TiO 15 – Grit – Gritty Giving (Week 4)
The Main Idea
Giving begins by living life with an open hand. Gritty giving is reflected in a heart attitude and the determination to see things through.
Warm Up Questions: (Choose 1 or 2)
Q1: Do you give money to panhandlers? Why or why not?
Q2: Consider that you just bought a new car. If a good friend asked to borrow it on the day you drove it home from the lot, what would you say?
Q3: Are you more or less likely to loan someone money vs. some other object (like your lawn mower)?
Read the main passage together: 2 Corinthians 8:1-2.
1We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; 2for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
Todd gave us a lot of things to think about and these will create opportunities for discussion. Here are some questions that you might talk about together. As you discuss remember that we were all in different places in our journey to be like Jesus. As a result, you are not all going to have the same perspectives on giving.
Q1: How do you view tithing when you think about giving to God’s work?
Q2: What do you think of the idea that giving of time or other non-financial resources can be a substitute for giving money?
Q3: How do you view giving money outside of Riverwood? Is this a part of regular giving to God’s work or is it different?
This last question may be uncomfortable for some to talk about. But those who want to should be encouraged.
Q4: Where are you with your giving? Is this easy or hard? Would you consider yourself a faithful giver to God? If not, what holds you back?
We’d encourage all groups to pray together at some point in their meeting. This affirms that regardless of the purpose of the group, God is still the focus.