Happy to Share ‘Doing Good’ Conversation Starters
- What stood out to you in the sermon? (If you missed it, look for Happy to Share at VancouverChurch.org/teachings)
- Read 1 Timothy 6:17-19. What’s most meaningful to you in this passage? What’s confusing? What kind of attitudes and actions are commanded? Are you willing to memorize this verse?
- How rich are you? Put a checkmark before each statement that is true of you:
World Ranking = If you have…
Top 20% = $1500 annual income
Top 15% = Sufficient food, decent clothes, rent apartment & reliable transportation
Top 10% = $25,000 income
Top 5% = Savings, hobby, variety of clothes, 2 cars, own a house
Top 1% = $50,000 income
On a world-wide scale, would you be considered rich? What do you think about that?
- The passage focuses on attitudes, then deeds and then sharing resources. Why do you think Paul placed them in this order?
- Arrogance from wealth can be expressed as a pride of status and also as an indifference to those without wealth. Which is a greater struggle for you? Do you ever look down on people without wealth? Do you ever ignore people who struggle with poverty?
- Read verse 19 again and ask, “How often do I place my hope in wealth?” Discuss also, what it means that God is our “Provider In Chief” and our “Delighter In Chief.” How should it affect you when it comes to doing good deeds?
- Determine a new habit of “being rich in good deeds” that you can start immediately. Pray for each other that you joyfully work these habits into your lives.