HAVING A HEART OF THANKFULNESS!
2 Corinthians 9:10-15
"10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. 12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God. 13 By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, 14 while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. 15 Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!" (2 Corinthians 9:10-15, ESV)
Giving thanks keeps our hearts in the right relationship with the Giver!
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…” (James 1:17, ESV)
Giving thanks reminds us of just how much we do have!
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18, ESV)
Thankfulness redirects our hearts back to Jesus!
"15 Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!"
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son…” (Galatians 4:4, ESV)
“In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent His only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.” (1 John 4:9, ESV)
“He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32, ESV)
“Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name.” (Hebrews 13:15, ESV)
LIFE GROUP NOTES SESSION 8
THANKFUL FOR GOD'S PROVISION
God's provision is directly tied to our generosity.
BIBLE STUDY NOTES
Philippians 1:3-7; 4:14-17
How would you rate your giving? Do you give out of abundance, or do you give out of what you have left over?
When it comes to time, talent and resources, what area could you improve in generosity?
LIVE IT OUT
Select at least one activity below to complete before next week.
Memorize Matthew 6:19-21 to remind yourself where your heart is.
Intentionally set aside time this week to draw near to God in prayer. Ask God to reveal how he wants you to be a generous giver.