Stewardship & Giving – Part 2 – Discussion Guide

Essential Disciplines – Session 7 – Stewardship & Giving – Part 2 – Discussion Guide

OPENING

What was your experience growing up when it comes to giving to church or to those in need?

GOING DEEPER

1 What should we give?

  • Why should we view our time, talent and treasure as God’s resources, given to us to manage well?
  • Read Matthew 6:19-21. What does Jesus mean when He says that “…where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…”?

2 How much should we give?

  • How should we regard the 10%, tithing rule that emerges from the Old Testament?
  • Can we give “too much”, in some cases?
  • Read Luke 21:1-4. What lesson should we learn from this woman and her practice of giving?
  • How much should we give if we are struggling with personal debt?

3 How often should we give?

  • Why is it important to give on a regular basis?
  • Why is it important to give in times of blessing?
  • Why is it important to give in times of need?

4 To whom should we give?

  • Why should we start by giving to our local church?
  • What should we know about an organization before we decide to invest God’s resources with them?

5 How should we feel about giving?

  • Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-8. Why does God love a “cheerful giver”?

NEXT STEPS

  • How have you done with the decision you made after our last session, to improve your level of stewardship?
  • Continue down this path of improvement and share your journey with someone you trust.

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