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Where Your Treasure Is

July 9 | DNA Guide

Be Real Together:

Take a few minutes to catch up, tell stories, and laugh together. Trust and friendship take time to build. If you’re launching a new DNA, one person should tell their story — what do we need to know about you? Next week, have another person in your DNA share their story.

Read Together: Matthew 6:19-34 CSB

The One Question:
Ask this question at your family meal or DNA.

What do you value? Asked another way: What really matters to you? What has a grip on your heart?

Grow Together:
Use these questions to go deeper with your DNA or for personal study.

  1. In Matthew 6:22-23, Jesus begins talking about what we're letting in with our eyes. What we set our eyes on often becomes what we treasure. What have you been fixing your eyes on lately? What are you occupying your heart with? 
  2. What you gaze upon becomes what you desire, and what you desire becomes what you love. Things we value enough to gaze on eventually occupy our heart. So, what do you really love? What has become the object of your affection?
  3. Not only does what you value become what you love, it will eventually become your master. See Matthew 6:24. The word "money" here translates as "possessions" or "wealth." According to Jesus, our "wealth" (what we value most, what we ascribe worth to), becomes our master. So, who (or what) do you serve? Where is your allegiance?
  4. "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you," (Matthew 6:33 CSB). How are you seeking first God's kingdom and his righteousness? If you're not, what could that look like for you this week?

Pray Together:

Take time to pray with and for each other.

Deeper Study: