1.28.18 - Small Groups Discussion

Main Point: A generous lifestyle is about more than money.

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?

  • Share some instances where you have seen generosity lived out that had nothing to do with money.

Read: Exodus 31:1-6

  • Who do you know that has been specifically chosen and gifted by God for a task? What kind of inspiration have you drawn from being around that person?

  • We don’t know anything else about Bezalel and Oholiab except what we read here (and a bit about their genealogy in a couple other passages). What kind of legacy did they leave behind? What would you like to be written about the way you used your gifts for God’s glory?

Read: Exodus 36:1-7

  • What does this passage communicate about generosity?

  • The wealth that the Israelites offered for the construction of the Tabernacle was immense. 2,800 pounds of gold worth $41 million today and 9,600 pounds of silver worth $2.25 million today. What strikes you about that incredible outpouring? In what ways does our giving reflect theirs? In what ways does it not?
  • Frank said, “A generous lifestyle is about more than money.” What is it about? •
  • America is the wealthiest nation on the planet. The poor in America are middle-class in the rest of the world. What responsibilities come with the privilege?
  • Talk about the way this series has affected your group’s perspective of generosity and how you can continue to grow in generosity as a  group and as individuals.

Prayer: Thank God for the ability to raise your standard of giving and impact the world for Christ through being generous.

Posted on January 29, 2018 .