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Grace Overflowing – Overflowing Principles, Part 1

2 Corinthians 8:1-11

  1. Are you generally a “glass half-full” or a “glass half-empty” person?
  2. What is the difference between our “intentions” and our “intentionality”?
  3. What is the context of the Corinthians’ generosity in 2 Corinthians 8?
  4. How have you experienced emptiness recently? 
  5. What does the word “test” point to in 2 Corinthians 8?
  6. How is tithing like training wheels?
  7. Where does godly generosity start?
  8. What does true inward growth always lead to?
  9. What is the difference between giving from obedience and not obligation?
  10. How is Jesus the supreme example of grace?
  11. How does Zechariah 4:10 connect to 2 Corinthians 8?
  12. What “first steps” might God have for you this year?
  13. How might you give your good desires to the Lord today in pursuit of “follow through” this year?
  14. What “overflowing” principle does God want you to start this week?
  15. How does the following quote help to understand what we learned from 2 Corinthians 8:1-11?:

“Never let the seeming worthlessness of sympathy make you keep back that sympathy of which, when men are suffering around you, your heart is full. Go and give it without asking yourself whether it is worth the while to give it. It is too sacred a thing for you to tell what it is worth. God, from whom it comes, sends it through you to His needy child.”

… Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Sermons, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1878, p. 108 

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