Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
How can my money make me happy? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 82)
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Money can’t buy happiness, right? Funny thing is, most of us think we might be the exception and try anyway. Only to just become more stressed, anxious, and exhausted. But money actually can make us happy, if we understand true ownership.

Episode Breakdown:
01:45 Monica hates the title, so what is UP?
03:02 Are we sure money can’t buy happiness?
05:20 Allowing money to make us happy, a Jesus story
08:35 The key to fighting greed
11:52 What we’re really afraid of
14:22 What we all want, and it seems dumb
17:30 The first step…
18:35 A practice
20:41 Crosscreek things 4 u

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SHOW NOTES:
▶ Notes & Questions: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-10-31_cg.pdf
▶ Transcript: https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/media/2021-10-31.pdf
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▶ Upcoming #SalemOregon On-Site Gatherings
November 14th, 4:30pm — https://www.yourcrosscreek.com/gathering/ for more info.

▶ #forSalem NOVEMBER Opportunity: Giving Tree
Take a tag at our in-person gathering and buy a Christmas present for a CASA kid
Can’t come in person? Connect with CASA and see how you can help. They do take online donations and have an amazon wishlist! https://www.casamarionor.org/donate

▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
Matthew 6:19-34, Matthew 25:14-30

Music we listened to making this episode:
Open the Door: Ludwig Goransson- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftNnSM_VnTM
Fox on the Run: Sweet- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRv7EjjwYBI
Barrett Strong: Money- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5KU34DrrPI

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Discussion Questions:

  1. Is talking about money a comfortable or an awkward experience for you? Why do you think that is?
  2. Read Jesus’ story again (Luke 15:16-21). What thoughts, feelings, and/or reactions did you have to this account?
  3. In what way(s) could giving up ownership of what you own change your view on money and even your life?
  4. Who and what can your group join you in praying for this week?