Series: A Generous Life

The Power Of A Generous Church

The Power Of A Generous Church - Dig In Questions:

Read Acts 2:44-47 & Acts 4:32-35

1) Why do you feel the Church was so generous during this time? What can we learn from this?

2) Do you think there is any correlation between the generosity and growth of the early Church?

3) On Sunday Josh said that: “The uncommon generosity of the early church was visual proof of the power of the resurrected Christ.” How can the resurrection of Christ inspire our generosity?

4) Read Acts 5:1-11. Why do you think God punished Ananias and Sapphira so severely?

5) Why is greed and hypocrisy so dangerous to a Church?

6) How can you start to live a more generous life?

Treasure In Heaven

Treasure In Heaven - Dig In Questions:

Read Matthew 6:19-24

1) What are some observations you have about Jesus' words in Matthew 6:19-24?

2) Why do you think money is an area that so frequently causes trouble in life and relationships?

3) Why are people so prone to trust money rather than God?

4) How do you store up treasures in Heaven?

5) Read Ecclesiastes 5:15. How can you start to live differently in light of those words?

Sacrifice

Sacrifice - Dig In Questions:

1) What do you think God is trying to teach us through the story of the widow's offering?

2) What are some of the largest ways that you waste your time in any given day or week? How can you start to eliminate that habit and better utilize your time and energy?

3) When was a time that you sacrificed your resources for a greater good? What impact did this have on your life and those who received your generosity?

4) How can you/your family allow your generosity to be the answer to someone else’s prayer? Be specific and set a deadline!

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Why Motive Matters

Why Motive Matters - Dig In Questions:

1) Do you think that motive matters much in our world? Why or why not?

2) Why do you believe Jesus cared so much about the motive behind our generosity?

3) Read Galatians 1:10. Can you think of a time in your life when seeking the approval of people came into conflict with God's approval for your life? What did you do?

4) Of the four poor motives for living “A Generous Life”, (People's approval, Fear/Guilt, So you can get something in return, God's affection), which is the one that you struggle with the most? What can you do to fight against that motive?

5) One of the points on Sunday was that “Someone who truly understands the generosity of Christ will always strive to mimic the generosity of Christ.” In what ways do you feel God is calling you to increase your generosity?