01.07.18 - Small Group Discussion

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.

Posted on January 7, 2018 .