Think back. What sticks out?
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
Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
Start thinking. Ask questions to get your group thinking.
Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
Start praying. Be bold, and pray specifically.
Start digging. Read Scripture about Godly enthusiasm.
Start doing. Commit to a step, and begin living it this week.
Pastor Craig Groeschel leads your LifeGroup in a discussion of 2 Corinthians 9 and generosity, for Week 4 of the message series Stay Positive.