Giving All | Apr. 2, 2017

Getting Started

  • What causes a person to be generous with their resources?
  • What keeps a person from being generous with their resources?

Community Discussion

  • Often times the way we spend our money reveals the deepest desires of our heart. What does our spending say about what or who we value? What does our giving say about who and what we value?
  • Giving by faith is to hold nothing back. Jesus uses this widow to example this to His disciples. What kinds of problems, whether financial or relational have we experienced by our own selfish desires to hold time, talent, or treasure from others? How has this impacted the spread of the Gospel in our neighborhoods?
  • What are some ways we could practice generosity as a community of believers? What are some ways we can be generous to the nonbelievers who live around us? What are some goals we could make and work towards as a community in regards to giving?

Further Discussion

Discipleship

  • Often times the way we spend our money reveals the deepest desires of our heart. What does your spending reveal about who and what you love? How does your giving reflect who and what you deeply desire?
  • We learned from 2 Corinthians 9:5-15 that giving is an act of worship and it should be coordinated, consistent, cheerful, Christ-like, and cooperative. How have you historically determined what your giving to the Kingdom of God would look like? With these principles in mind, how should you be determining what you can give to the Kingdom of God?
  • Often we give only out of our surplus, or when it is convenient to do so. What could you do differently or sacrifice to maximize your giving to the Kingdom of God without holding back? What goals could you make for giving?

Family

  • We learned from 2 Corinthians 9:5-15 that giving is an act of worship and it should be coordinated, consistent, cheerful, christ-like, and cooperative. How has your family historically determined what your giving to the Kingdom of God would look like? With these principles in mind, how should your family be determining what you can give to the Kingdom of God?
  • Often we give only out of our surplus, or when it is convenient to do so. What could your family do or sacrifice to maximize your giving to the Kingdom of God without holding back?
  • What kind of goals for giving could your family implement, and then work towards accomplishing?
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