INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE STUDY GUIDE
These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.
By Scarlett Stough
1. Matthew 6:24. How can money become a master replacing God? Is this a problem only for those who have money? If not, why not?
2. Matthew 6:25-32. What makes it unnecessary to worry or be anxious about where our next meal is coming from?
3. Matthew 6:33-34. What should we be doing instead of worrying about finances?
4. 1 Timothy 6:3-4. Why would anyone think "godliness is a means to financial gain"?
5. 1 Timothy 6:6-8; Philippians 4:11-13. How do we become content when we are poor?
6. 1 Timothy 6:9-10. In what ways can greed be a temptation and a trap? What kinds of evil can ruin or destroy the person who is lusting for money?
7. 1 Timothy 6:17-19. How should rich people view their wealth and use it? [Optional: Search Proverbs for scriptures to answer this question?]
8. Luke 12:15; 1 Timothy 6:11. Of what does a Christian's life consist? What should we be pursuing instead of more stuff?