Right theology, coupled with generosity, is the most potent way to reach people for Christ. The more we treasure Jesus, the more generously we will live.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS
- What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this Sunday?
- Read and discuss Matthew 13:44-46, 2 Corinthians 9:5-15 and Galatians 6:9-10. What do these Scriptures reveal to us about ourselves? What does it tell us about God? What do they tell us about living generously?
- What does generosity and generous living have to do with the kingdom of heaven?
- “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” How do you respond to this statement? What are the implications?
- In what way(s) does right theology lead to generous living?
- Discuss this statement: “The intensity with which we struggle to be generous directly correlates with how much we treasure Jesus. The more we treasure Jesus the more generously we will live.” Have you found this to be true in your life?
- In what ways do you tend to live as though your relationship to Jesus is not valuable? How can we grow in recognizing His great worth in our own lives?
- Is generosity tied only to finances? Why or why not? What are other ways to live generously?
- What is one way you are living generously now? What do you find holds you back from greater generosity? What is one way you can grow in generosity?
- Spend some time thanking God for His unending generosity toward us in Jesus. Pray that God would reveal areas where you can “grow in the grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8).