GOD WANTS TO PROSPER YOU
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
(3 John 1:2 NKJV)
1. GROW SPIRITUALLY BY SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS OF THE BIBLE
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.”
(John 15:4 NKJV)
2. IMPROVE PHYSICAL HEALTH BY EXERCISING SELF-CONTROL
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things..I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
(1 Corinthians 9:24-25, 27 ESV)
3. THRIVE FINANCIALLY BY GIVING CHEERFULLY & GENEROUSLY IN OFFERINGS
“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”
(2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NKJV)
“The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”
(Proverbs 11:25 NKJV)
Life Group Questions
Of the 3 Areas to Prosper in, which is the most important to you? Explain.
A fragmented version of JESUS can cause a lot of misdirection. How does getting to know the JESUS of the Bible help?
If our body is the “temple of God,” how important is our physical health to Him? Why should we bother caring for our health?
How does the attitude by which I give display my love and honor to God?