Discussion Questions – Week of September 27, 2020

Message: GIVE IT BACK AGAIN

 

  1. Was there a time in your life when you can remember God turning your heart around as it relates to money management and giving?

 

  1. Read I Timothy 6:10 – How have you seen the love of money destroy others?

 

  1. Principle 1: We are the messengers of God’s provisions and blessings
  • Read II Corinthians 8:14,15; Acts 2:44,45
  • How can we be messengers of God’s provisions and blessings?

 

  1. Principle 2: Our giving reflects the good news of Jesus
  • Read II Corinthians 9:10-15
  • What do you think of Randy Alcorn’s quote: “God prospers me, not to raise my standard of living, but to raise my standard of giving.”?
  • How can your giving reflect the good news of Jesus?

 

  1. Principle 3: Right hearts are more important than right giving
  • Read Matthew 23:23
  • How can we pursue justice, mercy and faithfulness?

 

  1. Principle 4: Give voluntarily
  • Read II Corinthians 8:1-3; II Corinthians 9:5,7
  • How can you know if you are giving voluntarily, or not?

 

  1. Principle 5: Give joyfully
  • Read II Corinthians 8:2
  • What do you think of Randy Alcorn’s quote: “The more we give, the more we delight in giving – and the more God delights in us. our giving pleases us. But more importantly, it pleases God.”
  • When was the last time you gave and felt real joy?

 

  1. Principle 6: Give sacrificially
  • Read II Corinthians 8:2,3,12; 9:6; Mark 12:41-44
  • What would it look like for you to give sacrificially?

 

  1. Read I Timothy 6:6-8
  • What does contentment look like in your life?
  • How does contentment connect with the principles of giving?

 

PRAYER

 

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