Community Group Questions 01.17.21

by Jan 17, 2021

Sermon // Creating a Culture of Generosity // John 12:1-11

  1. Read John 12:1-11. How expensive of a gift was it that Mary presented to Jesus? 
    a. What is the most expensive gift you’ve ever given, or received? How did the gifts value affect how you felt about the action?

 

  1. What do these two passages teach us about David’s attitude towards gift giving: 1 Chronicles 21:23-25, 2 Samuel 24:24? How does this shape your thoughts on giving?

 

  1. Who was Mary and what had Jesus done for her?
    a. How do Mary’s actions relate to Jesus’ impact on her life?
    b. What are the values of Christ that we see in Mary in this scene?
    c. How did Mary’s gift affect others besides Jesus? How do we see this in Phil. 4:16-18?
    d. How can someone’s financial choices become a monument to their life?

 

  1. Mary’s gift reflects what Jesus had done for her. What do these passages reveal about what God has done for us and His faithfulness to us:
    a. Psalm 18:2
    b. Psalm 36:5
    c. Psalm 100:5
    d. Psalm 143:1
    e. Lamentations 3:22-23
    f. Romans 5:7
    g. 1 Corinthians 10:13
    h. 1 Thess. 5:23-24
    i. 1 Thess. 3:3
    j. 1 John 1:9

 

Like Mary, how does this affect our generosity towards God?