Core Training - Generosity
A generous person asks, “What will it take?”
What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
Frank mentioned three questions that we sometimes ask about ministry: “What is required?” “What can we spare?” “What can we afford?” In what ways is “What will it take?” a better question?
Read: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
How was it possible for the Corinthians to be filled with joy despite experiencing poverty? What can we learn from them?
Where did the Corinthians’ joy come from?
Why is giving yourself to the Lord (vs. 5) so critical to developing generosity?
In what ways does our church excel? How can we also become known for being generous?
Discuss a way your small group can work together to cultivate a spirit of generosity, finding tangible ways to bless other people.
Prayer: Pray that God will loosen your grip on money and possessions so you are free to be as generous to others as God is to you.