Mission Sunday 2021February 14, 2021
2 Corinthians 9:10-15
Generosity is more about than .
1. meets a
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. (2 Corinthians 9:12)
3. changes how you .
By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. (2 Corinthians 9:13-14)
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
What is God saying to you today about who you are?
How will you respond to God’s generous work in your life?
GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
° Share two brief stories (30 seconds or less): first, about a time when someone was overly generous to you and second, about a time when you were overly generous to somebody else.
° Which story was easier for you to share and why?
† Read 2 Corinthians 9:1-15. What words and phrases stick in your mind as you hear these verses?
† How do you think Paul defines “generosity” in verses 5, 6 & 11?
† How do you think Paul’s definition of generosity is the same or different than our culture’s definition of generosity, today?
† How do you think Paul’s understanding of generosity is the same or different than our church’s understanding of generosity, today?
† How is Paul’s understanding of generosity the same or different than your understanding of generosity, today?
† Read 2 Corinthians 9:8. How can God’s generosity lead to you to respond in the same way with your time, possessions, friendships, and finances?
† How can you be generous on every occasion this week (see 2 Corinthians 9:11)? Bring back a story to share, next week.