2 Corinthians 8:3-5
Since ‘get’ means to receive and ‘get’ means to understand:
1. The more you get grace, the more you’ll want to give generously.
Reasonable generosity is giving according to your ability.
Rich generosity is giving beyond your ability.
2. The more you get grace, the more you’ll see giving as ministry.
Grace opens our eyes to the needs all around us.
Giving isn’t an obligation to fulfill, it’s an opportunity to serve in love.
Giving is the natural response to a heart saturated in grace.
3. The more you get grace, the more you’ll want to live surrendered.
Are you living a “I’ll give part of me” life?
Are you living a “I’m giving all of me” life?
LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life
1. What is your typical response when you see someone with a sign begging for money?
2. What’s the difference between knowing about grace and experiencing grace?
3. Can you really understand grace but not receive it?
4. Review how ‘get’ is defined at the beginning of the outline. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being “not at all” and 10 being “fully and completely” how well would you say you “get” grace?
5. Why do so many people get uptight and defensive when the topic of giving our money comes up?
6. Which best describes you?
a. Not interested in giving
b. Give grudgingly
c. Give as an obligation
d. Willing to give
e. Give out of obedience
f. Love to give
g. Pleading to give
7. If the above seven (a.-g.) giving categories were levels of giving, and you found yourself best described by a,b,c or d, what would it take to move you into e, f or g?
Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Trustworthy Steward of God’s Resources/Living Surrendered