Weekly Discussion Guide


Living Debt Free

by Pastor Matt Manning on January 16, 2022


MY STORY | Vulnerability
Do you remember the first time you realized that God calls His people to think and live differently than the world around us? What issue/topic was the focal point of that for you? (7-10 min)

DIGGING DEEPER | Practical Biblical Application
With the above question, read Romans 12:1-2.

What observations come to mind as you read this?
What does it mean to “renew our minds”?
What is the effect of renewing our minds? What is the effect of not doing so?

Many people get nervous when we talk about money and spirituality. Why do you think that is so?

Read and discuss the below verses regarding debt. Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 22: 26-27; Romans 13:8

Based on these passages or other sources, what principles can you think of to help us “think biblically” about debt?
In what ways does debt inhibit us from freedom and joy?

GROWING TOGETHER | Spiritual Friendship
Discuss how money affects your contentment. How has it/does it surface in your pursuit of peace and joy?

As a group, come up with two lists: “This is true about my contentment” and “This is a lie (and possibly a trap) regarding my true contentment”.

LIVING IN 4D | Missional Living
People in our world struggle with thinking that contentment comes through possessions and security. Discuss how you would share something from the lists above with a workmate or friend. Does someone come to mind with whom you could discuss the topic this week?

What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?

Tags: security, contentment, possessions, renew, crossroads church, crossroadsabc

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