Generosity Through the Generations
The Joy of Giving
Blended • October 25, 2020 • Bill Brunson
Read Philippians 4:10-20 1) Today is the final Sunday discussing Generosity through the Generations. What have you learned during this series and how has it changed your attitude towards giving? 2) Have you ever considered that your financial giving to God through the church is a way to grow in your faith? If so, give examples. 3) Your giving today is also giving to the future and will benefit people you may never meet. What does it mean to you that your financial pledge will help people you do not know, meet Jesus? 4) Every time you give on-line, write a check and put it in the mail or in the drop box at the office entrance, or place your gift in the offering plate, you are giving pleasure to the One who lived, loved, taught, died and rose again. Does this statement give you new insight into your pledge to God’s church? 5) The connecting thread in this series has been “Why Should I Give?” How would you answer that question?
We Reap What We Sow
Blended • October 18, 2020 • Butch Williams
Read II Corinthians 9:6-8 1. The central theme of today’s sermon is generosity. Why is generosity sometimes challenging? 2. Why does Paul tell us that “God loves a cheerful giver?” Is there a spiritual component in this message? 3. Do you believe the biblical guidance of a tithe (10% of income) is a good discipline to follow? Why or why not? 4. In a time of uncertainty, do you struggle with generosity because of fear, worry, or confusion? 5. Why is generosity to God through giving to the church in the past, in the present, and in the future so critical? Do you feel you are living out God’s call to be generous?
Why Should I Give?
Blended • October 11, 2020 • Sherry Harris
Read 1 Peter 4:7-11 When we gather as the community of God, whether it is in the Sanctuary, Tyson Hall, On-line, or Outdoor worship, everything we do is part of how we worship God. 1) Name some of the components of worship that allow us to glorify and praise God. 2) Is giving a part of how we worship God? Why or why not? 3) Have you ever considered how the generosity of previous generations built a dream you now enjoy? What does that mean to you as a person of faith? 4) If you could have a conversation with one of the founding members of our church, what would you say to them? 5) As followers of Christ, we are called to use our time, our talents, and our treasure to build God’s Kingdom. Are you doing these things in gratitude and praise? How could you do them better?