2. Waarop kan ons staat maak wanneer ons aan die Heilige Gees oorgee om ons by te staan in die manier hoedat ons, ons finansies doen?
  3. Wat is die veranderinge wat jy gaan aanbring ten opsigte van die hantering van jou bronne wat God aan jou toevertrou het?

 

 

Kleingroepnota                                                        17 Mei 2020

Reeks Tema:   Heilige Gees 4

Ons is bemagtig deur die Heilige Gees

  • Die werking van die Heilige Gees in en deur my lewe het ‘n groot effek op my leefwêreld
  • Ek besef daardeur dat daar ‘n roeping op my lewe is en dat ek nie vir myself lewe nie.
  • Die bewys van die werking van die Heilige Gees is getransformeerde lewens
  • Getransformeerde lewens is die bewys van die sukses van die Koninkryk van God.

Johannes 20:21  Jesus sê toe weer vir hulle: Vrede vir julle! Soos die Vader My gestuur het, stuur Ek julle ook.

Vrede! Beteken onder andere “heelheid”. Ons is geroep om heelheid te bring in die wêreld waarin ons leef.

Wat op Jesus van toepassing was is ook nou, deur die bemagtiging van die Heilige Gees, op ons van toepassing!

Handelinge 10:38.  met betrekking tot Jesus van Násaret, hoe God Hom gesalf het met die Heilige Gees en met krag. Hy het die land deurgegaan, goed gedoen en almal genees wat onder die mag van die duiwel was, omdat God met Hom was.

Jesus het elkeen van ons geroep en gestuur om impak te maak en verandering te bring waar ookal ons is.

Mattheus 28:18 – 19  En Jesus het nader gekom en met hulle gespreek en gesê: Aan My is gegee alle mag in die hemel en op aarde. Gaan dan heen, maak dissipels van al die nasies, en doop hulle in die Naam van die Vader en die Seun en die Heilige Gees; en leer hulle om alles te onderhou wat Ek julle beveel het.

HOE GAAN ONS DIT DOEN?

Ons lewe deur die krag van die Heilige Gees wat ons instaat stel om te leef soos wat Jesus geleef het….in die teenoorgestelde gees.

  • Waar daar haat is bring ons liefde
  • Waar daar geldgierigheid is bring ons vrygewigheid
  • Waar daar wanhoop is bring ons hoop

Prakties sien ons dit gebeur deur:

  1. Geloof
  • Ons bring geloof na die wêreld toe.
  • Geloof gebeur wanneer mense die goeie nuus van die evangelie hoor en besef dit is op elkeen van toepassing. Goeie nuus, is goeie nuus wanneer ek besef dat ek daarby ingesluit is.
  • Ek hoor hierdie goeie nuus en dit skep geloof in my hart en wanneer ek dit met my wêreld deel skep dit geloof in die mense om my se harte.

Hier is die goeie nuus – Jesus se oorwinning het ook my oorwinning geword.

Lukas 4:18 Die Gees van die Here is op My, omdat Hy My gesalf het om die evangelie aan die armes te bring. Hy het My gestuur om die wat verbryseld van hart is, te genees; om aan gevangenes vrylating te verkondig en aan blindes herstel van gesig; om die wat gebroke is, in vryheid weg te stuur; om die aangename jaar van die Here aan te kondig.

  1. Hoop

Hoop is ‘n persoon en daardie person is Jesus Christus.

Omdat ons deur die Heilige Gees bekragtig is kan ons nou hoop bring na ons wêreld wat veral dit nou baie nodig het.

Die hoop van God verteenwoordig die waarde van elke mens. God sorg vir die mossies en ek is meer werd as die mossies – Hy sal vir ons sorg!

Ons is draers van hierdie hoop!

Efesiërs 3:20 En aan Hom wat mag het om te doen ver bo alles wat ons bid of dink, volgens die krag wat in ons werk,

  1. Liefde

(Romeine 5:5) Die liefde van God is in ons harte uitgestort deur die Heilige Gees.

  • Ons is in alle dimansies bekragtig deur die Heilige Gees om ‘n impak te maak.
  • God se liefde het vir ons ‘n ander manier kom wys hoe ons kan lewe.
  • Opofferende Liefde! Ek leef verby myself – liefde!
  • Liefde wat nie grootpraat nie, wat nie verwaand is nie, wat nie sy eie belang soek nie maar ook die belang van ander.

Bespreking:

  1. Wat is jou belewenis van die bemagtiging van die Heilige Gees in jou lewe (2-3 mense deel ervaringe uit hulle eie lewe.)
  2. Die goeie nuus van Jesus Christus is ook elkeen van ons se goeie nuus. Sy oorwinning het ook my oorwinning geword. Bespreek hoe jy dit beleef in jou eie lewe (2-3 mense deel)
  • Wat verstaan jy van die begrip dat ons geroep is om impak in ons omgewing te maak? (2-3 mense deel)