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Lesson 6, Activity 3
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Section 1

Read the following verses

Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 13:3; 2 Corinthians 9:7.

1. What do these passages communicate about the importance of the proper attitude in giving?

2. How would you describe your attitude in giving, and how do you think you can improve it if it needs to be adjusted?

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3. How does this principle from God’s economy differ from the way most people view giving?

Section 2

Identify the benefits for the giver in the following passages and describe how they might encourage you to be more generous.

1. Proverbs 11:24-25

2. Matthew 6:20

3. Luke 12:34

4. 1 Timothy 6:18-19

Section 3

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1. If you are giving, why do you give?

 

Read the following verses

Malachi 3:8-10.

2. What was God’s view on tithing (giving 10 percent) in the Old Testament, and how has that impacted your generosity?

 

Read the following verses

2 Corinthians 8:1-5.

3. Identify three principles from this passage that might influence how much you give.

 

Prayerfully (with your spouse if you are married) seek the Lord’s guidance to determine how much you should give. You will not be asked to disclose the amount.

Section 4

Read the following verses

Numbers 18:8-10, 24; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17-18.

1. What do these verses say about financially supporting your church and those who teach the Bible? How do you plan to practice this?

 

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2. What are some ways you have helped a friend or someone in need through your giving?

3. How have you experienced someone being generous or giving to you?

4. If you are not giving to your church, what hinders you?

Section 5

Read the following verses

Isaiah 58:6-11; Ezekiel 16:49.

1. What do these verses say to you about giving to the poor?

 

Read the following verses

Matthew 25:35-45.

2. How does Jesus Christ identify with the needy and how does this impact your thinking?

 

Read the following verses

Galatians 2:9-10.

3. What does this verse communicate to you about giving to the poor?

 

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4. Are you currently giving to the needy? If not, what is hinders you?

Section 6

Read the Generosity Notes and answer the following questions.

1. What truth about giving did you learn that proved especially helpful? In what way?

2. What principle of generosity will you apply after reading the Notes?

3. I’ll take the following action as a result of this week’s study.