Money can either bring happiness or stress and anxiety… but it has nothing to do with the amount we have. The key is in how we view it and use it.
01:13 Well, that’s a deep subject
03:00 How much would be enough?
06:40 Lookin’ for loopholes
08:42 It’s not YOU
12:12 A generous history
14:52 The BIG Question…
16:18 2 options
18:38 A Free challenge
21:45 Be a square
24:20 Qs & If we had a live-audience…
▶ Notes & Questions: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-11-07_cg.pdf
▶ Transcript: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-11-07.pdf
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▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
1 Timothy 6:6-10
▶ Additional Resources:
Generous People Live Happier https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170711112441.htm
A neural link between generosity and … https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15964
How Rich am I? https://howrichami.givingwhatwecan.org/how-rich-am-i?income=50000&countryCode=USA&household%5Badults%5D=1&household%5Bchildren%5D=0
▶ Music we listened to making this episode:
Sad But True- Mexican Institute of Sound (feat. La Perla & Gera MX): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXXeK1QSMjY
Making a Fire- Foo Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ9YKVJjU1M
Peace Piece- Bill Evans: https://youtu.be/y8flNWRBDh4
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- What’s God doing in your life and world this week?
- What’s your reaction to this message? What questions, thoughts, insights, or rebuttals do you have?
- Read 1 Tim 6:17-19, and either label your spending “needs/enjoyment/generosity” or at least think about your usual spending habits. On a scale of 1-10 (1= Scrooge McDuck / 10= Mother Teresa) does your current spending show contentment? What do you think would change if you moved closer to a 10?
- Who can your group be praying for this week?