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Kingdom Interest | Week 1

April 7, 2024   /   Grace Community Church

Kingdom Interest | Week 1 | Sacrificing for the Kingdom’s Interest

2 Corinthians 8:1-7 | Pastor Kyle Hall

Joyful Stewardship Leads to Sacrificial Generosity

1. A Generous Heart Stewards God’s Money | v. 1

Everything You Have is From God and For God

Your Money is a Gift of Grace: From God & For God

2. A Generous Heart Gives Even When Life Takes Away | v. 2

Suffering Will Test Your Joy & Generosity

Which Voice is Louder in Your Life Right Now?

The Hardship Which You Endure

The Hope of Christ Which You Enjoy

Christ-Like Generosity is More Concerned About a Generous Attitude Than a Generous Amount

The Macedonian Principle

Giving Joyfully and Sacrificially Out of Lack

3. A Generous Heart Gives and Gains Abundantly | v. 3-4

A Generous Heart Gives Abundantly

How Do You Identify Your “Means”?

  1. Learn What Money is Coming In and Going Out
  2. Create a Budget
  3. Create a Giving Plan

What Are Potential Roadblocks That Keep Us From Giving Beyond Our Means?

  • Debt Shame
  • Scarcity Mindset
  • Fear / Self-Preservation
  • Selfishness

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:24-25

A Generous Heart Gains Abundantly

4. A Generous Heart Gives Themself to God First | v. 5

A Heart Given to God is a Heart That Gives to God

5. A Generous Heart Gives Abundantly From Abundant Joy | v. 6-7

Pray for the Lord to Open Up Opportunities for You to Be Sacrificially Generous!

Discussion Questions

What does it mean for you to be a steward of God’s money?

Have there been hardships or roadblocks that have made generous giving a challenge? Will you commit to praying for the Lord to provide opportunities to give even when life takes away?

How has your view of money (“slave/steward” and “my money/God’s money”) impacted your view of God?

Are there any “wants” or “poor stewardship expenses” that can be sacrificed in order to give beyond your means?

Do you have a good understanding of your finances right now? What’s your next step for financial stewardship or excelling in generosity?

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