Icebreaker: If your house were on fire, what three items would you try to save?
Read Matthew 19:16-26. How do you think this man expects to attain eternal life? Is there a difference between the man’s concern (eternal life, v. 16) and Jesus’ concern (life, v. 17)? Why do you think Jesus is so tough on riches?
Read Mark 12:41-44. How do people use religion to make themselves look good? How have you been tempted to do so? Why do you give to God’s work?
Read Malachi 3:8-12. What kind of “curse” (v. 9) do you think this nation was under for robbing God? When it comes to giving the tithe, why do you think God says, “Test me in this”?
Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. When Paul talks about sowing and reaping, is he saying that if you give $100 you will get $1000? Why or why not? What is the stated purpose for God blessing his people in verse 11? How does being generous reflect God’s grace? How have you seen this in action in your life?
How can we pray for each other?