18 July 2021
Series: Five Stars

The Spiritual Practice of Generosity

Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

Outline

  1. Generosity is a spiritual practice that I should be intentional about!
    • An expression of Stewardship
    • A demonstration Christlikeness
    • An opportunity for fellowship and interdependence
    • Generates worship.
  2. Everyone can practice generosity!

How to practice Generosity:

  1. Willingly and Cheerfully
  2. From what you have NOT what you don’t have.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some people or things that have motivated you towards generosity?
  2. When and from whom have you experienced generosity? What was that experience like?
  3. What was your initial reaction to the statement: “Generosity is a spiritual practice?”
  4. Which do you find more difficult in the practice of generosity; – giving or receiving? Why do you think it is so?
  5. What would it look like if you lived as though everything you own belongs to God and NOT to you? (Actually, it does!)
  6. Think about your material and immaterial assets and resources, what would it feel like to hear God say: “My child it is all mine but I trust you! You get to make the call on how to use it on my behalf.”
  7. What are your current addictions? (e.g., shopping, technology, keeping up with the Joneses, TV etc.) How do these addictions affect how you use your resources?