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RADIANT VALUE #4 – GENEROSITY IS A PRIVILEGE

Series Launch

9.1.2019

DISCUSS THE CALL TO ACTION

GENEROSITY ISN’T DEFINED BY AN AMOUNT, IT’S DEFINED BY AN ATTITUDE
As long as generosity is defined by how much is given, whether what is given is time or talent or treasure, then the heart behind true generosity will be missed. It’s not about how much or how little is given, generosity is about an attitude that simply longs to meet needs as they arise.

Read

John 6:1-15
Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the signs he had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near. When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do. Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten. After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

Main Idea

At this point in the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, great crowds were following him and would remain with him for numerous days. With one particular crowd, Jesus knew they were hungry and began looking for someone to give them something to eat. Only a young boy had enough faith to give what he had, even though it was small, in order to help meet the need of the large crowd. His attitude of generosity is a lesson for us today. We cannot judge the impact of our gift based on it’s size, instead we are to simply be faithful with the resources Christ has given us and give out of a grateful heart.

01. Share

GENEROSITY IS MY PRIVILEGE BECAUSE COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE OVERRIDES FRUSTRATION WITH THEIR ACTIONS (….Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him)

Question for group

What role does compassion play in influencing generosity? How does this realization change the way you view generosity?

02. Share

GENEROSITY IS MY PRIVILEGE BECAUSE WE CAN NEVER ASSUME THAT THE PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE GENEROUS ARE (…..He asked this only to test him)

Question for group

Talk about a time where you were part of the solution that helped meet a need. Was there someone else that should have met that need but didn’t?

03. Share

GENEROSITY IS MY PRIVILEGE BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE DOESN’T ALWAYS LIMIT WHAT WE CAN DO (…but how far will they go among so many?)

Question for group

Why do we limit what Christ can do with our gift based on its size? How can our attitude change?

Call to action

What opportunities do we know of, right now, that could be impacted by having a generous attitude?

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