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Next Step - Week 3 - GENEROSITY

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BEFORE YOU GATHER

  • Familiarize yourself with this Group Study Guide.
  • If you missed it, CLICK HERE to watch the weekend sermon.
  • Spend some time in prayer before your group gathers.
  • To prepare for discussion, CLICK HERE for a few facilitation tips.
  • As a leader you always have the option to use some or all the questions and/or write your own questions.

GROUP DISCUSSION

Opening Prayer: (1-5 minutes)
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of how your group can invite God into your time together.

  • Pray that God would open our hearts and minds to the truth of God’s word.
  • Pray that we would be able to share honestly and in a safe place together, and that we would encourage each other to take our next steps with Jesus.

Quick Connection: (5 minutes)

Answer one of these: What is the best gift you have ever received? Or, what is the best gift you’ve ever given?

Group Discussion: (30 minutes)

This week we will explore the next step of GENEROSITY. 

  • Jesus talked more about money than about heaven, hell, healing or salvation. Why do think it is such a taboo topic for conversation, prayer requests and sermons?
  • God doesn’t need our money. So why is it so important that we are generous? Why is it faith’s greatest enemy?
  • Read 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Discuss the contrast between a generous heart and a stingy one in how we use our wealth.
  • What are some harvests you have received or experienced because you were generous?
  • The money you give away represents minutes, hours, or days that you have worked. How much more might you be willing to work and give as your next step?
  • Do you sponsor a Compassion International child? Share about them - their name, age, etc. 

CLOSING PRAYER (5-15 minutes):
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of what your group could talk about with God in prayer.

  • Pray that we would take time this week to reflect on how we use our time, gifts and money to serve God.
  • Pray that God would show us where we are doing a great job of giving, and where we can increase our giving. 

CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK: 

  • Make a list of all the ways you can be generous.
  • Memorize 1 Timothy 6:17-19.
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