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Be Rich - Week 3

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Getting Started:
If you could join a team for a mission trip anywhere in the world, near or far, where would you want to serve?

Digging In:
Read Luke 18:18-25

  1. Practicing generosity is one of the best ways to ensure we place our hope in God and not our wealth. But frequently our attitudes hinder us from living generously. Why did the rich ruler think he was doing so well when Jesus knew he still lacked something?

  2. When you think of good stewardship, do you think about your money or time first? Is it possible to be generous with your money and stingy with your time? Or vice versa?

  3. Read 1 Timothy 4:10-11. We are called to be generous with our service to others. What are some of the ways we can do this?

  4. We are also invited to be generous with our giving. Why do you think this is important? How does it increase our faith and ability to love others?

  5. If we think about generosity as a progression it may look like this:

    • Random acts of kindness.
    • Consistent acts of kindness.
    • Tracking our generosity (scheduled, measurable).
    • Generosity as a way of life.

    Is it possible to skip steps 1-3 and jump right into boundless generosity? Why or why not? What do we learn in step one that helps us get to step four?
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