The Daniel Dilemma
Break the Ice
What is your most beloved possession?
Key Passage: Matthew 6:19-24
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
- Who is Jesus speaking to in this passage?
- At what point in Jesus’ ministry does this passage occur?
- How does Chris Hodges’ explanation of the meaning of the “evil eye” and the “good eye” affect your comprehension of this passage?
- What does this passage mean for your life today?
Have 2-3 members share takeaways from their GO last week.
- If God answered “yes” to every prayer your prayed, would it change the world, or would it just change your life?
- When Jesus refers to “storing up treasures in Heaven,” what does that mean to you?
- Why do you think Jesus says it’s impossible to serve two masters? Do you agree or disagree with this concept?
- Jesus specifically refers to money a master opposed to God, but that’s just one example. What are some other “masters” that you serve instead of God?
- When you think about yourself, do you tend to see yourself more often as the world views you or as God views you? How does that answer affect the way you act and the choices you make?
- Read Luke 12:7. God knows you far better than you know yourself, and He adores you. So why do we often value our view of ourselves over how God sees us?
- If you viewed other people as the way God sees them, how would you treat them differently? Try to think of one specific example from the past week.
- Read Colossians 4:5-6. What does this verse mean to you?
- Why is it difficult to see life and people through the lens of eternity versus the here and now?
- What can you do this week to see you as God sees you?
- How will you intentionally try to see the world around you as God sees it this week?
- How will you store up treasures in Heaven versus on earth this week?
Close in Prayer