Community Group Questions 1.02.22

by Jan 2, 2022

Sermon // “Motives in Giving” Genesis 14:18-24

1. Abraham gives us an example of giving early on in the Bible that can be modeled. What are the other areas of life that set examples for you to learn from regarding stewardship?
a. What did you learn about giving from family?
b. How has your church taught on stewardship throughout your life?
c. Any other examples you can share that shaped you?

2. How is it that ministries can use contrivances to motivate giving? How is Abraham’s model different?
a. Read 2 Corinthians 8:8-9. What language is used that promotes free will giving?
b. What is Paul’s example for motivation to give?
c. What was Abraham’s? (14:20)
d. What are some of the reasons you are grateful?

3. Read Hebrews 7:1-3. Who is this Melchizedek and how is he different than all the other kings in Genesis 14? How is Melchizedek like Christ? How is Abraham’s response in vs. 4 showing honor to God?

4. Why didn’t Abraham take the spoils of war offered by the King of Sodom? In what ways can people give to God and gain credit for themselves?