To Be Rich in Giving (Generosity) - Leader
To Be Rich in Giving
A Bible Study on the Blessing of Generosity
by the Rev. Dr. James King, based on the study by Steven E. King
“To Be Rich in Giving — A Bible Study on the Blessing of Generosity” is a Bible study intellectually exploring the topic of stewardship and giving. On a deeper level, it also is an appeal to faith, meant to help participants recognize and understand the joy that comes from giving our lives in service to Christ.
When Jesus tells us that “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44), he is not only speaking of the joy that you and I can experience in faith, he is describing what he has actually done for us. Jesus gave up all he had so that we would be his own. He did it intentionally and with purpose. It is in this gratitude and thankfulness for the gift of God in Christ that we are able to experience this same joy in giving of ourselves.
The Christian life is one of meaning and purpose, because God is at work in us, carrying out his mission in Christ through us. Indeed, we are just earthen vessels, “to show that the transcendent power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7). But it is in the love he gives that we experience the great blessing. We have been made a part of something much bigger than ourselves, and by God’s grace in Christ, he has allowed us to be a part of it all!
Table of Contents
Session 1: Stewards of God
Session 2: Ours in Common
Session 3: Idols of Gold
Session 4: Love of Money
Session 5: Life Without Fear
Session 6: Good News to the Poor
Session 7: Joy in Giving
Session 8: Doing God's Work
Session 9: Shared Blessings
Go HERE for the Participant Book for this study.