ICEBREAKER: Share a time when you were the recipient of extravagant generosity?
Read Malachi 3:6-12
Why does God say the people are under a curse? When you read that these people are robbing God, what is the first thing that you think about? Why does God consider their disobedience to be robbery?
What does God promise if the people obey his commands to tithe?
Read Matthew 23:23
Here Jesus is correcting the Pharisees hearts. They are giving the tithe, which was good. But what were they neglecting? How are generosity and tithes and offerings tied to justice, mercy and faithfulness?
What does God ultimately desire from his people? Sometimes we do the right thing and our heart is not really in it. How can we be sure that when we obey the Lord, we do so with all our hearts?
How can we pray for each other?