Date: 10/05/2015 Series: Being Rich in What Matters Most Part: 5

Date: 10/05/2015
Series: Being Rich in What Matters Most
Part: 5
Title: Rich in Relationships
How to use Connect Group Notes:
Talking through the message during the week helps you and your group turn what God is saying to you into
action steps. Begin with the key questions, add any optional scriptures and questions if needed, and then
wrap up by deciding on your next steps.
Main Idea:
God has blessed me with more than I need. I’m rich. I will not trust in riches, but in Him who richly provides.
Because I have more, I will give more and do more and love more.
Key Questions:
• Describe a time when God used your relationships to make a difference in someone else’s life.
• What does it mean to be rich in your relationships?
• Talk about who you’re connecting with, or who you want to connect with in order to share Jesus with
someone through a relationship with them.
Optional Questions (If needed, include one or more of these Scriptures and questions to extend
your conversation):
• With your Bible or using YouVersion, read and discuss 1 Timothy 6:17-18, 1 Samuel 1:1-28, 1
Samuel 2:1-20
• Reading further into Hannah’s Story (1 Samuel 2), what do you learn about Hannah’s response and
her relationship with God and with others?
• In your relationships, do you exhibit real problems, or do you sometimes keep a façade or
masquerade up to prevent others from seeing the real you?
• How do you express vibrant prayer for those around you in your relationships?
• Do you have eyes to see God’s provision in your life and understand it? Do you find it easier to see
God’s provision in the life of others? How does being in relationship with others help you with this?
• As a friend, family member, colleague, neighbour: How do you excel at keeping your promises?
What promises do you need to make (and keep) with God today?
• How does your rich relationship with Jesus affect your relationship with others?
Next Steps:
What’s one relationship you want to be truly rich in this week?
Take Steps to be rich in a way that honours God by reading and talking over the following Bible
passages this week:
• 1 Timothy 6:17-18
• 1 Samuel 1:1-20
• 1 Samuel 1:21-28
• 1 Samuel 2:1-11
• 1 Samuel 2:12-21
• Ephesians 6:1-9
• Romans 8:26-28