Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Program 5-30-21
Notes & Life Group Questions 05-30-21 (PDF)
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From Lepers to Lavish Givers
More Than A Building – Week 2

2 Kings 6:24-7:10

An encounter with the generous grace of God changes us from:

_________________________________ to _________________________________

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2 Primary Categories for Giving in the Bible: Tithe & Offering

  1. Tithe: (Leviticus 27:30-32; Proverbs 3:9; 2 Corinthians 9:7-8)

*Giving to the roof project does not come from tithes, it comes out of our offerings.

  1. Offerings:
    (Deuteronomy 16:17; 2 Samuel 24:24; Luke 21:21-24; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4; 9:7-8)

Just as this is about more than a building, it is also about more than ________________________________

*Wanting you to give out of a place of prayer and response to the Lord’s movement in you, please use the following to help you make your decision:

  • Read Haggai 1 – Does my personal spending overshadow my commitment to giving to God’s Kingdom?
  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 9:7-8 – Do I see giving to God as a privilege or a burden?
  • 2 Kings 7:8-9 – Is the grace of God changing my heart?
  • 2 Samuel 24:24 – What financial sacrifice is God calling me to make?

From Lepers to Lavish Givers
More Than A Building – Week 2

Discussion questions for you to have with your friends, spouse, and/or kids:

  • How have we seen the generosity of God in our lives lately (financial and otherwise)?
  • Where have I/we become close-fisted to what God has given us?
  • What plans or financial patterns do we have that can be changed to free us to give generously to God?
  • As parents, how can this decision making process help us teach our kids about the role of money, giving, and our commitment to Jesus?
  • Here is a link to further thoughts on tithing and giving by Dave Ramsey:

­Prayer: Lord, you have so generously poured out your grace in my/our lives. Your grace has saved us and is our only hope. We know that we do not give in order to earn your love or secure your love. We ask that you help us determine what we can give to your Kingdom purposes at NBCC. Help us to play our part in being “more than a building”.