Selfiecentered - Week Three
Small Group Study  

 

Ice Breaker: What was the happiest time in your life? Was it because you had a lot of money?

2 Corinthians 9:6-11:

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

     1. Three questions from 2 Corinthians 9:6-11:
          i. Who do you believe?
               1. What would happen to a farmer who “sowed sparingly”?
               2. Why do you think 2/3 of Jesus’ parables talk about money?
               3. Do you believe God is a Promise Keeper, even financially?
                    a. Discuss the “law of the harvest” when it comes to finances.

         ii.Who do you love?
               1. Who does God love, according to John 3:16?
               2. What did God do because He loved the world?
               3. What is Jesus’ plan to reach lost people? (See Matthew 16:18)
               4. You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. Discuss.

        iii. Who do you trust?
               1. What does God promise in verse 6?
               2. Do you trust Him?
               3. What does it mean to be blessed to be a blessing?
               4. If you don’t trust God to meet your needs, who are you trusting? How does that work out, according to
                  Ecclesiastes 5:10?

     2. Three p’s of giving:
          a. Priority: “God comes first”. Discuss.
          b. Percentage: “Start with the tithe”. Discuss.
          c. Progressive: “Sow more generously when able”. Discuss.