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I’m Generous

Stay Positive - Discussion

Think back. What sticks out?

Key Scripture

Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. "For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say, "They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever." For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you. Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 NLT

Discussion Questions

Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.

  • What’s one of the most generous things you’ve received?
  • Who’s the most generous person you know? What sets their giving apart?

Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.

  • Pastor Robert called giving the "verb of the Bible." What’s the action word of your life?
  • What do you think are the differences between the prosperity, poverty, and provision "gospels"?

Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.

  • Share a story of a time when you gave courageously.
  • What’s something you can start, stop, or change this week in order to live more generously?
  • Talk about the idea of tithing. Is it hard to start doing? Why? Is it worth it? Why? What does it mean to "return" the tithe?
  • Would you like to be more generous with God and others or less generous? How will you start?

Start praying. Be bold, and pray specifically.

  • God, thank You for giving me life, not once, but twice. Will You now give me the courage to spend my life giving back to You? Please help me to grow a heart of generosity toward my neighbors, my church, my family, and ultimately, You.

From the Source

Start digging. Read Scripture about Godly enthusiasm.

Luke 11:11-13, Proverbs 3:9, Proverbs 19:17, Malachi 3:10

Live It Out

Start doing. Commit to a step, and begin living it this week.

I’m Generous

Stay Positive - Discussion

Pastor Craig Groeschel leads your LifeGroup in a discussion of 2 Corinthians 9 and generosity, for Week 4 of the message series Stay Positive.

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