HOW MUCH GOES TO GOD?

God gives me everything—including himself—so that I spend everything—including myself—on him.

Notes And Next Steps

2 Corinthians 9:10,11 + Part 4 of the series “Ten For Ten"

How much of your wealth, income and possessions belongs to you, and how much of it belongs to God?

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. (Psalm 24:1)

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10,11)

God gives you his all … What proportion does he want in return?

CROSSTALK

  1. As you watch today’s episode of “Living Generously,” what is this episode teaching us about money? about God? Focus on Re’s conversation with Frank as he speaks Proverbs 18:10,11 to him on the rooftop.
  2. How do you know if wealth, income or possessions are becoming your strong tower? How do you know when God is your strong tower?
  3. A single mom with two children made $30,000 last year. She gave $2,500 in offerings. A two-income family with two children made $110,000 last year and gave $11,000. Whose faith makes a greater stretch of generosity?
  4. Abraham gave _____ % (Genesis 14:20). Zacchaeus gave ______% (Luke 19:1-10). Two widows gave ______% (1 Kings 17:7-16; Luke 21:1-4). Consider increasing your proportion, perhaps to 10%. Why?

NEWS AND NOTES

Today we distribute commitment packets to all CrossLife family members. Please read the letter, use the planning tools included, and prayerfully consider what your response will be. Plan to return your giving plan in two weeks, sealed in an envelope that does not contain any offering except the desire of your heart written on the plan. Envelopes will remain sealed, then returned to you after 10 weeks.