Freedom - Week 3 - Jan 20

 
 
 

Freedom - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

What is the funniest story of generosity that you have personally been able to participate in? Share that story with your group.

 

REFLECT

What did you learn from this sermon? How did this sermon deepen or challenge your faith?

Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 9; 9:6-13. Which word, phrase, or verse in these passages resonates with you the most and why 

Dan shared these five truths about generosity:

1.     Generosity is a privilege.

2.     Generosity makes us more like Jesus.

3.     Generosity invites God’s blessing.

4.     Generosity is the reason for God’s blessing.

5.     Generosity leads to people praising God.

 Which of these most stood out to you and why?

When an opportunity to give comes up, is your natural response to view the opportunity a burden or a blessing? What does the answer reveal about the condition of your heart?

How have you seen giving directly tied to your spiritual growth and your maturity as a disciple of Jesus?

When you consider all the resources you have, do you truly believe the reason God entrusted you with those resources was so you could be a blessing to others? Where are you at on this journey? 

How have you seen generosity lead to other people praising God?

When you consider the generosity of Jesus, how does it make you feel? Explain.

APPLY

What is one way you personally can take a step towards greater generosity?

What is one way your group can take a step towards greater generosity?

PRAY

This week, prayerfully consider how you might be able to partner with The Creek and God in where he is leading us as a church in regard to the freedom initiative.

 

NEXT STEPS

What we choose to leave behind says a lot about us. We all want our families, friends, and businesses to be secure and stable when we’re gone, so we set up wills, trust funds put all sorts of plans and strategies into place. But how often are we investing into the people, relationships, and decisions that have the potential to last for eternity? Here are some next steps to help you explore what it looks like to leave behind a worthwhile legacy:

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Sign up for Rooted! Rooted is a 10-week discipleship journey to help you connect with God, the church, and your purpose! Registration opens on January 20th. For more information, please visit www.thecreek.org/rooted.

  3. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.