Contagious Generosity - Where Generosity Begins
Main Point: You were created to give, not to keep.
- What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
- Share a time from your childhood when you naturally responded with generosity. Or perhaps a time when you saw a child in your life naturally want to give generously.
- Why do you think children lose that sense of generosity?
Read: Luke 12:13-15
- Why do you think we sometimes struggle with feelings of envy and unfairness?
- Why did Jesus refuse to perform a function – settling a dispute between two people – that was something a first-century rabbi would normally do?
- What are some ways that work for you, or that you would recommend others can use to defend against greed taking root in their lives?
Read: Luke 12:16-20
- What surprises you about this parable? Where do you see yourself in this story?
- On Sunday Frank offered three reasons why the farmer might have acted this way: he might have been fearful his grain would run out, forgetful that God was the source of his wealth and/or prideful in his accomplishments. How are these three enemies of generosity?
Read: Luke 12:21
- What are some practical ways you can be rich toward God?
- What is your reaction to Sunday’s Big Idea: You were created to give, not to keep.
Prayer: Pray for your heart to grow more generous!
Action: Talk about a way your group can engage in contagious generosity this month.